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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOn the third floor of a big, gray building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, silver-haired docent Julie Chelminski recently stepped up to the middle of a hushed room and faced 15 spellbound tourists. "On the walls of this room there were 9,000 drawers,"...
Jacket CopyThe restaurant Musso & Frank is where some of L.A.'s greatest writers drank; now it celebrates that legacy with a quarterly literary salon, complete with steak and cocktails....
Jacket CopyDrinking accoutrements, coffee, pencils, apps: 14 offbeat gifts for writers....
Pop & HissFew comedians are as intrinsically tied to rock 'n' roll as "Saturday Night Live's" Fred Armisen. Once a drummer in early '90s Chicago hardcore band Trenchmouth, his role on IFC's "Portlandia" often sees Armisen lampooning indie rock culture alongside...
Jacket CopyThe Writers Room opens Friday in a legendary writers drinking space in Hollywood....
In 1984, when he was 51, novelist Reynolds Price learned that a pencil-shaped tumor, about 10 inches long and malignant, had invaded his spine. Several surgeries and dozens of radiation treatments followed, leaving him a paraplegic racked with pain and...
Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58. The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...
Money & CompanyThe writer Dorothy Parker, challenged to use the word "horticulture" in a sentence, is said to have responded, "You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think." That line came back to me as I contemplated the foolish......
Jacket CopyThe Algonquin Hotel, famed as the 1920s martini-swilling location of choice for some of the era's great literary figures -- Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and "The New Yorker" founder Harold Ross -- has entered a partnership with the Marriott hotel......
Opinion L.A."It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Oops. That's from Charles Dickens. This is supposed to be about Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Oh well, if the quote fits. On Tuesday, The Times' Larry......
Jacket CopyThe home that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby will soon be razed....
Culture MonsterCharlotte Stoudt reviews Celebration Theatre's world premiere musical, 'The Next Fairy Tale'...
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