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  • As 'Bastard out of Carolina' turns 20, Dorothy Allison reflects on her career

    As 'Bastard out of Carolina' turns 20, Dorothy Allison reflects on her career
    In her potent memoir and manifesto, “Two or Three Things I Know for Sure,” Dorothy Allison writes, “Oh, I could tell you stories that would darken the sky and stop the blood.” And then she declares, “I am not here to make...
  • Nathan Englander examines identity

    Nathan Englander examines identity
    Every journalist's nightmare is the interview with the subject who responds to questions with one-sentence (or even one-word) answers. Fortunately, the writer Nathan Englander — who was in Chicago recently as the inaugural Crown Speaker Series...
  • Prefer not to? Kevin Smokler says you should reread 'Bartleby'

    It's almost as if Kevin Smokler found himself in 30-something detention: well into adulthood, he was sentenced to go back and re-read the books he read in high school English class. He might have escaped if he hadn't been passing notes in class written...
  • Blaming teachers

     
    We widely believe that, no matter what forces shape a child’s life outside school, teachers can level the playing field, neutralize the negative effects of poverty on learning, and raise every kid to proficiency in every standard. But ....until we.....
  • Wednesday night in Los Angeles: Mike Mills with 'Beginners' [Video]

     
    Writer-director Mike Mills, who published a book of illustrations to accompany his new film Beginners, appears Wednesday night in Los Angeles....
  • ‘Public Speaking,’ ‘Collapse’ and stand-up comedies — a weekend of documentary watching.

     
    The long Memorial Day holiday weekend was a chance to catch up on all sorts of films Ive been meaning to get to — documentaries, mainly (Though I did plow through the Andy Serkis star turn as rocker Ian Drury “Sex, Drugs & Rock'n Roll.”...
  • Mark Twain stamp is coming to post offices June 25

     
    Mark Twain will appear on a new stamp, with a celebration at the Hannibal, Missouri post office June 25....
  • Art review: 'Glenn Ligon: America' at LACMA

     
    Christopher Knight reviews Glenn Ligon's mid-career retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art...
  • Open Mike Eagle picks his five favorite current comedians

     
    L.A.-based rapper Open Mike Eagle picks his current five favorite comedians....
  • PST, A to Z: 'Identity and Affirmation' at CSUN Art Galleries

     
    Pacific Standard Time will explore the origins of the Los Angeles art world through museum exhibitions throughout Southern California over the next six months. Times art reviewer Sharon Mizota has set the goal of seeing all of them. This is......
  • It's Your Anniversary: Underground hip-hop Project Blowed is 17

     
    The underground hip-hop Project Blowed turns 17 -- with parties at the House of Blues on the Strip and the HOB in Anaheim. Also, Pop & Hiss looks back at some of the best projects released by Blowedians (almost all of whom will be playing the...