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  • Commentary: Don't despair — fiction lives

    Commentary: Don't despair — fiction lives
    Put down that dragon tattoo girl. Stop catching up with Bree Tanner. You don't need any help from Kathryn Stockett. Forget about the latest from Scott Turow or David Mitchell or Charlaine Harris or Paul Auster or Rick Riordan or Stephen King. Novels are...
  • Fiction is dead. Again? [updated]

     
    Put down that dragon tattoo girl. Stop catching up with Bree Tanner. You don't need any help from Kathryn Stockett, or to chew your fingernails through a hunger game. Forget about the latest from Scott Turow or David Mitchell or......
  • Vocation vacations -- for the skilled set

     
    The last year or so has been all about the staycation -- staying local or at home in the spirit of penny-pinching as we ride out the recession. But as companies continue to execute layoffs -- January's 9.7% unemployment rate was considered an...
  • Obama's first State of the Union speech a dud? Two days before he reads it

     
    Lots of advice for the Democrat facing a political downturn after his first year in office....
  • Comments war: UC students and non-UC students discuss the student fee hike

     
    It seems the recent decision by the University of California Board of Regents to increase student fees by 32% has caused not only a "students vs. regents" demonstration at UCLA's campus today, but also a "students vs. non-students" quarrel in......
  • Kurt Andersen, visionary in residence

    Kurt Andersen, visionary in residence
    For a visionary, Kurt Andersen is keeping it pretty low-key. The writer is sitting quietly in blazer and jeans in front of a class at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design. He's not just a visiting professor but the school's visionary in residence....
  • God's cold, dark waters

    God's cold, dark waters
    Exiles: A Novel by Ron Hansen (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 228 pp., $23) THE GREAT Sicilian mystery writer Leonardo Sciascia once quipped, "A man who dies tragically is, at any moment of his life, a man who will die tragically." For the historical novelist,...
  • Johnny Carson's nephew recalls his 'incredible experience'

    Johnny Carson's nephew recalls his 'incredible experience'
    Jeff Sotzing remembers a Christmas party more than 30 years ago when he and his Uncle Johnny had a fateful chat. "I had actually run into Johnny at a Christmas get-together and told him I was going to school studying videotape editing in Pasadena,"...
  • Back to Basics: Why Does High School Fail So Many?

    Back to Basics: Why Does High School Fail So Many?
    On a September day 4 1/2 years ago, nearly 1,100 ninth-graders — a little giddy, a little scared — arrived at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys. They were fifth-generation Americans and new arrivals, straight arrows and gangbangers,...
  • Beyond the Trappings

    Beyond the Trappings
    It's hard to be an absolutist in the modern world—our society simply isn't set up for it. Boundless, diverse and brimming with energy, it's better at fostering a culture where anything goes than one obsessed with strict definitions of right and...
  • From the archives: Tibet's Hunger to Be Free Symbolized by Dalai Lama

    LHASA, Tibet -- " Dalai Lama picture? Dalai Lama picture?" was the incessant request that foreign tourists visiting Tibetan monasteries in recent years heard from maroon-robed monks and nomadic yak-herder or peasant pilgrims. But these days Tibetans no...