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Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelThis year's Sarasota Film Festival will be star-studded and action packed, with a performance by Harry Connick, Jr. and his orchestra, and appearances by Oscar winner Geena Davis and screen legend and Oscar nominee Christopher Plummer. Their opening night...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesPlus 'At Home With Andre and Simone Weil' by Sylvie Weil; 'Framing Innocence' by Lynn Powell. Gold Boy, Emerald Girl Stories Yiyun Li Random House: 221 pp., $25 Some books leave you hungry. Perhaps it is the overwhelming loneliness of many of Yiyun...
Sometime late last year -- I don't remember when, exactly -- I noticed I was having trouble sitting down to read. That's a problem if you do what I do, but it's an even bigger problem if you're the kind of person I am. Since I discovered reading, I've...
Bitter Spring A Life of Ignazio Silone Stanislao G. Pugliese Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 426 pp., $35 "Fontamara" and "Bread and Wine," Ignazio Silone's passionate novels of peasant life and political awakening, are iconic works for anyone who...
When he was a toddler, Andy Alden would come home from a movie and play its theme on his toy piano. By the time he was 6, he was performing his own songs. At the same age, Tim Callobre was also making up piano tunes. Soon, he was branching out to other...
New in paperback: The pioneers of the police procedural, Iraq by way of Homer and the Crusades through Muslim eyes"Immoveable Feast" by John Baxter (Harper Perennial) Baxter, the film critic and biographer of Spielberg, Buñuel and others, fell in love and moved from Los Angeles to Paris some years back, from whence he has dispatched a series of fluent, witty and...
Tags: Minority Groups, Tupac Shakur, Death, West Point, Kurt Cobain
Beautiful and hermetic, an objet d'art full of poetry and invective, Jean-Luc Godard's "In Praise of Love" is a film, I suppose, for the happy few. To anyone who tries to see it as a conventional movie - or even a conventional art film - "Praise" may seem...
Times Staff WriterAfter years spent trying to bury cinema--or at least its more obvious pleasures--Jean-Luc Godard has made a new movie that exalts its glory. A film about history, memory and the distance between the two, "In Praise of Love" is an almost-love story about a...
Times Staff WriterSusan Sontag, one of America's most influential intellectuals, internationally renowned for the passionate engagement and breadth of her critical intelligence and her ardent activism in the cause of human rights, died today of leukemia. She was 71. The...
Tags: Leukemia, Patti Smith, Columbia University, Death, Human Rights
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