| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Junot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Joanne Carson is perfectly content to give Truman Capote credit for writing the most beautiful moment of her never-finished memoir, a passage about falling in love with the man who would become king of late-night television.
Here's what she wrote: "I...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:01 PM
— Fear of Ebola has been climbing steadily in the United States since Tuesday's announcement that a Liberian traveler in Dallas, Thomas Eric Duncan, was diagnosed with the disease after having been in Texas for eight days.
A month ago, a Harvard...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Folks in the hinterlands who complain that they want their country back should stop whining. They have a lock on the House of Representatives and a good shot at owning the Senate, too. Meanwhile, the majority of Americans who live in cities and suburbs...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Don’t look now, but a positive trend seems to be developing: A bumper crop of talented American playwrights more interested in artistic expression than commercial validation is being recognized with the most prestigious awards and lucrative...
| Sep 21, 2014
Each season, thousands of theater-goers come out and support the hundreds of actors, musicians and those behind the scene who make possible community theater in our area.
Many of these amateur performers work all day and rehearse all evening to bring...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Whether you're a scholar or a truck driver, Donald Miller has a history book for you.
"I want you to be able to enjoy it," Miller said, "no matter who you are."
That's why a Miller book contains the evidence of mountains of research in hundreds of pages...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 1:13 PM
We must pay attention to the mistakes of history, some wise person once said, so we can do a better job of making them in the future. That's how I feel during the current Ebola crisis when I see how well we Americans seem to be repeating the mistakes of...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
3D Theatricals' staging of "Ragtime" marches on to Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Coeurage Theatre Company sinks its teeth into Trey Parker’s "Cannibal! The Musical," and the Encuentro Festival rolls on at LATC.
Todd Ellison: Broadway&...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Pulitzer Prize-winner Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune is one of the most nationally recognized and highly regarded syndicated columnists in the country. His newest book, “Culture Worrier, Selected Columns 1984 – 2014, Reflections on Race,...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...