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  • Happy birthday, Marilyn Monroe

     
    Happy 85th birthday, Marilyn Monroe, reader of Ulysses and Bertrand Russell....
  • C'est vrai? Camus was killed by the KGB?

     
    Did the KGB cause the car wreck that killed Albert Camus?...
  • Music review: Monday Evening Concerts premieres Kurtag's Beckett

     
    Mark Swed reviews the terrifying and cathartic performance of baritone Nicholas Isherwood in the Monday Evening Concerts U.S. premiere of György Kurtág’s “…pas á pas – nulle part....”...
  • Albert Camus died on this day in 1960

     
    When French writer Albert Camus was killed in a car wreck 52 years ago, he was carrying a manuscript that would be published only decades later....
  • Goodness! (Continued)

     
    The conclusion of Who Needs God?, the post by writer, lecturer and broadcaster Kenan Malik that touched off a good discussion here the other day, ought to spark more reflection: I want to finish this talk with French Algerian existential......
  • Film Independent announces lineup for Los Angeles Film Festival

     
    "Magic Mike," Steven Soderbergh's dramatic comedy set in the world of male strippers, will have its world premiere as the closing night program of the Los Angeles Film Festival next month. The film, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum,...
  • Theatre Y offers imaginative look into outcasts

    Theatre Y offers imaginative look into outcasts
    "Exiles" *** Until this spring, Chicago's Theatre Y focused exclusively on Romanian playwright Andras Visky, with productions of "Juliet: A Dialogue About Love" and "I Killed My Mother," both of which have toured internationally. But the company...
  • Five summers, memorable for the reading

    1974: Unhappy at summer camp, I holed up in my bunk and read Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Bernard Malamud's "The Natural." The camp might have been awful, but the books were anything but. 1980: In June, I attended a writers conference at UC...
  • In Sunday books: The quiet insurrectionist in 'The Jokers' and 'A Splendid Conspiracy'

    In Sunday books: The quiet insurrectionist in 'The Jokers' and 'A Splendid Conspiracy'
    The Jokers A Novel Albert Cossery, translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis NYRB Classics: 146 pp.,$14.95 paper A Splendid Conspiracy A Novel Albert Cossery, translated from the French by Alyson Waters New Directions: 216 pp., $14.95 paper...
  • 'Masterpiece Comics' by R. Sikoryak

    'Masterpiece Comics' by R. Sikoryak
    In my favorite panel of R. Sikoryak's "Masterpiece Comics" (Drawn & Quarterly: 66 pp., $19.95), Superman -- recast as Meursault, the protagonist of Albert Camus' 1942 novel "The Stranger" -- attacks a priest in his jail cell while crying out: "Don't waste...
  • The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out

    The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out
    CRITICISM IN AMERICAN CULTURE: New releases Here are five titles that put the lie to the notion that criticism is a dying art. Corn Flakes With John Lennon And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life Robert Hilburn Rodale: 280 pp., $24.99 Hilburn,...