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  • Analysis: 'Too Big to Fail' captures the frustration of government officials and the arrogance of Wall Street leaders

    Analysis: 'Too Big to Fail' captures the frustration of government officials and the arrogance of Wall Street leaders
    Midway through the HBO docudrama "Too Big to Fail," the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York despairs that ordinary Americans "have no idea the whole thing is about to fall down." He's referring not to the stock market, which already was plunging...
  • MOCA's 'Art in the Streets' gets the big picture wrong

    MOCA's 'Art in the Streets' gets the big picture wrong
    Is graffiti the most influential art movement since Pop burst on the scene in 1962? That's the head-turning claim made by "Art in the Streets," a controversial exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The show has been drawing the ire of social...
  • Authors & Ideas: 'The Silent Season of a Hero' by Gay Talese

    Authors & Ideas: 'The Silent Season of a Hero' by Gay Talese
    What is it, Gay Talese is asking, about sports? It occupies a messy, emotional territory in which we embrace, and, just as easily, discard, heroes. "It's not just losing the game," Talese reflects, voice etched with the soft syllables of southern New...
  • National Book Award finalists announced: No Franzen

     
    The National Book Award finalists announcement Wednesday morning in Savannah, Ga., contained one major surprise: The acclaimed bestselling novel by Jonathan Franzen, "Freedom," failed to make the list. Author Pat Conroy read out the five finalists in four...
  • School reading: John Ortved on George Orwell

     
    John Ortved's "The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History" tells the story of the television show as an oral history, with the voices of Conan O'Brien (a former writer/producer), Deborah Groening (former wife of creator Matt), comic icon Stan Lee,...
  • Set Pieces: The 'Harry Loves Lisa' house

     
    It's hard not to like "Harry Loves Lisa," the TV Land reality series about actors Harry Hamlin and wife Lisa Rinna. Though there is drama -- he blows auditions and she decides to have a lip reduction -- they are......
  • 'Eastbound and Down' recap: Kenny Powers and the circle of life

     
    As a famous North Carolinian once wrote, "You can't go home again," though nobody ever listens and, boy, are they ever sorry about that later. Anyway, that was the title of a book by Thomas Wolfe - not to be......
  • Movie Review: Client 9, The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

     
    Alex Gibney's “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” is on firm and infuriating ground when it puts forward the idea that the one guy who was going something about Wall Street BEFORE the Great Recession was Elliot Spitzer. The one-...
  • No Bad Sex in Fiction Award for Franzen

     
    The annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award was announced in London Monday, and American author Jonathan Franzen, who was in the running for passages in his novel "Freedom," did not make the cut. It just goes to show that the......
  • Remembering Owsley "Bear" Stanley (1935-2011) [Audio]

     
    The obituary for Owsley "Bear" Stanley ran in the news pages of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, but it spiritually inhabits the music section. Though he never received the cult of his contemporary, Timothy Leary, the eccentric Stanley did......
  • Art review: 'Streetwise: Masters of '60s Photography' at the Museum of Photographic Arts

     
    Leah Ollman reviews street photography exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego....