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  • Derek Jacobi, from 'The King's Speech' to 'King Lear'

     
    Astute viewers of "The King's Speech" will no doubt have recognized the clever casting of Derek Jacobi in the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The British actor first rose to international prominence in the television miniseries "I, Claudius," based....
  • Denis Dutton dies; author, philosopher, brother to L.A. booksellers

     
    Author Denis Dutton has died; the New Zealand philosophy professor and editor of Arts and Letters Daily was the brother of Doug and Dennis Dutton, legendary Los Angeles booksellers....
  • Charles Bukowski at the Huntington

     
    The Huntington's Charles Bukowski exhibit opened Saturday; the library owns both a Gutenberg Bible and the papers of the Los Angeles poet, who died in 1994. "The Huntington is perceived as a conservative institution, but it's really not," David S.......
  • Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

     
    We've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 75 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. L....
  • Post-Station Fire wildflower hike

     
    "All is not lost!" proclaimed the leader of a recent California Native Plant Society and Sierra Club hike in the Station Fire burn area bordering the Angeles National Forest. She meant the return of mountain flora after last year's wildfire......
  • Voices -- Jerry Clark, 1940 – 2010

     
    KTLA’s Stan Chambers, left, Times reporter Nieson Himmel, center, and Jerry Clark. Note: Jerry Clark, who died Tuesday, was a longtime newsman who ran an informal group of retirees called the “Old Farts of The Times” (or in polite company, the OFS,...
  • English pubs in literature -- can America compete?

     
    British author Richard Francis is a novelist and a scholar -- this fall, Yale University press will publish his book "Fruitlands: The Alcott Family, the Englishmen, and Utopia" about the Transcendentalists, particularly Bronson Alcott (father of Louisa...
  • Book Review: 'Lips Unsealed' by Belinda Carlisle

    Book Review: 'Lips Unsealed' by Belinda Carlisle
    The rise and fall of the Go-Go's is well known — and well televised. One month after the single "Our Lips Are Sealed" came out in 1981, MTV was launched and songs from the double-platinum "Beauty and the Beat" were soon in constant video rotation....
  • Vance Bourjaily dies at 87; novelist, professor whose WWII experiences influenced early work

    Vance Bourjaily dies at 87; novelist, professor whose WWII experiences influenced early work
    Vance Bourjaily, a novelist and professor of writing who was part of the post- World War II generation of writers whose wartime experiences influenced their early work, has died. He was 87. Bourjaily, who was discovered by legendary editor Max Perkins,...
  • England: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

    England: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds
    I was recently invited to review a superb jazz festival in Cheltenham, about two hours west of London, in the Cotswolds. "You're going to the Cotswolds?" my friends gushed. "Yes," I said. " Hugh Masekela will be there. And Jack DeJohnette. Nigel...
  • Movie review: 'The King's Speech'

    Movie review: 'The King's Speech'
    It takes two, it always takes two. Though romantic couples get the attention, some of the most memorable movie pairings, from Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger in "On the Waterfront" to Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as "Thelma & Louise," feature same gender...