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  • 'Selected Shorts' at the Getty, starring Tim Curry

     
    Actor Tim Curry was the highlight of Saturday afternoon's Selected Shorts fiction reading at the Getty....
  • At typewriter: Dorothy Parker

     
    A 1941 photograph of Dorothy Parker at work at her typewriter....
  • Last gasp of the Gatsby house

     
    Photos of the last days of the house that was said to be an inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby....
  • ‘Public Speaking,’ ‘Collapse’ and stand-up comedies — a weekend of documentary watching.

     
    The long Memorial Day holiday weekend was a chance to catch up on all sorts of films Ive been meaning to get to — documentaries, mainly (Though I did plow through the Andy Serkis star turn as rocker Ian Drury “Sex, Drugs & Rock'n Roll.”...
  • A new bar taps L.A. literary history

     
    The Writers Room opens Friday in a legendary writers drinking space in Hollywood....
  • 14 offbeat gifts for writers

     
    Drinking accoutrements, coffee, pencils, apps: 14 offbeat gifts for writers....
  • Personal playlist: Fred Armisen

     
    Few comedians are as intrinsically tied to rock 'n' roll as "Saturday Night Live's" Fred Armisen. Once a drummer in early '90s Chicago hardcore band Trenchmouth, his role on IFC's "Portlandia" often sees Armisen lampooning indie rock culture alongside...
  • L.A. literary salon remembers noir at Musso & Frank

     
    The restaurant Musso & Frank is where some of L.A.'s greatest writers drank; now it celebrates that legacy with a quarterly literary salon, complete with steak and cocktails....
  • Roy Blount Jr. Will Talk About the Marx Brother at the Mark Twain House

    The prolific Roy Blount Jr., one of America’s preeminent humorists, believes that the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup is “the greatest war movie ever made.” He said as much on the cover of his new book, Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Presenting...
  • On Theater: Golden West doesn't have to dress to impress

    Probably the toughest part of staging a farcical comedy such as Golden West College's "Don't Dress for Dinner," at least on opening night, is holding for laughs without disrupting the required frantic pace of the play. The laughs do come thick and fast...
  • Complete Poems by Dorothy Parker

    Complete Poems by Dorothy Parker
  • 'Wishful Drinking': Carrie Fisher looks at fame, star warts and all

    Carrie Fisher, wearing all black, can't quite stay seated in a hotel room. Her people fuss over her, but when left alone, she focuses. She focuses on a life that seems created for tabloids. She focuses on the gossip frenzy that was her parents'...