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  • Phoenix Theatre Announces 2009-2010 Season

    Phoenix Theatre Announces 2009-2010 Season
    The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis proudly announces the 2009-2010 season, which includes one National New Play Network rolling World Premiere, five Midwest Premieres and two plays that have just ended their Broadway runs, The Most Damaging Wound by...
  • STEPPENWOLF STEPPIN' OUT

    STEPPENWOLF STEPPIN' OUT
    Deanna Dunagan was Broadway-bound and she was not happy. It was mid-October and she was due to leave in a week for New York, where she would reprise her acclaimed performance as Violet Weston, the pill-addicted, cancer-stricken monster of a mother at 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........
  • The economy's slow, but Actors' Gang says show will go on

     
    Last June, Actors' Gang artistic director Tim Robbins, above, and his colleagues at the Culver City theater company received some paradoxical advice. The world economy was still shaky. Donations to the theater were down. The best short-term strategy for...
  • Gore Vidal: Obama fatigue and dictators

     
    by Mark Silva Gore Vidal, the writer, put his chips on Barack Obama last year. He wants them back. In an interview with the Times of London, the 83-year-old lion of literature calls the American "inexperienced'' in military matters and......
  • Take Proust's questionnaire, rub shoulders with literati

     
    It is said that when Proust was 13, he answered an English-language questionnaire, and at age 20 another one in French. These were kind of a parlor game, which he eventually popularized, asking guests and acquaintances about heroes and fears......
  • 'Tarzan of the Apes,' reconsidered on his 97th birthday

     
    It was 97 years ago this month that the Frank Munsey-owned pulp called All-Story Magazine introduced the world to a vivid new character with an especially memorable name: Tarzan of the Apes. A book (one of its many, many editons......
  • Gore Vidal on Roman Polanski's sexcapades: The media has it all wrong

     
    The Atlantic has just put up a truly bizarre interview that John Meroney did with Gore Vidal, the acerbic literary lion who's out promoting a new memoir, "Snapshots in History's Glare." It offers Vidal's remembrances of various stages of his......
  • National Book Awards include McCann, Eggers, Vidal

     
    The National Book Award for Fiction went to Colum McCann for his novel "Let the Great World Spin," a story of New York in 1974 that doubles as an allegory of 9/11. It was the final award at the black-tie......
  • ‘Ben-Hur’ Premieres in Benefit for USC

     
    Nov. 25, 1959: Los Angeles' population reaches 2.4 million. Parents pose with newly adopted children in a program of the Adoption Institute. “Ben-Hur” premieres as a benefit for USC. Gore Vidal worked on the script for “Ben-Hur?” William Wyler,...
  • Is American fiction dead?

     
    Yes, J.D. Salinger is dead; he died Jan. 27, exactly a year after the death of John Updike. And yes, we lost Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer in 2007. But do four deceased literary lions constitute a death sentence for......
  • You're kidding, right? 'Caligula' to be remade in 3-D

     
    When I was looking for a photo to run with this post in the L.A. Times photo database, the caption for the above shot of Malcolm McDowell as the perverse Roman emperor Caligula read, " 'Caligula,' with Malcolm McDowell as the ruler, shocked audiences in...