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It's never too early to start thinking about the next presidential race — especially if you're a political party that has managed to lose the popular vote in five of the last six elections, as the Republican Party has. Hence the remarkable...
-------------------- City of Angels Or, The Overcoat of Dr. Freud A Novel Christa Wolf Translated from the German by Damion Searls Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 316 pp., $27 -------------------- Christa Wolf's final book, "City of Angels, or, The...
Pop & HissYou learn a lot about Fiona Apple by what she chooses to reveal in the lyrics to her new album, “The idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes......
Culture MonsterVaclav Havel, the former Czech president who died Saturday at 75, was the perfect example of an increasingly rare specimen -- the politically engaged playwright. In today's theatrical climate dominated by silly movie retreads and safe little dramas,...
Culture MonsterCharles McNulty reviews Rude Mechs "I've Never Been So Happy" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre....
Culture MonsterChristopher Knight reviews "ASCO: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective 1972-1987" at LACMA, part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time...
Culture MonsterCharles McNulty reviews the Reprise Theatre Company revival of "Cabaret" at UCLA's Freud Playhouse...
Jacket CopyOn July 30, Kevin Morrissey printed a note, gathered his identification and called the Charlottesville, Va., police to report a shooting at the coal tower, a local landmark. When they arrived, it was Morrissey they found dead of a self-inflicted......
Culture MonsterFew playwrights are as intimately acquainted with the movie business as Christopher Hampton. The British dramatist has penned numerous screenplays during his career, winning an Oscar for "Dangerous Liaisons" in 1989 and a nomination for "Atonement" in...
Culture MonsterBertolt Brecht, Heinrich and Thomas Mann, and their expatriate literary cohorts may have chalked up a hit or two in Europe, but did they have what it takes to make it in Tinseltown? The story of how talented writers fleeing......
Culture MonsterTurning 40 is always an event, but for ÃdÃ¶n von HorvÃ¡th, the sardonic hero of âTales From Hollywood,â hitting the big 4-0 in 1941 proves to be particularly memorable: âOn Sunday, Pearl Harbor. Monday, war was declared. And on Tuesday,......
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