Larry Wilson


Columnist/Editorial writer

Larry Wilson

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Recent articles

  • Columns

    Lesson from the London fire: Sometimes, more regulation is good: Larry Wilson

    I get it that government regulations can be ridiculous. More than that: awful.I’ll even spell it guv’mint to show my distaste.I’ll recall that poster in the barber shop of my youth, where I’d go monthly for the “regular boy’s” cut: The picture of the goateed old Sam, father of our country, with the caption, “He’s your uncle, not your dad.” Maybe that’s because of the absurdity of having to be licensed...

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    Flat Earthers live among us, and these days it kind of makes sense: Larry Wilson

    Driving home on Highway 395 after fishing in the Eastern Sierras earlier this summer, my nephew Drew riding shotgun, the bleak landscape of the desert receded before us all the way to the horizon. I remarked on the view.“Not according to the Flat Earthers,” Drew said. “They say the horizon is a government-created myth, seeing as the Earth is flat. It’s very big on Facebook these days.”“What in the world?”Of course I knew...

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    At Art Center exhibit, it all revolves around Aug. 21 eclipse: Larry Wilson

    Art Center’s Stephen Nowlin has a wry way of acknowledging the physical universe’s participation in his new show, “Eclipse,” at the Pasadena design college’s Williamson Gallery.In his catalogue’s acknowledgments, along with listing the opening wine reception and the artists and the archives participating, he lists: “Natural Phenomena: A Solar Eclipse. An annex to the exhibition, this celestial event will appear throughout the U.S. on...

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    Story of a war against Native Americans is all too true: Larry Wilson

    When it comes to understanding the facts of our world, I’ve always sided with Emily Dickinson when she said, “Tell all the truth but tell it slant,” and turned to literature.“Success in Circuit lies,” Emily continues, because the roundabout can give better views than the straightforward. And thus when all my high school friends were taking AP History, I stuck with English. Most of my knowledge of Europe in World War II comes from reading a dozen Alan...

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    CGU prizewinners’ poems trump prose every time: Larry Wilson

    Defensive about contemporary poetry, or about the trope that it’s written only for other poets, which sometimes it is, I frequently retreat to the laziest of arguments: You have to have studied physics to understand contemporary physics, don’t you? So if physics is sometimes fully understood only by other physicists, is that a bad thing?I don’t know. If we let the poets speak only to themselves, it’s not as if they can cook up a hydrogen bomb behind our...