Van Dyke Parks remembers a 1957 train ride from Princeton to Pasadena.
Van Dyke Parks
"Well, to me, the tensile strength and the very definition of an artist is something that I would place at the top of a vertical hierarchy. To be an artist is to suffer and to lead a life without shelter. It takes a great amount of daring-do, self reinvention, imagination, familial loyalty, sacrifice, economic uncertainty, and the right to be wrong, the right to fail in order to achieve something of noticeable value. "
– Van Dyke Parks
ROOM 368 OF THE HOTEL Kronprinz, on Berlin's Kronprinzendamm, is hidden from the street by a summer foliage of surrounding linden, buche, and...
LARB's official composer Van Dyke Parks talks informally with his old friend Art Spiegelman about all things Maus. And then Evan Kindley interviews...