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  • Best of 2007: Go, speed racers, go

    Best of 2007: Go, speed racers, go
    One is British, the other German. The Brit is a 1-ton, mid-engine atomic pixie stripped to the bare metal floor, a car so loud and raw that when its 220-horsepower supercharged four is at -- how to put this delicately? -- full suck, it sounds like an...
  • Welcome to Hecht's Windy City

    Welcome to Hecht's Windy City
    Ben Hecht used Oscars for doorstops and routinely heaped scorn on the studio pontiffs who, throughout the 1930s and 1940s, paid him an average of $3,500 a day. Before he co-wrote "The Front Page," the play that brought him fame and opportunity, before...
  • In 'Nothing Right,' writer Antonya Nelson homes in on modern life's contradictions

    The house Antonya Nelson shares with her husband, writer Robert Boswell, and their two grown children, Noah, 18, and Jade, 21, is doeskin adobe, built in 1910, surrounded by dusty, shaded sage plants. Inside, there is color everywhere: flowers, pottery,...
  • 'The O. Henry Prize Stories 2009'

    "The world which is being pictured by the story writers of today . . . is, by and large, and vividly, this day's, this troubled minute's, world." So Wilbur Daniel Steele wrote in the introduction to the 1943 edition of "The O. Henry Prize Stories."...
  • Ray Bradbury's '2116' debuts at long last

    Ray Bradbury's '2116' debuts at long last
    "2116," a musical Ray Bradbury wrote more than 50 years ago for Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester, will have its long-deferred premiere Jan. 16 at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Ray Bradbury: An...
  • Album review: Freedy Johnston's 'Rain on the City'

     
    Wasn't the singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston always pretty much middle-aged? Midwestern and spectacularly unflashy, apparently born with a receding hairline, the Kansas-born, Hoboken-launched singer-songwriter won critics' hearts and some fame in the...
  • Paul V. Coates, Confidential File, March 12, 1960

     
    Uh-oh. Mash Notes and Comments "Dear Paul, "Ever ask yourself WHY so many women look worse after they return from the powder room than they did before they entered? "Ask Ed Cabrera, the lighting specialist whom architects and decorators call 'Mr....
  • 'The Good Wife': Twelve Angry People

     
    One of the consistent pleasures of watching “The Good Wife” is that the show doesn't use the same storytelling format week after week. Sometimes, we'll follow a case start to finish; other times, we're thrown into a case in medias......
  • Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss

    Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss
    Since Joyce Carol Oates' first novel, With Shuddering Fall, came out in 1964, she has averaged two books a year. Many of them are novels, though she's also written plays, poetry, children's books, literary criticism, and a highly regarded sports book, On...
  • 'Proof's' staging adds up

    'Proof's' staging adds up
    Showered with accolades when first produced, David Auburn's "Proof" won the 2001 Pulitzer for drama and the Tony Award for best play. It was adapted into a 2005 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, broke records on Broadway and has been widely produced...
  • CONCLUSION

    CONCLUSION "The Odyssey," an epic poem about a hero's journey home from war, ends with reunion and peace. "The Grapes of Wrath," the classic novel about the dust bowl and the migration of Oklahoma farmers to California, ends with death and a glimmer of...