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  • 'The Dilemma' and the sudden dilemma over gay jokes in Hollywood

     
    There’s a maxim in show business that dying is easy, comedy is hard. And in comedy, nothing is harder to gauge than where to draw the fuzzy line between what’s outrageously funny and what’s deeply offensive. The latest film to......
  • 'South Park' creators' musical comedy 'Book of Mormon' gets Broadway dates

     
    Fans of "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have a lot to look forward to in 2011. The 15th season of their hit Comedy Central series is scheduled to begin in the spring. And in a bit of......
  • David Markson's library for sale, and going fast

     
    When David Markson, author of the postmodern classic "Wittgenstein's Mistress," died in New York in June at age 82, he left behind a vast library of books. In the dissolution of Markson's worldly possessions, more than 50 cartons -- holding......
  • ISRAEL: Fight over Gaza flotilla narrative continues on YouTube

     
    Whether the Gaza Strip-bound flotilla hoped to deliver humanitarian aid, break the naval blockade, provoke Israel or a combination of the above, the incident has continued to roil diplomatic waters. Both sides have presented their versions of the event,...
  • Carl Hiaasen talks well-placed sea urchins, paparazzi and Florida

     
    Carl Hiaasen (pictured, center) signs books after speaking at Track 16 Gallery in Bergamot Station on Tuesday night, when he graciously answered my questions in front of a full room. It was part of the new Live Talks Los Angeles......
  • Music review: 'Candide' at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    "Candide" -- failed book by Lillian Hellman, delicious lyrics by Richard Wilbur, inspired score by Leonard Bernstein -- opens on Dec. 1, 1956, in New York and closes two months later after 73 performances. Broadway applies the f-word. A flop?......
  • A free story from Nathanael West

     
    Although Nathanael West was not a well-known writer in his time, he wrote two lasting novels -- "The Day of the Locust" and "Miss Lonelyhearts" -- before he was killed in a car crash in 1940 (he was on his......
  • Theatre review: 'Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine' at the Lounge Theatre

     
    Watching someone else’s comeuppance is such a pleasure: All the schadenfreude and moral uplift with none of the flop sweat. The rubbernecking is terrific in “Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine,” Lynn Nottage’s delicious satire of an uber-...
  • Tyler Perry is feeling the pain

     
    Aaron McGruder of “The Boondocks” and Tyler Perry of “Meet the Browns” and TBS' “House of Payne” are unlikely allies, but they have a common link: Both are the key creative forces behind some of Turner Broadcasting's p...
  • Critic's Notebook: Christopher Hawthorne on Unhappy Hipsters and the mystery behind it

     
    So what if the name, for all its alliterative bounce, seems not quite right? And who cares, really, if the quality has ebbed ever so slightly in the last few days? The website Unhappy Hipsters is the most welcome addition to the often self-serious world...
  • Voltaire and the not-so-random Random House

     
    On April 25, the New York Public Library’s exhibit "Candide at 250: Scandal and Success" will end its six-month run. Times staff writer Adam Tschorn recently paid a visit and reports back below. As a philosophy major (and unapologetic optimist)......