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  • Miriam Hansen dies at 61; scholar of early American cinema

    Miriam Hansen dies at 61; scholar of early American cinema
    Miriam Hansen, who introduced a new level of sophistication to film studies with her groundbreaking study of American silent film and research on cinema and the human senses, died of cancer Feb. 5 in Chicago. She was 61.
  • Influences: Los Angeles composer Hugh Levick

     
    Hear Now: A Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers will offer pieces by a few well-known figures -– provocative British transplant Thomas Adès, longtime USC professor Stephen Hartke, someone named Esa-Pekka Salonen -– as...

    Still alive!

    Still alive!
    To call something "notes" means it isn't finished. A preparation for something else, or a work in progress. Or It means I know this is less than perfect. It means the piecemeal composition is acknowledged, should be applauded. "And to my horror (for I...

    Orhan Pamuk's L.A. stroll conjures up familiar sights

    Orhan Pamuk's L.A. stroll conjures up familiar sights
    Just a few hours before Orhan Pamuk, the 2006 Nobel Laureate in literature, was set to read from his new novel, "The Museum of Innocence" (Alfred A. Knopf: 540 pp., $28.95), at the Japan America Theatre, the lifelong Istanbul resident was strolling down...

    Meet the gimmick books

    Meet the gimmick books
    One had to relive eighth grade. Another grew a beard so long and unruly it became more famous than its wearer. Yet another got to meet Richard Simmons on a cruise ship and was ranted at by a whole raft of motivational speakers. They're not professional...