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  • Favorite fiction of 2009 from the L.A. Times

     
    There are 25 books in the list of the Los Angeles Times 2009 fiction favorites. It includes some authors you might expect -- Orhan Pamuk and Alice Munro -- as well as new talents like Maile Meloy, above. LA Times......
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Dec. 15, 1952: A clipping from the Indianapolis Star tells of the dispute over Charlie Chaplin that rocked the Art Institute there. Mrs. C.B. LaDine, chairman of Americanism and Civil Defense Committee, took on John E. Brown, curator of education at the...
  • Surprising spot for a holiday wonderland: Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park in Calabasas

     
    The messages of love aren't just carved in stone at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. This time of year, they're embellished in bold splashes of red and green. For nearly five weeks every Christmas and Hanukkah season, this final resting......
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 'New': Rock out to post-apocalyptic neon fashionistas while supporting free local theater

     
    If you're hungry for a post-modern, hyper-colored dose of culture, Post Fact Productions' "New," an experimental rock opera, is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite while assaulting your senses. The production, starring Rachel Kolar and Lauren Brown (of...
  • WPA children's art at Things of Montecito

     
    I rarely expect a bargain on Coast Village Road in Montecito, a resort where Charlie Chaplin built a hotel and Oprah Winfrey has a hideaway. On a recent visit, however, I discovered Things of Montecito, a consignment store specializing in furniture and...
  • Bank of America is ready for its Hollywood close-up

     
    After taking heat for its role in the financial crisis, Bank of America has been looking for ways to show its influence on the U.S. economy in a more positive light. An unconventional deal that it struck with the History......