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  • Nonfiction film: 'Hey, Boo' spotlights the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' sensation

    Nonfiction film: 'Hey, Boo' spotlights the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' sensation
    Harper Lee was working as an airline reservations agent in New York City, struggling to write a novel tentatively titled "Atticus," when a close friend gave her enough money to take time off and finish her book. Published in 1960 with an initial print run...
  • 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...
  • Gregory Parkinson's winning style

    Gregory Parkinson's winning style
    In 2008, at the peak of the financial crisis and with the disappointing sales figures of his last collection hanging over him, Los Angeles-based fashion designer Gregory Parkinson went for broke, using rare fabrics from his archive to create his most...
  • 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,...
  • Smart meters, parade floats and political upsets: 2011 in review

    Smart meters, parade floats and political upsets: 2011 in review
    Coyotes and Capote, political comebacks and smart meters, as well as controversy and intrigue in the quaint, but not-so-sleepy community of Montrose, gave us a year that included a fascinating set of story lines that will continue to reverberate into...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Politicians don't make good teachers

    The Crosby Chronicles: Politicians don't make good teachers
    Gov. Brown signed a bill last Thursday that requires California schools to use history textbooks and lessons that mention positive contributions from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. No other state has such a requirement. While I...
  • Pauley Perrette becomes a real Babe for CBS photo shoot

    If a glammed-up Pauley Perrette is rare, so is the chance for her to bring a piece of high society back to life. Thanks to one of the world's top fashion photographers and a fast-working team of wardrobe, hair and makeup experts, the co-star of CBS'...
  • 'In Cold Blood' too bloody for students?

    'In Cold Blood' too bloody for students?
    Since its publication in 1965, Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” has been widely recognized as a seminal work in American literature, frequently appearing on high school and college reading lists. But the contents of the nonfiction novel,...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Observing Banned Books Week

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Since this week is Banned Books Week, and since one of my colleagues over at Glendale High School is fighting for Truman Capote’s "In Cold Blood" to be approved as a book to teach to advanced 11th grade English students,...
  • A 'Cold Blood' teaching moment

    The question of teaching of Truman Capote's “In Cold Blood” in Holly Ciotti's Advanced Placement English class (“'In Cold Blood' too bloody for students?” Sept. 25) strikes me as a great teaching moment for the whole community. I...
  • Unclassified Info: The hard reality behind censorship

    I have three words for Glendale Unified School District officials and those parents who seek to ban Truman Capote’s masterpiece “In Cold Blood” from being added to the English curriculum. Get. Over. It. Yes, the novel depicts an almost...