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  • Talbot County treatment of lacrosse players is ridiculous

    The unbelievable turn of events pertaining to the Sun's editorial "Zero tolerance? Zero common sense" (May 10) is something so Kafkaesque that one would never believe it could happen in the good old U.S. of A. Franz Kafka's "The Trail" is a chilling...
  • An invisible man, live on stage

    An invisible man, live on stage
    Can you do a play about an invisible man? About an African-American whom others simply refuse to see? Ralph Ellison, it seems fair to surmise, thought probably not. Not well, anyway. Not something that would do justice to the moment, shortly after the end...
  • Clarice Lispector: Four novels form a picture of Brazil novelist

    Clarice Lispector: Four novels form a picture of Brazil novelist
    For a handful of people, Clarice Lispector's "A Breath of Life" being published in English for the first time is very good news. Sadly, that handful is fairly small. Lispector, an extraordinarily gifted writer who revolutionized Brazilian letters, was...
  • At Sundance, a science documentary revives language questions

    At Sundance, a science documentary revives language questions
    Among the offerings at this year's Sundance Film Festival is a documentary about a trailblazing chimpanzee named Nim Chimpsky who played a key role in the scientific debate over what it means to be human. The James Marsh film, "Project Nim," explores the...
  • 'Carnage' writer Yasmina Reza discusses her life in the theater

     
    Roman Polanski's "Carnage" recently opened in New York and Los Angeles. The movie is based on Yasmina Reza's play "God of Carnage." Reza recently sat down to discuss her theater career and the various versions of "God of Carnage" that have been produced...
  • 'Carnage:' Jodie Foster has no sense of humor [video]

     
    Opening Friday, "Carnage," director Roman Polanski's adaptation of Yasmina Reza's stage play "God of Carnage," tells the story of two sets of parents who come together to discuss an altercation involving both of their sons and descend into bitter...
  • L.A. fetish film producer convicted of federal obscenity charges

     
    Five years after he was first indicted and after two prosecutions ended in mistrials, a Los Angeles-based maker and distributor of niche fetish films was convicted Friday of federal obscenity charges. Ira Isaacs, who produced, sold and sometimes acted in....
  • Five literary treats to last all year long

     
    Five literary treats that will last through 2011: free short stories, a new app, near-extinct words and author interviews form the Paris Review....
  • Kafka meets kittens? 2011 will bring 'The Meowmorphosis'

     
    Coming in 2011: The Meowmorphosis, a literary mashup of Kafka's classic - with kittens!...
  • Kafka's salesman-turned-cockroach reimagined as a cute kitten in 'The Meowmorphosis'

     
    It's been well established that cats own the Internet. Now, apparently, they have set their sights on classic literature, according to our colleagues at The Times' books blog, Jacket Copy. You've heard of literary mash-ups like "Pride and Prejudice and......
  • This Recording's marvelous writers series

     
    A blog series on writers from This Recording is a must-read....
  • Influences: Los Angeles composer Hugh Levick

     
    Hear Now: A Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers will offer pieces by a few well-known figures -– provocative British transplant Thomas Ad├Ęs, longtime USC professor Stephen Hartke, someone named Esa-Pekka Salonen -– as...