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The recent production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, won the Tony Award for revival of a play. Scott Rudin, one of the producer's of the revival, accepted the award and was joined on stage by...
Celebrity art shows usually don't merit much serious aesthetic consideration. But when the celebrity in question is Courtney Love -- the volatile Hole frontwoman and sometimes actress -- attention should be paid, if only to see how her outrageous...
Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation's most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was...
Culture MonsterThe Louvre Museum in Paris is facing accusations that it overcleaned a painting by Leonardo da Vinci -- "The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne." Meryl Streep talks about her effort to help establish a women's history museum....
Prolific author and playwright Gore Vidal has listed his Sunset Strip-area home for $3,495,000. The 1929 Mediterranean villa of 4,782 square feet has a living room with a walk-in fireplace, a meditation room, a music room and an office. The main house...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesMy Father at 100 A Memoir Ron Reagan Viking: 228 pp., $25.95 "Hinckley had loaded his pistol with a type of exploding bullet charmingly marketed as a Devastator," writes Ron Reagan, describing John Hinckley Jr.'s 1981 attempt to assassinate his...
Culture MonsterBroadway hit "Rent" will return off Broadway; Anthony Hopkins tests the musical waters; architect Michael Maltzan may have his big moment...
Pop & HissThe obituary for Owsley "Bear" Stanley ran in the news pages of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, but it spiritually inhabits the music section. Though he never received the cult of his contemporary, Timothy Leary, the eccentric Stanley did......
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham A Biography Selina Hastings Random House: 640 pp., $35 The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
The Hero ComplexIt was 97 years ago this month that the Frank Munsey-owned pulp called All-Story Magazine introduced the world to a vivid new character with an especially memorable name: Tarzan of the Apes. A book (one of its many, many editons......
The Big PictureThe Atlantic has just put up a truly bizarre interview that John Meroney did with Gore Vidal, the acerbic literary lion who's out promoting a new memoir, "Snapshots in History's Glare." It offers Vidal's remembrances of various stages of his......
Jacket CopyThe National Book Award for Fiction went to Colum McCann for his novel "Let the Great World Spin," a story of New York in 1974 that doubles as an allegory of 9/11. It was the final award at the black-tie......
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