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  • Stephen Colbert shows Republicans how to draw a crowd

    Stephen Colbert shows Republicans how to draw a crowd
    Reporting from Charleston, S.C. -- Under the looming live oaks at the College of Charleston on Friday, Stephen Colbert delivered a clinic on how to produce a whiz-bang political rally. Significantly, not one of the Republican candidates this year has...
  • 2008 summer reading list

    2008 summer reading list
    June 8, 2008 Editor's Note: It's a perennial question for the summer months, what to read? Here you'll mind more than 50 titles in fiction andƒononfiction, organized according to the months when they'll be published. Books are listed in alphabetical...
  • Hackwork hacked

    If good pornography is a you-know-it-when-you-see-it kind of thing, good parody is exactly the opposite: A parody succeeds when large numbers of people don't recognize the thing as a parody. By that standard, Ward Sutton's "Kelly" cartoons for The Onion...
  • Is America ready for Obama?

    The cover of the New Yorker magazine this week drove home a stark reality that both columnist Tim Rutten and The Times editorial board missed: Although many Americans appear to be ready for an African American president, the question remains as to whether...
  • Letters to the editor

    Put education first Re “Bid to oust Brewer falls apart,” Dec. 3 It was disheartening to read about the bureaucratic machinations surrounding the failed effort to remove Los Angeles Unified Supt. David L. Brewer. My disappointment was...
  • 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)......
  • ISRAEL: TV airs out political disputes

     
    > If TV is the modern tribal hearth, then the flames are burning a bit high in Israel these days. A recent rash of controversy touches permanently raw nerves and mirrors the fault lines that have come to define society.......
  • ISRAEL: 'Avatar' and the Palestinian blues

     
    "Avatar" may be rocking the box office, but it's rocking the casbah too, getting people to ask who's who with the blues and who exactly are the meanies in Israel. This week, a screening of "Avatar" erupted into a small......
  • 'District 9' director Neill Blomkamp says no to Hollywood: 'I don't want to do high-budget films'

     
    NEILL BLOMKAMP INTERVIEW: PART 1 The surprise film of 2009 was "District 9," the $30 million sci-fi tale that was directed by newcomer Neill Blomkamp, the Johannesburg native who celebrated his 30th birthday the month after the movie opened wide.......
  • 'District 9' director Neill Blomkamp's future? Think 'Black Hawk Down' and ... Monty Python?

     
    NEILL BLOMKAMP INTERVIEW: PART 2 Neill Blomkamp established himself as a filmmaker to watch in 2009 with "District 9," a film that wrapped satire, social commentary and gripping action within a sci-fi tale that looked far more expensive than its......