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  • Hilton Als blurs the lines in 'White Girls'

    Hilton Als' "White Girls" is as much about white girls as the author's previous effort "The Women" was about femininity — which is to say quite a lot and not at all. Like its predecessor, "White Girls" is an inquiry into otherness, and by extension,...
  • In the Arts

    The Laguna Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of "A Christmas Memory" as the third installment of its 2013-14 Season of Stars. Previews kick off Dec. 3, and the show runs from Dec. 7 to 29, at 606 Laguna Canyon Road. "It's the perfect holiday...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Dr. Who,' 'Atlantis,' 'Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Dr. Who,' 'Atlantis,' 'Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'
    "Dr. Who," "Dr. Who" and more "Dr. Who."  By now even those few Americans still disavowing their inner geeks and/or Anglophiles must know the British sci-fi classic "Dr. Who" is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary (yes, it debuted in Britain on the...
  • HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season

    HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season
    Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
  • L.A. theater openings, Dec. 1-8: 'Peter and the Starcatcher' opens

    L.A. theater openings, Dec. 1-8: 'Peter and the Starcatcher' opens
    "Peter and the Starcatcher" alights at the Ahmanson, Bette Midler portrays super-agent Sue Mengers, and Brian Dennehy is "The Steward of Christendom." Plus, a stocking stuffed full of seasonally -themed shows. Celebrating the Holidays with The Lion King...
  • 'Fatal Vision' author Joe McGinniss has died at 71

    'Fatal Vision' author Joe McGinniss has died at 71
    Author Joe McGinninss, political chronicler, novelist, and sometime muckraker has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 71 and had prostate cancer. Best known in recent years for moving next door to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in Wasilla in...
  • Review: 'White Girls' by Hilton Als

    Review: 'White Girls' by Hilton Als
    Probably the least important thing worth saying about Hilton Als' "White Girls" is that it's the best book of the year. I think it is, but these essays — hostile, intimate, whip-smart — brush aside such accolades. They refuse tidy conclusions,...
  • Book review: 'Kiss Her Goodbye' by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins

    Book review: 'Kiss Her Goodbye' by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
    The new Mike Hammer novel "Kiss Her Goodbye" is preceded by a note from its co-author, Max Allan Collins, who explains that Mickey Spillane, the week before his death in July 2006, told his wife, "When I'm gone … [t]ake everything you find and...
  • Book review: 'The Man in the Rockefeller Suit' by Mark Seal

    Book review: 'The Man in the Rockefeller Suit' by Mark Seal
    Great con artists understand this about human nature: The suckers want to be taken. In 1978, a poor, semi-educated German teenager named Christian K. Gerhartsreiter arrived in New England on a falsified student visa. Brilliant, charismatic and twisted,...
  • The other side of L.A.: Westwood, movies and Marilyn Monroe

    The other side of L.A.: Westwood, movies and Marilyn Monroe
    LOS ANGELES — Great L.A. theaters and intriguing gravesites. With the Academy Award nominations out, thoughts of movies turn once again to Hollywood. The Oscars will be held at the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on Feb. 26. But when I want...
  • Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth

    Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth
    Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author. Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...