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  • 'Splatter' is vintage Roger Corman, fresh on the Web

     
    Contributor Susan King brings us some Halloween fun with this piece on the brilliant Roger Corman aiding Netflix with his cliffhanger genius. The result being an interactive three-parter, directed by Joe Dante, called "Splatter." -- Jevon Phillips When it...
  • Culture Monster's 13 things to do on Halloween

     
    Should the spirits move you to celebrate Halloween or Day of the Dead, arts offerings in the L.A. area abound, from the mildly scary to the incredibly creepy. Culture Monster has scared up a lucky 13. 1. THEATER OF THE......
  • Who owns Edgar Allan Poe?

    Who owns Edgar Allan Poe?
    Throughout January, the world is Edgar Allan Poe's stage, 200 years after his birth on Jan. 19, 1809, and more than a century and a half after his mysterious demise in a Baltimore gutter. He's credited as the founding father of detective fiction, a master...
  • 'Poe: A Life Cut Short,' by Peter Ackroyd

    'Poe: A Life Cut Short,' by Peter Ackroyd
    Poe A Life Cut Short Peter Ackroyd Nan. A Talese/Doubleday: 210 pp., $21.95 Peter Ackroyd is never less than instructive and, much of the time, incisive. This is a man of letters from, as it were, A to Z. Ackroyd is the accomplished author of more...
  • Go with the floe to 'Iceberg Alley'

    The icebergs that travel to Labrador are time capsules -- sealed thousands of years ago, when snow fell on Greenland. The snow compressed into glacial ice, white from the trapped air bubbles, these from pre-pollution times. Today, that glacial ice...
  • Paperback Writers: Nightmare noir

    Paperback Writers: Nightmare noir
    William Lindsay Gresham's novel "Nightmare Alley" (NYRB Classics: 288 pp., $16) tells the rise-and-fall story of Stan Carlisle, a hustling carnival wanna-be who transforms himself into the Great Stanton, a big-time stage magician, and then into a fake...
  • New in paperback: Huxley's demons and the grace of Hanif Kureishi

    New in paperback: Huxley's demons and the grace of Hanif Kureishi
    Aldous Huxley: "The Devils of Loudun" (HarperPerennial) In 1643, an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. The convent's charismatic priest was eventually convicted of seducing the nuns in his charge...
  • 'Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life' by Edna O'Brien

    'Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life' by Edna O'Brien
    Happy the poet whose life and work remain so well-remembered that his name becomes an adjective. George Gordon Byron, sixth baron of that title, is certainly a poet who stands in that rarefied company, though it's hard to believe that even the linguistic...
  • David Byrne on a bike, the genius of Poe and Rod Serling

    David Byrne on a bike, the genius of Poe and Rod Serling
    'Shadow and substance' What's the first thing you think about when you hear the words "The Twilight Zone"? Is it a man in a black suit with a cigarette? Or that cool, lawyerly voice: "Submitted, for your perusal: a Kanamit. Height: a little over 9 feet....
  • 'Nevermore," biographical play about Edgar Allan Poe, travels to Baltimore

    'Nevermore," biographical play about Edgar Allan Poe, travels to Baltimore
  • Bar set low for lifetime job in L.A. schools

    Bar set low for lifetime job in L.A. schools
    Altair Maine said he was so little supervised in his first few years of teaching at North Hollywood High School that he could "easily have shown a movie in class every day and earned tenure nonetheless." Before second-grade teacher Kimberly Patterson...