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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Review: Bette Midler, as Sue Mengers, eats up 'I'll Eat You Last'

    Review: Bette Midler, as Sue Mengers, eats up 'I'll Eat You Last'
    Ordinarily, there are two reasons to see a one-person play about a historical figure. Audience members of "The Belle of Amherst" or "Tru" get to spend an evening with Emily Dickinson or Truman Capote, basking in their presence, while watching a master...
  • Letters: Kudos for a true crime story

    Re "A double killing, a vengeful plan, a wave of fear," Dec. 8, and "A deadly threat ripples through the LAPD," Dec. 10 I was intrigued by the literary treatment of the first two installments of The Times' five-part series on the search this year for...
  • TCA Press Tour: 'American Horror Story: Coven's' Kathy Bates shreds NBC for canceling 'Harry's Law'

    A summer TV press tour panel about FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" briefly became a horror of its own for NBC when "Harry's Law" star Kathy Bates took a colorful swipe at her former network. When asked whether it took a special project to lure her...
  • Versatile Val takes on Twain

    Versatile Val takes on Twain
    Mark Twain is coming to the Laguna Playhouse this fall — and to the savvy viewer, he's bringing Jim Morrison, Doc Holliday and Batman with him. The playhouse announced last week that Val Kilmer, who has a long track record of playing iconic...
  • 'Torment Saint' illuminates the troubled world of Elliott Smith

    Ten years ago this November singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, then 34, died in an Echo Park bungalow from two knife stabs to the chest. According to William Todd Schultz's "Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith," a clear-eyed and devastating new...
  • Go away with Kalliope Lee

    Go away with Kalliope Lee
    An American expat residing overseas in London, Kalliope Lee makes her novel debut with "Sunday Girl" (Psychopomp Press). Set in 1991 Seoul, the book tells the story of two college-age friends struggling to live with the violent attack they both survived....
  • How to make a whodunit spoof: Hire a murderers' row of acting talent

    How to make a whodunit spoof: Hire a murderers' row of acting talent
    It was one of the top 10 grossing films of 1976, but "Murder By Death" has the feel of something Neil Simon and his brother Danny might have cooked up for Sid Caesar during their days writing for "Your Show of Shows" in the '50s: Assemble a group of well-...
  • Irving Penn photographs donated to Smithsonian

    Irving Penn photographs donated to Smithsonian
    A set of 100 photographs by the late Irving Penn is being donated to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. The photos, which are being given by the Irving Penn Foundation, include rare street photographs dating from the 1930s and '40s,...
  • Books That Changed My Life: Diary, Perks, In Cold Blood

    Books That Changed My Life: Diary, Perks, In Cold Blood
    "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, 1966 This book is life-changing because it is a true story, detailing the murder of the Clutter family. It cataloged the events leading up to the murder all the way through the executions of the confessed killers....