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  • L.A. theater openings, May 4-11: 'Letters from Zora' and more

    L.A. theater openings, May 4-11: 'Letters from Zora' and more
    Whitefire Theatre's Solofest 2014 gets underway, a struggling composer encounters "The Ghost of Gershwin" at Lonny Chapman Theatre, and Vanessa Bell Calloway delivers "Letters from Zola" at Pasadena Playhouse. Turning Thirty Lisa Phillips Visca’...
  • Anisfield-Wolf book award winners announced

    Anisfield-Wolf book award winners announced
    The winners of the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf awards were announced Wednesday with prizes of $10,000 each. Since 1935, the Anisfield-Wolf awards have been presented to books and authors who confront racism and explore diversity. The Lifetime Achievement...
  • Review: 'The Dream of the Great American Novel' by Lawrence Buell

    Review: 'The Dream of the Great American Novel' by Lawrence Buell
    This is an ambitious work about an enduring ambition — "The Dream of the Great American Novel." As Lawrence Buell's title suggests, there's something both wide-eyed and not-quite-actual about the idea of the G.A.N., an abbreviation first coined by...
  • The 'Tastemaker' paints Carl Van Vechten as cultural impressario of his time

    Although he would hardly cause a blip on cultural radar screens today, Carl Van Vechten was, at various stages of his long and storied life, a journalist, provocateur, novelist, nightlife denizen, music and theater critic, confidant to Gertrude Stein,...
  • Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'

    Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'
    You want to think that when a person has lived a robust life, her death won't sting as much. But on Wednesday when I learned of the great poet Maya Angelou’s passing, that life well-lived didn't make me feel any less heartbroken. One of my first...
  • (Book)ing your summer vacation

    (Book)ing your summer vacation
    Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip? The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
  • L.A. theater openings, May 11-18: 'Letters From Zora' and more

    L.A. theater openings, May 11-18: 'Letters From Zora' and more
    Vanessa Bell Calloway delivers "Letters from Zola" at Pasadena Playhouse. And South Coast Rep revisits its inaugural production, Moliere's "Tartuffe," to close out its 50th anniversary season. Letters From Zora Vanessa Bell Calloway portrays African...
  • Exploring a woman of letters

    Exploring a woman of letters
    "Letters from Zora," Gabrielle Denise Pina's multimedia, one-woman play starring Vanessa Bell Calloway as iconic novelist Zora Neale Hurston, opens at the Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, a return engagement after last year's popular limited run....
  • Book club: The Salon

    Book club: The Salon
    Our club: We are The Salon, a book club that reads classics that are still in print and at least 30 years old. We don't limit ourselves to fiction but have tackled essays, biographies, plays, mysteries and anything else that stands the test of time. Our...
  • The Bookish Life: Weaving memories into handmade books

    The Bookish Life: Weaving memories into handmade books
    I make books. That's what I do. I made my first book about 17 years ago, a feat I consider a miracle. On a whim I took a class on making cased-in books with hard spines, and when I looked at the finished product I was astounded, as if I'd made a car with...
  • Stetson Kennedy dies at 94; writer exposed the KKK

    Stetson Kennedy dies at 94; writer exposed the KKK
    Author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan six decades ago and exposed its secrets but decades later was criticized for appearing to exaggerate his exploits, died Saturday at a medical center near St. Augustine, Fla. He was...