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Christopher Isherwood

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  • Octavia Butler's papers going to the Huntington Library

     
    The papers of Octavia Butler, the stereotype-shattering science fiction writer, will be added to the collection in the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., which also houses the papers of Christopher Isherwood, Charles Bukowski and Jack London. The...
  • Will Schaffer Residence get a Hollywood happy ending?

     
    A year ago, David Hay wrote this story for Home detailing how modernist residences by iconic architects like John Lautner and Richard Neutra weren't fetching the prices they once did. Some in fact, aren't selling. Lautner's 1949 Schaffer Residence in...
  • Music review: Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester

     
    It's the sound of romance. Horns sing with reeds and strings, seeming to set the very air dancing to the rhythms of waltzes, fox trots and pasodobles. A man, dressed impeccably in tie and tails, steps up to a mike......
  • Four centuries of writing into America

     
    The Library of America anthology "Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing" is daunting, weighing in at 724 pages -- however much a hardcover wrapped around 724 pages weighs -- but too good to pass up. Among the writers in......
  • Mt. Bassett Revisited

     
    As a footnote to my previous post, I thought it would be valuable to list some of the people Jim Bassett interviewed for his ill-fated book on the Los Angeles Times. I’m not sure this is complete, but it’s a start. One of the more interesting is...
  • Artist Don Bachardy's unpopular portrait of Jerry Brown gets renewed attention

     
    Now that Jerry Brown will be returning to the California governor's office after defeating Meg Whitman in Tuesday's election, pundits have begun to speculate on the details of his upcoming term. One item that isn't likely to be high on......
  • In our pages: Zócalo's 'hip-but-serious, civic-minded intellectualism'

     
    One of L.A.'s most successful public salons, Zócalo Public Square, was profiled in our Sunday pages. Staff writer Reed Johnson calls its take "hip-but-serious, civic-minded intellectualism." Johnson continues: Zócalo, founded in 2003, could be...
  • A Palisades balladeer

    IN one, a poor woman from the west coast of Ireland flies, to the strains of a lonely Celtic melody, to Graceland to pay homage to Elvis Presley. In another, a British soldier wounded in World War II wanders London, recalling the days when he danced to...