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  • Midlife crisis badly played out in 'Jake Squared'

     Midlife crisis badly played out in 'Jake Squared'
    Jake Klein (Elias Koteas), the central character in producer-writer-director Howard Goldberg's "Jake Squared," declares he's a "hopeless romantic." Unfortunately, the hopeless is more evident than the romantic. Disappointed at reaching 50 without having...
  • Look around you

    When I tweeted a little while back, "At the desk. Looking around to see if Strains To Be Cute, Eighteen Hundred Words, I Thought I Moved It, and Deadline Schmedline are working today," a younger colleague was eager to suss out their identities.  He's...
  • Childish Gambino makes himself at home in hip-hop community

    Childish Gambino makes himself at home in hip-hop community
    With volumes of wit, bounce and flow and a buoyant way around the Shrine Auditorium's expansive stage, the rapper Childish Gambino and his band rolled through downtown Los Angeles as part of what he dubbed "The Deep Web Tour," which has consumed much of...
  • City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge

    City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge
    I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful. Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...
  • Bookslut launches the Daphne award: What's the best book of 1963?

    Bookslut launches the Daphne award: What's the best book of 1963?
    In an effort to correct the missteps of literary history, Bookslut has launched the Daphne, a prize for the best book published 50 years ago. Sure, there was a National Book Award in 1963 -- but Bookslut thinks it went to the wrong title. "Book awards,...
  • Timeline: The lives of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 2006-2013

    Timeline: The lives of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 2006-2013
    Fall 2006 Tamerlan Tsarnaev enrolled as a part-time accounting student at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. He took classes for only three semesters - fall 2006, spring 2007 and fall 2008. "He wasn't even close" to getting a degree, said...
  • Review: Colburn's SongFest brings fervor to Bernstein's 'Songfest'

    Review: Colburn's SongFest brings fervor to Bernstein's 'Songfest'
    SongFest is the remarkable summer vocal training program, begun in 1996, formerly at Pepperdine University and currently housed at the Colburn School. "Songfest" is Leonard Bernstein's dozen songs for six singers and orchestra, written as a contribution...
  • Harry Crews dies at 76; Southern writer with darkly comic vision

    Harry Crews dies at 76; Southern writer with darkly comic vision
    Harry Crews, a rough-hewn Southerner who drew a keen following with novels that describe a Hieronymus Bosch landscape of grotesques — characters who are tossed into rattlesnake pits, walk on their hands, croon lullabies to a skull and literally...
  • Rushworth M. Kidder dies at 67; ethics expert

    Rushworth M. Kidder dies at 67; ethics expert
    Rushworth M. Kidder, a former Christian Science Monitor columnist who taught and wrote books about ethics, died March 5 of natural causes in Naples, Fla. He was 67. His death was announced by the Institute for Global Ethics, the Rockport, Maine-based...
  • 'Tabloid City' by Pete Hamill

    'Tabloid City' by Pete Hamill
    There's murder and mayhem in Pete Hamill's latest novel, "Tabloid City," but the real victim in his book is the print journalism that Hamill knows and loves so well. This ticking time bomb of a novel is about the end of a form of daily storytelling in...
  • Paul Coates and Matt Weinstock, Dec. 10, 1960

     
    Dec. 10, 1960: Matt Weinstock has the story of English instructor James Durbin, who read poems to USC’s English Club without disclosing the poets' names. The works were written by Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Ezra Pound, e.e. cummings and a......