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  • A ghost at the royal wedding

     
    I'm not a monarchist, but I am a liturgy buff. So when I watched a recap of the royal wedding, I was struck by the fact that, except for the omission of a promise by the bride to obey her......
  • 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....
  • The Production: How 'The King's Speech' found its voice

    The Production: How 'The King's Speech' found its voice
    It's a peculiar person — if not an unabashed sadist — who takes pleasure in someone's stuttering, particularly at a public event. Yet when filmmaker Tom Hooper heard that Colin Firth couldn't stop stammering while accepting an acting honor for...
  • 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...