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The genesis of "... i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces," a new book of vintage photographs with musical accompaniment, came simply, during one of artist Steve Roden's regular visits to the flea market. "This is how it always happens —...
Tags: Kurt Weill, Book, Human Interest, Arts and Culture, Poetry
Culture Monster"'Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie," a new play by actor Alan Alda, opens at the Geffen Playhouse...
The Big PictureIn the middle of Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” Owen Wilson’s character finds himself mysteriously transported to the Paris of the 1920s, which is populated with a host of cultural icons, including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott...
Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of June 12 - 18 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 12 - 18 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
Culture MonsterCharlie Chaplin, the silent movie star who only reluctantly made the transition to talkies, probably isnât the ideal subject for a musical. Of course, anything is possible with creative inspiration, so one shouldnât rule out the prospect of the Tramp....
Culture MonsterJacaranda, the Santa Monica new music series, began its season over the weekend with âstrong sincere voices nurtured while America was inventing itself afresh,â as wrote artistic director Patrick Scott in his detailed program notes. Such invention...
The Daily MirrorSpeaking of our favorite movie blogs, another one we enjoy at the Daily Mirror is “Self-Styled Siren,” by Farran Smith Nehme. (No, the photo is of Joan Fontaine, who serves as Farran’s avatar on the Web). Her latest post is......
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
A new biography of the Polish war correspondent Ryszard Kapuscinski alleges that he frequently forged details, invented images and claimed to have witnessed events that he didn't, in fact, witness. Gerald Posner resigned from the Daily Beast after...
Tags: Lawyers, Book, Blaise Pascal, Crime, Law and Justice, Journalism
Jacket Copy???Knoxville: Summer 1915??? has always threatened to eclipse the rest of James Agee???s ???A Death in the Family.??? Agee???s beautiful evocation of fathers at their lonely twilight posts is the section I look forward to most when I return to......
Vanishing Point Not a Memoir Ander Monson Graywolf Press: 192 pp., $16 "I can only try to make my burden of proof, and show you a preponderance of evidence, of fact and fiction, on my behalf," writes Ander Monson in "Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir." "I...
Tags: Gaming, Book, Donald Barthelme, Gerald Ford, Dining and Drinking
Farber on Film The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber Edited by Robert Polito Library of America: 824 pp., $40 At this year's Academy Awards, the most incongruous moment came during the "In Memoriam" roll call. Among the distinguished deceased...
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