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  • Review: 'There's Something I Want You to Do' by Charles Baxter

    Review: 'There's Something I Want You to Do' by Charles Baxter
    "You'll never know me," a character in Charles Baxter's story "Chastity" says to her lover, Benny Takemitsu. "And I'll never know you." The speaker, Sarah Lemming, means it as a general comment about the unknowability and inscrutability of human beings, though one might wonder, as Benny himself probably does, if all human beings are as unknowable and inscrutable as Sarah, an underemployed aspiring standup comedian whom he rescues from a suicide attempt (which may or may not have been sincere) and who, when she becomes pregnant with Benny's child, lets him know by working it into her standup routine, making a joke of it in front of a roomful of strangers.
  • Rod Taylor dies at 84; star of Hitchcock's 'The Birds'

    Rod Taylor dies at 84; star of Hitchcock's 'The Birds'
    Legendary Hollywood actor Rod Taylor, best known for his role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” has died, his daughter Felicia Taylor confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Taylor died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his daughter...

    Hollywood finds romance in travel

    Hollywood finds romance in travel
    Love is always lovelier some place other than home. Well, at least in the celluloid universe. Traveling by boat, train or even bus can lead to romantic entanglements in the movies, as does visiting über-romantic locales such as Rome, Paris and Venice. Of...

    Patt Morrison Asks: Comics genius Stan Lee

    Patt Morrison Asks: Comics genius Stan Lee
    My comic book tastes ran to Classics Illustrated. Seriously, what's scarier than the graphic images of "Crime and Punishment" and Raskolnikov -- the existential "superman," not the caped one -- whacking the pawnbroker with an ax? Can I, then, hold my...

    Patt Morrison Asks: Diane Keaton

    Patt Morrison Asks: Diane Keaton
    If you're lazily inclined to define Diane Keaton by the crossword-puzzle-sized word "actor," you need to get out more. Add to that her work as director and producer, photographer, restorer of venerable houses, board member of the Los Angeles Conservancy...