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  • Fab Four Face-Off: What's Your Favorite Song From 'Magical Mystery Tour'?

     
    With the official release of the Beatles' remastered catalog now fully accomplished, Pop & Hiss asks the musical question: What would go on your Beatles mix tape? Continuing my bids for the best track on each of the Fabs' freshly......
  • Review: Mexican pianist Ana Cervantes honors Juan Rulfo

     
    Juan Rulfo was -- Susan Sontag notes in her introduction to his novel ???Pedro P??ramo??? -- a man of many silences. The great Mexican writer and seminal influence on Latin American literature in the second half of the 20th century......
  • Pomona College gets $7.5-million gift for "green" residence hall

     
    Pomona College in Claremont has received a $7.5-million donation to help build a new residence hall with high levels of energy efficiency and the use of solar power, officials have announced. The gift for the "green" building comes from Rick......
  • Truman Capote's sexy gaze and other book ads: A Q&A with Dwight Garner

     
    In "Read Me," Dwight Garner compiles a century of print ads for books, funny and formal, subtle and sensational. Garner is a longtime book critic at the New York Times, where he also has blogged at Paper Cuts. For his......
  • Forgotten treasures of the last century, from 25 writers

     
    In 1999, the L.A. Times asked dozens of writers to look back at the prior century and share books they considered lost treasures -- books they loved that had slipped out of sight. Although the authors were formidable -- including......
  • Laura Linney and Anna Gunn: Portraits in excellence

     
    Reporting from New York Plagiarism isn’t a common theatrical vice. Actors of originality find their own way, discovering a character's reality in the depths of their singular individuality. This enduring truth was brought home after seeing Laura...
  • In books: St. Clair McKelway, John D'Agata, Elif Batuman

     
    John D'Agata will be in Los Angeles this month, reading at the Hammer Museum and at the L.A. Public Library. In today's paper, David L. Ulin reviews D'Agata's latest book, "About a Mountain": Ostensibly a story about Yucca Mountain, "About......
  • An arresting art show at the ArcLight Cinemas

     
    There's an interesting-looking art show at the ArcLight Cinemas multiplex opening tonight that caught my eye in David Ng's post over at the Culture Monster blog. L.A. artist Rachel Schmeidler takes celebrity mug shots and renders them in a Warholian...
  • Michael Flatley returning to 'Lord of the Dance'

     
    "Camp," wrote Susan Sontag, "is art that proposes itself seriously, but cannot be taken altogether seriously because it is 'too much.'" By this definition, Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance" -- the over-the-top, sequins-and-lamé Irish step dance...
  • Mia Wasikowska, star of Wonderland and The Kids are All Right

     
    The best two movies of the summer open this weekend and next in Orlando — Winter's Bone next week, and The Kids are All Right this week. I talked with Mia Wasikowska about Kids, a film that has been embraced by the gay community and others for its...