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Upton Sinclair

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  • Using architecture as a stage-setter for what progress leaves behind

    Using architecture as a stage-setter for what progress leaves behind
    With the possible exception of certain underwater adventures and outer-space stories, pretty much every movie relies on architectural symbolism, finding in the house where the hero lives, the saloon he drinks in or the city streets he caroms through in...
  • 'Gaza' author Joe Sacco may walk away from battlefields: 'I'm kind of at that point'

     
    Reed Johnson caught up with Joe Sacco and found that the cartoonist and correspondent may be taking a break from his hot-zone reportage. If our present era constitutes a sort of End Times for mainstream media, it's proving to be......
  • "Animal Factory" author speaks

     
    Sorry for the late notice, but if you want to hear from a guy who's been billed as a modern-day Upton Sinclair, you've got about an hour to get over to East Baltimore.David Kirby is author of a new book,......
  • Ridenhour Prize goes, for first time, to graphic novel

     
    For the first time, the Ridenhour Book Prize will be given to a graphic novel. On Monday, it was announced that Joe Sacco's "Footnotes in Gaza" will win the $10,000 award, which will be presented in April in Washington, DC.......
  • Liberty Hill Foundation to honor Walter Mosley

     
    The foundation Liberty Hill will present its Upton Sinclair Award to author Walter Mosley at its annual gala dinner on May 20. His novels have "powerfully tackled such monumental events in Los Angeles like the Watts riots," says Liberty Hill......
  • Michael Hiltzik: Utopia Unlimited

     
    The California gubernatorial election of 1934 referred to in my Sunday column, pitting the muckraking author Upton Sinclair against the world, is instructive as a prefigurement of what was to come. The economic backdrop was not much different from today'...
  • A major Disney museum in Glendale? It may be the future for the company's past

     
    THE DISNEY ARCHIVES This is a longer version of my article that ran Friday on the front page of the Los Angeles Times. To see a photo gallery with more images from the Disney archive, click on any photo. After......
  • L.A.'s Nostradamus

    THE science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein was born in Missouri, and his fiction was mostly set in the future and on distant planets. But there's no question that Heinlein — born 100 years ago this week — was one of Southern California's...
  • Palin's Big Oil infatuation

    I was water-skiing with my children in a light drizzle off Hyannis, Mass., last month when a sudden, fierce storm plunged us into a melee of towering waves, raking rain, painful hail and midday darkness broken by blinding flashes of lightning. As I...
  • The Net and the news

    The Net and the news
    It's an article of faith among newspaper journalists that our work is the foundation upon which television and radio news programs are built. After all, broadcasters don't spend nearly as much on reporting as their print competitors do. So you can imagine...
  • Part 3: The alternatives

    Anyone who is satisfied with the way Chicago protects its historic landmarks should hitch a ride to New York City in a tractor-trailer loaded with refrigerated steer carcasses. They'll arrive in the dead of night on the cobblestone streets of Manhattan's...