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Who wins a Pulitzer Prize for being funny? Dave Barry, that's who. Technically, he won the prize for commentary for his columns at the Miami Herald -- where his job was, and is, "to write about issues ranging from the international economy to exploding...
Starting Thursday, people who attend Live Talks Los Angeles events will be able to nosh on a Conversation Bar. It's a custom, branded energy bar that tastes a lot like cookie dough. It will be, as far as we've been able to determine, the first reading...
What fun, this national signing day, colleges' version of the NFL draft. Story I'm following most closely is of the Florida mom who reportedly ran off with her kid's signing papers so he wouldn't leave home. As Dave Barry used to say, I'm not making...
It began as a favor. It became an obsession. It was 1996 and screenwriter Gary Ross got a call from a desperate friend. Out of time and money, director David Koepp was in frantic need of a children's story to complete his movie feature debut, "The...
Christian Borle won the Tony Award for featured actor in a play for "Peter and the Starcatcher," beating out Andrew Garfield for his role in the recent revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." "Starcatcher" is a quasi-prequel to "Peter Pan"and...
Jacket CopyScott Turow shares some musical favorites with KCRW; he'll be playing with the Rock Bottom Remainders later this month....
Jacket CopyKathi Kamen Goldmark, a beloved figure in the San Francisco literary scene, died Thursday. Goldmark, who wrote the novel "And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You," was a founding member of the author rock band the Rock Bottom Remainders....
It's Saturday night, and though a drizzle threatens, the lawn is jammed with children snoozing in strollers, couples sprawling on picnic blankets, teens taking a break from skateboarding. The star appears — not some retread boomer rocker but high-...
Tags: Architecture, Micky Arison, Brazil, Entertainment, Frank Gehry
The announcement of the Tony Award nominations last Tuesday gave a box-office boost to "Once," the new musical whose 11 nominations make it the early Tony frontrunner this year. "Once," which is playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, saw...
Tribune NewspapersP.J. O'Rourke has written so many books of humor that no one is quite sure how many. I have it on good authority that it's 15, but since I finished writing this sentence, he may have written yet another. That's how fast he is. I've enjoyed O'Rourke's...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, H.L. Mencken, England, P.J. O'Rourke, Book
Jacket CopyPenguin packages excerpts from 42 books as a free download for e-readers....
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