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Dorothy Parker

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  • 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'...
  • Bookmark: Oh, the literary injustices

    You know the feeling. You're looking at the best-seller list and a title catches your eye. "What?!" you sputter. "That piece of (expletive deleted) is a hit, while (insert title of favorite obscure novel) is a flop? Ah, the injustice!" Life is not fair....
  • Poetic justice

    A good anthology is like a dartboard in a crowded bar on a Saturday night. Everybody lines up to take their best shot. Everybody wants the chance to squint, aim and let fly. The more august and monumental and definitive-seeming the anthology —...
  • Dorothy Parker's lingering ghost

    Dorothy Parker's lingering ghost
    For my 14th birthday she had presented me with a book on scandals of the Amish, which I cherished; for my 15th, an oversized tub of Brussels sprouts wrapped in lingerie, which I hid under my bed. When I turned 16 — that day when one is supposed to...
  • Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings

    Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings
    The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham A Biography Selina Hastings Random House: 640 pp., $35 The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
  • Authors & Ideas: A talk with Daniel Clowes about the likable curmudgeon 'Wilson'

    Authors & Ideas: A talk with Daniel Clowes about the likable curmudgeon 'Wilson'
    He's the kind of guy who waxes rhapsodic about his love for the human race but curses people who don't smile at his dog. He's full of odes to the sweep of life and won't stop sharing them with the strangers he accosts in coffee shops. He has no job and no...
  • 'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith

    'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith
    Changing My Mind Occasional Essays Zadie Smith The Penguin Press: 306 pp., $26.95 Reviewing Zadie Smith's 2001 debut, "White Teeth," the critic James Wood lumped the blazing hot young British writer with no less than Salman Rushdie, David Foster...
  • 'Surrender, Dorothy!' at Highways Performance Space

    'Surrender, Dorothy!' at Highways Performance Space
    Celebrating three decades of making dance in Los Angeles, postmodern master Rudy Perez, who recently turned 79, refuses to rest on his laurels. One of the co-founders of New York's experimental Judson Dance Theatre, a coterie of artists who would define...
  • Books: Faces to watch in 2010

    Books: Faces to watch in 2010
    REBECCA SKLOOT SCIENCE JOURNALIST When Rebecca Skloot was a high school student, she learned about HeLa cells, the first human cells to be successfully reproduced in a lab. They'd become the standard for medical research, classrooms, even in space --...
  • James Purdy dies at 94; writer best known for underground classics

    James Purdy, a shocking realist and surprising romantic writer who in underground classics including "Cabot Wright Begins" and "Eustace Chisholm and the Works" inspired censorious outrage and lasting admiration, has died. Harold Associates, his literary...