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  • Book review: Charlotte Chandler's 'Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography'

    Book review: Charlotte Chandler's 'Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography'
    It hardly seems possible that there could be room for yet another important biography on so iconic a star as Marlene Dietrich, already the subject of a remarkably candid yet detached memoir by her daughter Maria Riva and of the late Steven Bach's...
  • Art review: Natalie Bookchin at LACE

     
    Christopher Knight reviews Natalie Bookchin's video installation, "Now he's out in public and everyone can see," at LACE....
  • Paging Disney's Rich Ross: Whatever you do, don't read this 'Secretariat' review!

     
    Even though Salon's Andrew O'Hehir manages to call "Secretariat" "a work of genius" at one point in his new review, I don't think we'll be seeing Disney putting O'Hehir in its blurb ads this weekend. In fact, I suspect that......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was a cigarette lighter once used to re-light the Olympic Flame?

     
    OLYMPIC LEGEND: A cigarette lighter was once used to re-light the extinguished Olympic Flame. STATUS: True. While the interlocking rings that make up the Olympic flag are undoubtedly the most recognizable symbol of the Olympic Games, the Olympic Flame is....
  • Dance review: Pat Graney Company’s 'Faith' at REDCAT

     
    A still life with moving bodies. Olympians at play. Knock-kneed models in red patent leather stilettos. These are but some of the tableaux that Pat Graney Company evokes in “Faith,” seen at REDCAT Thursday in the first of four performances.......
  • Teach the controversy?

    Today, Shermer and Lukianoff discuss efforts to include "intelligent design" and other such hypotheses in classroom curricula. Previously, they weighed allegations of instructor bias in college classrooms and debated what roles a school might have in...
  • Roman Genn's refined palette

    MOSCOW-BORN, Los Angeles-based artist Roman Genn has come a long way from drawing Communist propaganda cartoons as child. His incisive caricatures have appeared in magazines and newspapers across the country, often generating controversy with what he's...
  • His wit was hard-boiled

    His wit was hard-boiled
    WE think we know Damon Runyon, and we might think we're pretty jaded about him, but a fat new anthology, " 'Guys and Dolls' and Other Writings" (Penguin: 636 pp., $18 paper), introduced by Pete Hamill and edited and annotated by Cornell professor Daniel...
  • 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...
  • Luis Mandoki dissents with 'Fraude Mexico 2006'

    Luis Mandoki dissents with 'Fraude Mexico 2006'
    LUIS MANDOKI has been called the Michael Moore of Mexico, a filmmaker whose overtly partisan documentaries preach messages to viewers who are already inclined to believe. But that's not the worst thing his critics had to say of Mandoki's most recent film,...
  • Zhang Yimou remakes the Coen brothers' 'Blood Simple'

    Zhang Yimou remakes the Coen brothers' 'Blood Simple'
    In the autumn of 2008, China's best-known filmmaker, Zhang Yimou, found himself at a career crossroads. The multiple Oscar nominee had spent the previous two years away from movies, orchestrating the opening and closing ceremonies for Beijing's Olympics,...
  • 'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein

    'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein
    Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that desperate, crucial era. Let...