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  • The unfortunate spread of James Frey

     
    On Saturday, the French Consulate, with assistance from UCLA's department of French and Francophone studies, presented a day of literature from France and Los Angeles. The events, which were either in English or in French with English translation, were...
  • James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave to star in 'Driving Miss Daisy' on Broadway

     
    Putting the stars and the vehicle in "star vehicle," actors James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave are set to perform in a Broadway production of "Driving Miss Daisy," scheduled to open Oct. 25 at the John Golden Theatre. The production,......
  • Janet Fitch's 10 rules for writers

     
    Janet Fitch is the author of "White Oleander" and "Paint it Black," and she teaches writing at USC. It seems like every time I run into her at a reading, she introduces one or two or more of her students......
  • Kevin Starr: Making history

    I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr's books long before I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr. "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," the eighth volume in his serial love letter to California, is arriving in bookstores this...
  • Best-Selling Crime Author Dominick Dunne Dies

    Best-Selling Crime Author Dominick Dunne Dies
    NEW YORK - Author Dominick Dunne, who told stories of shocking crimes among the rich and famous through his magazine articles and best-selling novels such as "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles," died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 83. His son, Actor-...
  • Writer Dominick Dunne Dies at Age 83

    Writer Dominick Dunne Dies at Age 83
    Author Dominick Dunne, who told stories of shocking crimes among the rich and famous through his magazine articles and best-selling novels such as ``The Two Mrs. Grenvilles,'' died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 83. Actor-director Griffin...
  • Dominick Dunne dies at 83; author and former Hollywood producer

    Dominick Dunne dies at 83; author and former Hollywood producer
    Dominick Dunne, the bestselling novelist and Vanity Fair writer who chronicled the misdeeds of the rich and famous with wicked glee -- most memorably in his highly personal accounts of the trials of Claus von Bulow, the Menendez brothers and O.J....
  • Former Manson Follower Susan Atkins Dies In Prison

    Former Manson Follower Susan Atkins Dies In Prison
    Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a 1969 killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61. Atkins died...
  • Los Angeles' literary landscape

    In "Ramona," her 1884 novel of Southern California, Helen Hunt Jackson did more than tell the story of the illicit romance between a mestizo orphan and an Indian sheepherder. Caught in the pages of her famous melodrama is a picture of the land that is...
  • Love in La La Land

    Love in La La Land
    Love in Los Angeles? You want to know about love in Los Angeles? It's still like the man said, some 70 jaded years ago: "It's a Barnum and Bailey world/ Just as phony as it can be/ But it wouldn't be make believe/ If you believed in me." Granted, when...
  • To Teach, Give It Your All

    Bill Hoist was buried on a sunny Monday afternoon last month. On Tuesday, by coincidence, a group of students from Thomas Jefferson High trooped down to the Los Angeles school board to plead for more teachers with the will to push them. -----------------...