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  • Steven Bach dies at 70; United Artists executive, author

    As a studio executive at United Artists, Steven Bach presided over one of the most notorious debacles in movie history -- the making of 1980's "Heaven's Gate" -- an experience he would later write about in what would become a classic in the Hollywood...
  • Michael Jackson's life was infused with fantasy and tragedy

    Michael Jackson's life was infused with fantasy and tragedy
    Michael Jackson was fascinated by celebrity tragedy. He had a statue of Marilyn Monroe in his home and studied the sad Hollywood exile of Charlie Chaplin. He married the daughter of Elvis Presley. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Michael Jackson...
  • Sid Fleischman dies at 90; Newbery Medal-winning children's writer

    Sid Fleischman dies at 90; Newbery Medal-winning children's writer
    Sid Fleischman was a successful suspense novelist and screenwriter whose credits included the screenplay for his novel "Blood Alley" when he decided to write a book that his young children could read so they would understand just what it was he did at...
  • Kim Dae-jung dies at 85; former South Korean president and Nobel laureate

    Kim Dae-jung dies at 85; former South Korean president and Nobel laureate
    Kim Dae-jung, a former dissident who survived three assassination attempts, one death sentence and six years in prison to become South Korea's president and its first Nobel laureate, died Tuesday in Seoul after a long bout of pneumonia. He was 85....
  • Leaving art out of history

    How did George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" reflect both the Jewish and African American experience in America? Why was Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" so influential for modern fiction and journalism? What was Abstract Expressionism, and why did...
  • Favorites 2009: Fiction and poetry

    Favorites 2009: Fiction and poetry
    The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Doubleday) A struggling young writer in 1920s Barcelona accepts a lucrative, diabolical assignment commissioned by a shadowy client. The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker (Simon & Schuster) Meet Paul Chowder, a poet,...
  • Theater review: 'Aurelia’s Oratorio' at La Jolla Playhouse

     
    Aurélia Thierrée, the star of “Aurélia’s Oratorio,” which opened Wednesday at La Jolla Playhouse, perpetrates small-scale acts of stage wonder. Special effects of the Cameron Mackintosh kind have nothing to do with it. This theater artist earns...
  • Music review: David Robertson brings the St. Louis Symphony to Disney

     
    There is something wrong with this picture. Wednesday night David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony in Walt Disney Concert Hall. The audience was unusually small for a major orchestral concert in the hall, and one led by a hometown......
  • Ann Powers: In the doldrums with the 'Idol' girls

     
    Every so often, "Idol" chroniclers are allowed -- nay, required -- to channel their inner Simon. Mr. Cowell is the show's governing spirit, the voice of commercially savvy reason and Top 40-besotted prejudice. What he loves is often cheesy, what he thinks...
  • Music review: Hanns Eisler, a Marxist for our time?

     
    Hanns Eisler is not, yet, a recovered voice. A two-time Oscar nominee for best score, the German composer, who fled the Nazis in 1933, was the first in motion pictures to be called up by the House Committee on Un-American......
  • Theater review: 'Circus Welt' at the Whitefire

     
    The performers in a nondescript circus are surprised when a learned gentleman approaches their manager to seek employment as a clown. The man has no performing experience but quickly strikes on a laugh-a-minute idea: to be on the receiving end......
  • Small Bites: Prohibition menu at Saddle Peak Lodge; offal on offer at Palate Food + Wine (lunch coming Feb. 19)

     
    What's old is new again: Saddle Peak Lodge is celebrating the 125-year anniversary of the rustic building it is housed in and 25 years under its current ownership. Given this lengthy history, it's little wonder that the place -- once......