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L.A. at HomeMaster gardener Mud Baron supplies school gardens with evangelical zeal....
In Other Worlds SF and the Human Imagination Margaret Atwood Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 259 pp., $24.95 Great fiction writers are usually better at showing than at telling. Sometimes, though, the job of explaining their creative choices is thrust on...
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Only toward dawn did the sea begin to calm. I rose from my berth and glanced out the window. The setting moon cast a broad light on the rolling waters of the Bass Strait, and in the distance, the lights of Tasmania began to dot the darkness. We had...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Paper Garden An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 Molly Peacock Bloomsbury: 416 pp., $30 Mary Delany was born in 1700 to an upper-class family in England that would fall out of favor with the court and use its lovely young daughter, as so many...
Movie projector: 'Little Fockers' to top Christmas weekend; 'True Grit' looking strong; 'Gulliver's Travels' will struggleCompany TownThe Christmas weekend box office will be led by "Little Fockers," but Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller's dysfunctional family won't be as dominant as previously expected. The star-laden and pricey comedy, which is being distributed domestically by Universal...
Box office: 'Little Fockers' big but littler than its predecessor; 'True Grit' strong second; 'Gulliver's Travels' flops [Updated]Company TownThe Fockers are still the king of the busy holiday box office as "Little Fockers" had a pretty good start, but the Coen brothers' "True Grit" was surprisingly close on their heels. Meanwhile, Jack Black's "Gulliver's Travels" barely got off......
Opinion L.A.Someone told me that one line of defense being trotted out for South Carolina Republican congressman Joe Wilson's ill-bred and uncouth shout of ''You lie!'' at President Obama is that that sort of thing is done all the time in Britain's House of Commons....
We're in a bind here in California, mates, in case you hadn't noticed. The till is tapped, the budget deficit is bigger than the great outdoors, and lately even the sun has disappeared. What's crystal clear is that the governor can't fix this mess. His...
Times Staff WriterTHE notion of a holiday built around literature is a contradiction, which makes Dublin the right destination for those inclined toward the literary life. Travel, after all, is about going and doing. The consolations of reading are solitary; even the...
LIFE IS HARD for satirists. Like high school poets or people who get aroused when they put on furry mascot costumes, no one understands them. Back in 1729, Jonathan Swift was almost universally reviled when he suggested, in "A Modest Proposal," that the...
In a 1974 edition of the journal College English, 70% of university teaching assistants surveyed said they marked "the reason why" as an error on students' papers. That's a lot of red ink. The phrase "the reason why" is extremely common, especially in...
Channel Guide MagazineIn Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (the sequel to 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth) the characters are on a quest that takes them to an island located in place where no island is supposed to exist. Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson), his...
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