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Jacket CopyIn Sunday books: a talk with UCLA author Alain Mabanckou, plus reviews of the latest by Jonathan Franzen, lumber as history and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's letters and diaries....
Orlando Theater BlogHere's Friday's theater-page spotlight in the Orlando Sentinel's Calendar section: WHAT: When the mistress is away, the maids will play. âThe Maids,â a classic French thriller about power, class and corruption, opens tonight at Mad Cow Theatre....
Orlando Theater BlogNOTE: An earlier version of this review credited John Valines for the production's sound design, based on information printed in the production's playbill. Mr. Valines reports he did not, in fact, serve in that capacity for ‘The Maids.' Thereâs...
All The RageAlthough several designers have tried to forge a modern identity for Nina Ricci over the last decade, the French fashion house is still better known for the iconic fragrance L'Air Du Temps (launched in 1948 in the Lalique bottle with......
Jacket CopyToday U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker struck down Proposition 8, ruling that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. Proposition 8 was a 2008 ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in California. Both sides had said......
Balls. Nuts. Stones. Eggs. Bullocks. That's what Oakland Park's James L. Riedy self-published book "The Pleasures of Testicles: A Celebration and Exploration of All Things Balls" ($10.95, Outskirts Press) is all about. Of course, the retired...
Tags: Book, Arts and Culture, Bay Harbor Islands, Culture
On this date, March 25, in 1957, Allen Ginsberg helped make literary history. That's because 520 copies of his poem "Howl" were seized by U.S. Customs agents on charges of obscenity. Ginsberg and his publisher, City Lights, would fight those charges --...
Tags: D.H. Lawrence, Crime, Law and Justice, Book, Poetry, Judges
Los Angeles Times fashion criticAlthough several designers have tried to forge a modern identity for Nina Ricci over the last decade, the French fashion house is still better known for the iconic fragrance L'Air Du Temps (launched in 1948 in the Lalique bottle with glass doves) than for...
When the doorbell rang one August evening in 1968, my inclination was not to answer. The Democratic National Convention was raging, and I had a window seat. My then-wife and I lived across from Lincoln Park, the peaceniks' campground. Previously, a...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Peter Lorre
Before the ashes and the anguish, before the 1965 riots and the spotlight of attention that followed, there was a pocket of people already fighting for Watts. They fought for the arts and for the black community from a building on Grandee Avenue and...
Tags: Ornette Coleman, Music, Poetry, Arts and Culture, Heart Failure
Some casting news is too intriguing to ignore. Cate Blanchett will team up with French film star Isabelle Huppert in a staging of Jean Genet's "The Maids" next year at the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia. The company unveiled its 2013 season on...
Orlando Sentinel theater criticThere's something wrong in "The Maids," the Jean Genet thriller onstage at Mad Cow Theatre. It's wrong in that way one says, "That's so wrong!" about something oddly outside the norm. What's wrong is the way two sisters, both maids to a self-absorbed...
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