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  • Music review: Dudamel is back

     
    Thursday night, Gustavo Dudamel conducted Leonard Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” Symphony without undo angst at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The happiest conductor in America has come home. When Dudamel took over the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the end...
  • Thank thee, bishops

     
    America's Roman Catholic bishops aren't completely obsessed by abortion and gay marriage. My former colleague Ann Rodgers, one of the best religion reporters around, reports in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that bishops have been battling over whether to...
  • Review: Christine Brewer at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

     
    Local Wagnerians who didn???t get enough of ???Siegfried??? blasting away downtown could have journeyed to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday night for another jolt from a massive voice. Christine Brewer, who might be this...
  • Lew Archer is back on the case

    He wasn't the hardest of the hard-boiled or the toughest of the tough guys. But Lew Archer, the often melancholy hero of a series of acclaimed detective novels by Ross Macdonald, matched his biting asides with a humane worldview, a love of the underdog...
  • Where's Weldon?

    Where's Weldon?
    The poet Weldon Kees was born in Beatrice, Neb., in 1914, though what's best known about him is that on July 18, 1955, his car was found abandoned with the keys still in the ignition in a parking lot on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge....
  • Off The Shelf: Finding the pieces that turn writing into poetry

    Off The Shelf: Finding the pieces that turn writing into poetry
    When I was in my early 20s, living in Berkeley and drifting toward a PhD in Russian literature, I started writing poetry. It was a completely unexpected development. I definitely hadn't been one of those kids in high school who worked for the literary...
  • 'Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor' by Tad Friend

    'Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor' by Tad Friend
    Tad Friend's "Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor" is a memoir of growing up in the once unassailable American ruling class -- and of a long personal struggle to shed some of the emotional baggage such a lineage conferred....
  • 'Oxford Revisited' by Justin Cartwright

    Oxford Revisited Justin Cartwright Bloomsbury: 222 pp., $18 Travel writing is a category filled with subsets and divisions, but there are two principal modes. The first is that of discovery -- a voyager sets out to find a place that he or she has never...
  • 'World's End' by Pablo Neruda

    World's End Pablo Neruda Translated from the Spanish by William O'Daly Copper Canyon Press: 96 pp., $15 paper "World's End," originally published in Spanish in 1969, toward the end of the career of the great poet Pablo Neruda (he died in 1973, soon...
  • Evan Wright: Going where the wild things are

    Evan Wright: Going where the wild things are
    For most people, spending time with a violent, Tabasco-guzzling Oregon anarchist, a teenage member of the Aryan Brotherhood, opera-loving lawyers whose dog fatally mauled an innocent woman and an eternally wired, drugged-out Hollywood agent would not be...
  • A glorious sight unseen

    A glorious sight unseen
    The perfectly clipped hedges at Montecito's Val Verde estate still bristle with authority, impossibly long lines of them, not a breach in sight. The 110-year-old camellias haven't stirred from their posts beside a reflecting pool, and the citrus trees are...
  • Mars in apogee

    Ray Bradbury is the first Los Angeles writer many people read. He's also the first reasonably serious writer -- someone concerned with political and moral themes -- many encounter. His early science-fiction novels and story collections have drawn readers,...