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Big Sur, Point Lobos, and Cannery Row: Digital Photography by Charles Cramer

Like his teacher Ansel Adams, Charles Cramer is a master of the piano and photography whose timeless images capture the music of nature in visual form. View Big Sur, Point Lobos, and Cannery Row as the music-lover John Steinbeck saw them in this sample of digital photography of the Central California coast by Charles Cramer.—Ed. … [Read More...]

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Creative Art by Belle Yang Inspired by the Landscape of Steinbeck’s Monterey Bay

Ching-Chong, Chinaman When Steve Hauk of Hauk Fine Arts Gallery in Pacific Grove, California, curated a show of Steinbeck art and artifacts, I contributed … [Read More...]

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The Chinese of Steinbeck’s Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley: An Artist’s Story

My family moved to the Monterey Bay region 45 years ago. We were drawn to the mist-swaddled crags at Point Lobos, which whispered of our ancestral homeland. Yet we … [Read More...]

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The Scottish Lord and Pearl Harbor—Winston Churchill’s Protected Spy: A True Story

A Story of Betrayal in John Steinbeck's Time Winston Churchill’s mug? Odd connections to John Steinbeck's life continue to appear at SteinbeckNow.com, thanks to authors like John Bell Smithback, a Far East expert and former resident of the neighborhood in … [Read More...]


Happy Birthday to Oliver Sacks, On the Move at 82

The literary neuroscientist Oliver Sacks will be 82 next month. Robin Williams, who portrayed Sacks in the 1990 film Awakenings, would be 64 in July if he were still alive. Like John Steinbeck, both men broke boundaries in inspired work that defied convention, … [Read More...]


Pulitzer Prize Finalist Writing John Steinbeck Biography: Talk With William Souder

Plans to publish a new John Steinbeck biography by William Souder, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America, received wide attention for good reason. When Souder’s John Steinbeck biography is … [Read More...]


Carl Jung’s Psychology and John Steinbeck’s Horoscope

If you keep an open mind about astrology, as I’ve done in my investigation and application of its principles, you can learn quite a bit about John Steinbeck from his horoscope wheel. I know: reading astrology charts seems unusual for an electronic technician … [Read More...]