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Times Staff Writer"I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn't care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on $4 million." The mansion Philip Marlowe is about to enter at the beginning of Raymond Chandler's...
Times Staff WriterUsually I find solace in traveling. It's the going, not the place, and sometimes it doesn't much matter where I end up as long as I can escape my unquiet spirit and world. But at Asilomar, a conference center on the Monterey Peninsula, it's the place that...
The woman who sheds her assigned domestic role to make things happen in the community in which she lives, who walks out of her house and wrenches or wills or cajoles one or another raw frontier boomtown into an approximation of a city, was once a familiar...
Times Staff WriterHe is 86 now and suffering from Parkinson's disease, a progressive nervous disorder that makes it difficult for him to write by hand. He is using a walker as he recuperates after two falls earlier this year that broke his pelvic bone in three places....
Times Staff WriterIt was the Gilded Age, a post-Civil War, pre-Great Depression era when the rich got richer and those who had it flaunted it, building grand and grandiose mansions and hotels as Rococo-Beaux Arts-Renaissance expressions of what they deemed the apogee of...
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Times Staff WriterLess than a century ago, a mansion rose above these chiseled cliffs like some San Simeon of the Oregon coast: 10 bedrooms and baths, not counting servants' quarters. Living room with arguably the best view in the state. And a 52-foot Roman bath that could...
Tags: Travel, Cranberries, Family, Environmental Issues, Death
For the TimesLooking back, the truest sign that then-Vivendi Universal honcho Jean-Marie Messier was toast may have come when he showed up for a public forum at the Beverly Hilton two years ago with Viacom Chief Executive Sumner Redstone and other entertainment...
Times Staff WriterOne of the first signs that we were on an Army base was this posting on the path that leads to the Hacienda Guest Lodge: "You are entering a no-hat, no-salute area." The second came on our first morning here, the kind of day that only California can...
Times Book EditorGore Vidal has his work cut out for him. In order for historical fiction like his to work as literary art, it is necessary that it not be required to do all of history's work for it. History must be knowledge already held in common if the central,...
Gore Vidal and History are on breezy first-name terms, but there is a trickle of irritation underneath. As mentor, Vidal has reservations about his protege. In his fictional re-creations of our nation's political life--"Burr," "Lincoln," "1876,"...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University student Brittany Horn was awarded the 2013 Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship at the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors' annual meeting Friday. The award honoring the former editor of The...
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review"Jack Reacher" (2012, PG-13, 130 min., $30.99) Filmed in Pittsburgh, "Jack Reacher" didn't enjoy the best run in theaters. The picture, which is heavy on guns, ventured onto the silver screen around the same time as the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School...
Tags: Oscar Isaac, Tom Cruise, Jack Reacher (movie), Genres, Judaism
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