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Artspace is winding down three separate exhibits this Thursday. It’s worth heading over during the final hours that the works are on display. The main one was devised in the space, all three are community-minded, and a collaborative glow simply...
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Miriam Hansen, who introduced a new level of sophistication to film studies with her groundbreaking study of American silent film and research on cinema and the human senses, died of cancer Feb. 5 in Chicago. She was 61. Hansen was a professor of...
Culture MonsterHear Now: A Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers will offer pieces by a few well-known figures -– provocative British transplant Thomas Adès, longtime USC professor Stephen Hartke, someone named Esa-Pekka Salonen -– as...
Storyteller The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl Donald Sturrock Simon & Schuster: 658 pp., $30 I was sitting on an airplane with a copy of "Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl" when an elegant woman in the seat next to me murmured,...
Few plays have affected me as viscerally as "Angels in America." I can still recall my state of mind in the theater, having traveled to New York from New Haven, where I was in graduate school, to see both parts ("Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika")...
Culture MonsterWhat hath Xerox wrought? Scott Shortâ€™s new paintings are both gorgeous and inane, superficial yet sophisticated â€” in that insular, art-world way that validates exercising even the slightest concept to exhaustion. They make a striking first impression....
Aldous Huxley: "The Devils of Loudun" (HarperPerennial) In 1643, an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. The convent's charismatic priest was eventually convicted of seducing the nuns in his charge...
One had to relive eighth grade. Another grew a beard so long and unruly it became more famous than its wearer. Yet another got to meet Richard Simmons on a cruise ship and was ranted at by a whole raft of motivational speakers. They're not professional...
By Ed Park Repetition is never a good thing. In "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius," Jorge Luis Borges cites or invents a Gnostic saying. "Copulation and mirrors are abominable," he writes, because both reproduce the visual universe, which is illusory. People...
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Barry Day (ed): "The Letters of Noel Coward" (Vintage) "The human race is a let down. It thinks it's progressed but it hasn't. It thinks it's risen above the primeval slime but it hasn't -- it's still wallowing in it!," says Gilda in Noel Coward's...
"WHAT is it?" So begins, with delicious confusion, the first chapter of "The Great Romance" (Bison Books/University of Nebraska: 170 pp., $17.95), as the narrator emerges from a centuries-long slumber into a weird, telepathically perfected world. The...
About two years ago, when rats came down from a lowquat tree and began scratching around and scuttling around in the crawl space beneath our Venice home, I made my wife laugh (and wince) by reading to her from Joseph Mitchell's classic 1944 New Yorker...
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