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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs a lonely, comics-loving teenager in '80s Sacramento, Adrian Tomine went through what he describes as a crisis of faith in the field that had long sustained him. Until, that is, he stumbled on a bootleg printing of a Japanese cartoonist he'd never heard...
Tags: Cartoons, Arts, Japan, Fiction, Arts and Culture
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterConsider it the constant reader's equivalent of the Thomas Guide. Just as few could wade through those hundred pages of ice cream-colored maps and emerge functionally L.A. literate, no one will be able to read "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology"...
Times Staff WriterHe told them about himself, how he had been like them. "I can help you," he said, "I can help you." One slept. Others stared, bored. He had planned today's class carefully: His students would relate to him. They would ask his advice about college....
Somewhere along the inner reaches of Topanga Canyon, not far from the ridge-top aerie where Carolyn See lives and writes, is a fading, hand-painted sign nailed to the trunk of an ancient oak tree: "This place defended by shotgun law." And, sure enough,...
Raymond Chandler captured the heartbeat of Los Angeles. A new collection shows his influence still resonatesIf, as is often said, every city has at least one writer it can claim for a muse, Raymond Chandler must be Los Angeles'. To be sure, there are other candidates: John Fante and Nathanael West come immediately to mind, while from a later generation, Joan...
I am not a writer of prose. This is not an article, an anecdote or short story. It is simply the imperfect account of an evening from several points of view. So begins the document that Lee Mallory has set in front of me at a cramped wooden table in the...
Solo festivals have long been a feature of Chicago theater. Fillet of Solo, now under the curatorial hand of Lifeline Theatre, has presented the best in local monologists for years. It's on hiatus this year, which leaves a wide-open field for Yo Solo...
LOS ANGELES — It was a dank, rain-sodden Raymond Chandler kind of morning, as if some omnipotent auteur had rung up the studio and ordered a classic film noir sky. Cumulonimbus clouds the color of a snub-nosed revolver hovered with ominous intent,...
Tags: John Huston, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Movies, Kevin Spacey
The flurry of traditional Japanese arts and crafts in Southern California this month is not in Los Angeles proper. L.A. County Art Museum's majestic Pavilion for Japanese Art remains the West Coast's greatest showcase, but three unrelated Pasadena...
Tags: Arts, Fine Artists, Artists, Arts and Culture, Museums
Willis Earl Beal has a biography that sounds as if Charles Bukowski could have penned it. Beal's lived, at times, a harsh life, drifting between countless miserable part-time jobs, the military (he enrolled in the Army for a short time) and homelessness....
pix11.com | @JuliaTheWriterBeer makes men smarter-- well, kind of--according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Researchers found that men who consumed a couple of beers were better at solving brain teasers than men who were completely sober. The...
Last week, I judged a competition where entrants had to have a grabbing lead, a dynamic storytelling style and a wealth of information condensed into a finite number of words. I'm talking, of course, about Poetry Out Loud. For the second straight year,...
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