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  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'New Girl' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'New Girl' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Hollywood Hillbillies Michael...
  • Readers of the Week

    Readers of the Week
    Our club If it were just about books, the Biblio B*tches might never have met. We are a rowdy group of 10 friends (nine women and one man) from in and around Chicago. We've been meeting since 2003. We love to read, but we can't seem to talk much about...
  • L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'

    L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'
    Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...
  • Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith

    Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith
    We’ve all felt it, and it seems somehow symbolic that the Anglophone world has yet to coin a word to describe it: that nasty, mischievous delight that we take in the misfortunes of others. When politicians are caught with call girls; when aspiring...
  • Movie review: 'Salinger' is a treasure-trove of details about writer

    Movie review: 'Salinger' is a treasure-trove of details about writer
    If further proof is needed of Oscar Wilde's contention that "When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers," one need look no further than the life of author J.D. Salinger. As delineated in Shane Salerno's energetic, informative and at...
  • The Biblioracle on the elite's unending allure

    The Biblioracle on the elite's unending allure
    If Wikipedia is correct — and why wouldn't a website that anyone in the world can log onto and change its content be correct? — only .5 percent of school-age children attend boarding schools. If that's the case, how can there be so many...
  • The prodigal and the peever

    We take our text today from the parable of the prodigal son, and what it can teach us about the psychology of the peever. We are not much interested in the prodigal himself, an all-too-familiar and not particularly interesting type. No, we are going to...
  • Film Review: Light on an elusive literary character in 'Salinger'

    Film Review: Light on an elusive literary character in 'Salinger'
    One of the things we learn from Shane Salerno's biographical documentary about J.D. Salinger is that Salinger loved old Hollywood movies as much as loathed the idea of his own work ending up on the screen. Before he became famous for “Catcher in the...
  • Carnett: Speech by any other accent would sound as sweet

    Ever used a phony accent to fool somebody? Yeah, me too. When I was an 18-year-old college student, in 1963, my buddy Steve and I tried to impress girls at the beach with our English accents. We'd recently appeared in a Shakespearean production on...
  • Review: 'Valentino's Ghost' hits media's portrayal of Arabs, Muslims

     Review: 'Valentino's Ghost' hits media's portrayal of Arabs, Muslims
    Writer-director Michael Singh's documentary "Valentino's Ghost" connects the United States' Middle East foreign policy agenda to the American media's often negative portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. It's a provocative, absorbing — and at times...
  • Subject to debate: The most famous book set in every state

    Subject to debate: The most famous book set in every state
    Literary lists are made to provoke debate, and this list from Business Insider of the most famous book set in every state (and the District of Columbia) is a clever way of starting 51 parlor disputes at once.  The list has two major flaws (another...