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  • Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights

    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
  • Science fiction pioneer Ray Bradbury, 91, has died

    Science fiction pioneer Ray Bradbury, 91, has died
    Ray Bradbury, an iconic science fiction author who helped bring the genre into the mainstream, has died, his family confirms. He was 91. Bradbury was the recipient of many awards, including a National Medal of Arts, a special citation from the Pulitzer...
  • "The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography" by Selina Hastings

    "The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography" by Selina Hastings
    "The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography" By Selina Hastings Random House, Inc., 640 pages, $35 In 1953 Sir Gerald Kelly, the President of the Royal Academy, organized a dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to that august...
  • SHOREbar soft-opening Saturday in Santa Monica

     
    SHOREbar is soft-opening Saturday in Santa Monica....
  • Fall preview: books

    Fall preview: books
    Fall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom...
  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of December 5, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich SUNDAY Rhapsodomancy Reading Series: Authors Diane Lefer (" California Transit"), poet Robin Ekiss ("The Mansion of Happiness"), author/screenwriter Steve De Jarnatt ("Miracle Mile") and poet Candace...
  • Mt. Bassett Revisited

     
    As a footnote to my previous post, I thought it would be valuable to list some of the people Jim Bassett interviewed for his ill-fated book on the Los Angeles Times. I’m not sure this is complete, but it’s a start. One of the more interesting is...
  • Artist Don Bachardy's unpopular portrait of Jerry Brown gets renewed attention

     
    Now that Jerry Brown will be returning to the California governor's office after defeating Meg Whitman in Tuesday's election, pundits have begun to speculate on the details of his upcoming term. One item that isn't likely to be high on......
  • In our pages: Zócalo's 'hip-but-serious, civic-minded intellectualism'

     
    One of L.A.'s most successful public salons, Zócalo Public Square, was profiled in our Sunday pages. Staff writer Reed Johnson calls its take "hip-but-serious, civic-minded intellectualism." Johnson continues: Zócalo, founded in 2003, could be...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Smooch' on Hallmark

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 6 - 12 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Feb. 6 - 12 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be found at:......
  • 'Cabaret' and 'The Baker's Wife' set for Reprise Theatre Company's 2011-12 season

     
    Reprise Theatre Company will present two very different tales of European life during its 2011-12 season at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. "Cabaret," which explores the decadent world of '30s Berlin, will run Sept. 13-25. The show, which has music by John......
  • Reader opinion: Gays in textbooks? There's a better way than 'sanitized truth'

     
    Politicians have no business writing textbooks, writes the editorial board on the issue of liberals in the Legislature pushing a bill that would require textbooks to include the role and contributions of GLBT Americans. That's not to say textbooks...