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  • A slow day at the FBI

     
    This week the inspector general of the Justice Department issued a report about FBI surveillance of several groups, including Greenpeace and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The report concluded that none of the groups was investigated by...
  • Edward Norton–Is he a collaborator?

     
    For Edward Norton, it’s all about “collaboration,” and having input on the character and story he helps get on the screen. “I don’t think it’s that unusual to want to contribute, bring your ideas to the script,”...
  • Tom Shadyac: Life begins after you give away your Hollywood toys

     
    Correction: In writing about a scene from Tom Shadyac's new film, "I Am," I inaccurately transcribed a line of dialog. When Shadyac talks about his agent, he actually says: "My agent. A source of stress in show business!" My apologies.......
  • Finding, losing self at Brand art exhibit

    Finding, losing self at Brand art exhibit
    For 40 years, the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale has produced a national juried art exhibition of works on paper submitted by artists from across the United States. “Brand 40: Fortieth annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper:...
  • Maile Meloy has it her way with 'Both Ways'

    Maile Meloy has it her way with 'Both Ways'
    Every writer has a personal stash of the misbegotten, that folder on the computer -- or section in the filing cabinet -- for work that the author has given up trying to fix. Maile Meloy, 37, revisited hers three years ago when the literary quarterly...
  • John Harris Burt dies at 91; former rector at Pasadena's All Saints Episcopal Church

    John Harris Burt dies at 91; former rector at Pasadena's All Saints Episcopal Church
    John Harris Burt, a retired bishop who advanced a tradition of social activism at Pasadena’s All Saints Episcopal Church with his bold support of the civil rights movement when he was rector in the 1960s, died Oct. 20 at his home on Lake Superior...
  • New in paperback

    Al Alvarez: "The Biggest Game in Town" (Picador) Back in the early 1970s, Al Alvarez wrote "The Savage God," a study of suicide which contributed in no small part to the mythology that came to surround his friend, the great poet Sylvia Plath. A poet...
  • 'Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor,' by Brad Gooch

    'Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor,' by Brad Gooch
    Flannery A Life of Flannery O'Connor Brad Gooch Little, Brown: 416 pp., $30 Brad Gooch opens "Flannery," his biography of Flannery O'Connor, with a lost moment: an account of how when O'Connor was 5, the Pathe newsreel company sent a cameraman to...
  • New England Shaker sampler

    When you first see the village, sleeping on the flank of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, you think of impossibly perfect places: Shangri-La, Brigadoon, Moon River. You think of the world the way it ought to be: everything clean,...