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Christopher Isherwood

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  • Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy: a personal and artistic union

    Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy: a personal and artistic union
    Esteemed British writer Christopher Isherwood met 18-year-old Don Bachardy at Will Rogers State Beach in October 1952 and by early the next year, the two had begun an intimate relationship that lasted until Isherwood's death in 1986. They were a high-...
  • Tastemakers

    Tastemakers
    In the hands of the right designer, costumes can illuminate onscreen characters with jarring and immediate elegance. Phillips, the Oscar-nominated costume designer for Walk the Line, who’s also behind the looks for 3:10 to Yuma and Hedwig and the Angry...
  • Longtime love story a window on culture

    " Chris & Don: A Love Story" is a fascinating documentary, one much better than its rather flat and unimaginative title. What an extraordinary and unusual love story it turns out, by its end, to be, that of the long, devoted gay partnership between...
  • Toronto shocker: Tom Ford admits to being 'ecstatic' to work with Harvey Weinstein

     
    Harvey Weinstein is a man with a love for film and for fashion, so it's not surprising that his twin passions have finally joined forces with the news that the Weinstein Co. has plunked down $1 million plus for the......
  • Elmore Leonard to receive lifetime achievement award from PEN USA

     
    Elmore Leonard will receive PEN USA's lifetime achievement award at a December ceremony, the organization announced today. Leonard is the author of 43 novels; his most recent, "Road Dogs," was an L.A. Times bestseller. His fiction -- with swift prose........
  • Octavia Butler's papers going to the Huntington Library

     
    The papers of Octavia Butler, the stereotype-shattering science fiction writer, will be added to the collection in the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., which also houses the papers of Christopher Isherwood, Charles Bukowski and Jack London. The...
  • Will Schaffer Residence get a Hollywood happy ending?

     
    A year ago, David Hay wrote this story for Home detailing how modernist residences by iconic architects like John Lautner and Richard Neutra weren't fetching the prices they once did. Some in fact, aren't selling. Lautner's 1949 Schaffer Residence in...
  • Music review: Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester

     
    It's the sound of romance. Horns sing with reeds and strings, seeming to set the very air dancing to the rhythms of waltzes, fox trots and pasodobles. A man, dressed impeccably in tie and tails, steps up to a mike......
  • Four centuries of writing into America

     
    The Library of America anthology "Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing" is daunting, weighing in at 724 pages -- however much a hardcover wrapped around 724 pages weighs -- but too good to pass up. Among the writers in......
  • Life as Gore Vidal finds it, sans apology

    "I guess there is something wrong with me, Mr. Beckman, because I can't for the life of me see what business it is of anyone else what I do." So says the protagonist of "The Zenner Trophy" -- an exceptionally bright young man about to be expelled from a...
  • A Single Man

    A Single Man
    Set in 1962, Colin Firth stars as George - a college professor suffering from the tragic loss of his beloved partner, Jim (Matthew Goode). Finally at his wit's end and full of pain that won't go away, George has decided to end it all, but life keeps...
  • "The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University" by Louis Menand

    "The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University" by Louis Menand
    "The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University" By Louis Menand W. W. Norton & Company, $24.95, 174 pages In "A Single Man" Tom Ford's ethereal adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel, Colin Firth plays an...