What’s troublesome is Fast Times' use of El Cajon's Lester Bangs.

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Meltzer unmasks Cameron Crowe, Hunter Thompson plays self at SDSU, Susan Sontag not that nice, zoo not that nice to David Sedaris, Luis Urrea deals with fame, John Steinbeck IV's final days in SD

John Steinbeck Was My Father One of us, a doctor's son, mentioned that his father had urged him to follow in his footsteps. Was there pressure on John to become a writer? He shook his ...

Brush with fame

New Yorker's Janet Flanner, Cameron Crowe, Osama Bin Laden's brother, Mark Twain's Daughter, Alan Arkin, John Steinbeck's son - their ties to San Diego

For author celebrities, click here. For thinker and artist celebrities, click here. For public figure and fraud celebrities, click here. For sports celebrities, click here. Janet, My Mother, and Me A story about author William ...

Third spud from the sun: Cameron Crowe then and now

Mr. C. Crowe was not one of rock-crit’s TOP TWENTY-FIVE figures.

By the time Cameron showed up, Rolling Stone was little more than a highwater marker for self-effacing, slave-drudge careerism: the most conspicuous place, nationally, to have your copy butchered, your ideas reshaped to fit the moment’s market-driven party line.

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