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  • Hansen: The value of funding art and science

    Hansen: The value of funding art and science
    If you live in Laguna Beach for any length of time, you start to take art for granted. Everywhere you walk, there is art. Every weekend, there is some new exhibit. The byproduct of all this art is a certain amount of complacency. That's not good if...
  • 'MFA vs. NYC' debates the usefulness of a creative writing degree

    'MFA vs. NYC' debates the usefulness of a creative writing degree
    You're invited to a party. It's going to be fun, because it's being thrown by writer Chad Harbach, an editor of the literary magazine n+1, where he has been lightheartedly provocative. You're excited, because "MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American...
  • Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator

    Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator
    A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
  • Berlin: Jason Segel-Jesse Eisenberg's 'End of the Tour' Gets Financing

    In a pre-Berlin announcement, Mark Manuel and Ted O'Neal's Kilburn Media has come on board as full financiers of the drama "The End of the Tour," starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg. Foreign sales will be handled at the European Film Market by the...
  • Jason Segel to star in David Foster Wallace biopic

    Jason Segel to star in David Foster Wallace biopic
    Jason Segel, who has made a career out of playing adorable goofy guys, will portray David Foster Wallace in an upcoming biopic, The Wrap reports. Wallace was the author of the monumental novel "Infinite Jest" and has been described by The Times' David...
  • The Biblioracle: Judging Lexile measures

    The Biblioracle: Judging Lexile measures
    It's the holiday season, and let's say you're shopping for the sixth-grader in your life. Because you are a sensitive and loving being who wants this small person to grow up to be a sensitive and loving being, you want to give them a book, a book that...
  • Five ways to spend time during the government shutdown

    Five ways to spend time during the government shutdown
    My options: 1. Catch up on "Breaking Bad": 43 episodes to go. (No spoilers, please.) 2. Make it to page 39 of David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest.” (My record so far: page 38.)* 3. Find out what a “Kardashian” is....
  • Whitney Biennial 2014 to include L.A. artists, David Foster Wallace

    Whitney Biennial 2014 to include L.A. artists, David Foster Wallace
    The 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York will feature a roster of 103 names from around the country, organizers announced on Thursday. Several prominent artists from Los Angeles are on the list, including Karl Haendel, John Mason, Laura Owens and the late...
  • Small Demons will close Nov. 25 unless last-minute buyer appears

    Small Demons will close Nov. 25 unless last-minute buyer appears
    Los Angeles-based bookish tech startup Small Demons will close its doors Nov. 25, it has told publishers, unless a last-minute buyer is found. The U.K.'s Bookseller reports Small Demons had been in negotiations with an international buyer, but those talks...
  • Tom Clancy: An appreciation

    Tom Clancy: An appreciation
    Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday at age 66, was an author who created imaginary stories from the raw material of a real world in conflict. His audience seemed to grow exponentially as he conquered one media platform after another. In his 1984 debut, "The...
  • Stanley Kauffmann dies: Film critic helped define a generation

    Stanley Kauffmann, the longtime film and theater critic of The New Republic who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, has died. He was 97. Kauffmann died from complications of pneumonia in New York. A tribute will be...
  • What your 'unread books' list reveals

    What your 'unread books' list reveals
    I could tell you that I loved "The Portrait of a Lady," "War and Peace” and “Pride and Prejudice,” but, really, what's the point? Among book lovers of my general description (female, 40-something, recovering English major) these books...