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  • 'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon

    'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon
    One of the gags in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" involves Allen's neurotic alter ego (Larry David) bemoaning an ulcer. When his ridiculously young girlfriend (Evan Rachel Wood) reminds him that he doesn't have an ulcer, he retorts, "I didn't say I don'...
  • Salinger, Pynchon & Co.: When writers are recluses

    They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...
  • Critic's notebook: Cameron Carpenter and Paul Jacobs offer an organ-filled Sunday

     
    Sunday afternoon at 4, a fit, affable young man with close-cropped dark hair and wearing a dark suit walked down the aisle of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles greeting his large audience. “Hi, I’m Cameron Carpenter,” he said shaking......
  • Music review: Richard Goode at Disney Concert Hall

     
    Richard Goode -- whose recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall Tuesday night was a splendid and noble affair -- is the singing pianist. He may not be the only one. Nor is he without his own brand of funny business.......
  • Dudamel tackles Verdi's Requiem

     
    Gustavo Dudamel is back in town, and Thursday night he conducted a magnificently theatrical performance of Verdi’s Requiem that felt like his first real concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. All Los Angeles, of course, knows that......
  • Gustavo Dudamel to accept Glenn Gould award in Toronto

     
    Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new music director, has just completed his first series of concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, but that doesn't mean the Venezuelan conductor is finished with festivities for the season. On Oct. 27 he........
  • Inaugural cast: Aretha, Yo-Yo and more

     
    by Frank James The congressional committee handling the arrangements for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration has released the program for the event which will include famous entertainers like Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman and a...
  • 'Out of My Skin,' by John Haskell

    Out of My Skin A Novel John Haskell Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 212 pp., $14 In 1923, the Italian writer Italo Svevo published "Confessions of Zeno," a novel in which middle-aged businessman Zeno Cosini undergoes psychotherapy to quit smoking. What...
  • 'Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune'

    'Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune'
    The first sounds we hear at the beginning of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" are the dulcet patterns of Glenn Gould playing Bach and the raucous moans of a couple reaching orgasm. That dichotomy between the graceful and the gritty suffuses...
  • Piotr Anderszewski at Disney Hall

    Piotr Anderszewski at Disney Hall
    The performance history of Bach on the piano is a back-and-forth business. We go through cycles of interpretive restraint and freedom. Not long ago pianists, needing to get out from under the shadow of Glenn Gould's brilliantly unpredictable Bach,...
  • Jeremy Denk: In his own words

    Jeremy Denk: In his own words
    Jeremy Denk is a relatively young, up-and-coming concert pianist acclaimed for his renditions of Bach, Beethoven and Ives. He's also something a bit more 21st century: "a wigged-out blogger," to steal a phrase he once applied to himself while posting in a...
  • 'The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis'

    'The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis'
    The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 740 pp., $30 These days, when literature springs from mere experience and memoirs are justified by a change in eating habits, it seems fitting to remark on the heritage of...