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  • '30 Rock': Being Tina Fey [Updated]

     
    It was over before it began. This week was supposed to be the premiere of Liz Lemon’s destined-to-be a hit talk show called “Dealbreakers,” but it didn’t turn out that way. Liz’s insecurities -- among them her penchant for ju...
  • Philanthropist and poetry lover Ruth Lilly dies

     
    Ruth Lilly, the last surviving great-grandchild of pharmaceutical magnate Eli Lilly, died Wednesday night at her home in Indianapolis. She was 94. During her lifetime, Lilly gave away the bulk of her fortune, around $800 million. In 2002, the heiress........
  • Mr. Spock as well as Joshua Bell: Carpenter Performing Arts Center offers an eclectic 2010-2011 lineup

     
    The musings of Leonard Nimoy, the music of Pink Floyd, a Broadway cabaret act and Chinese "thunder drums" are among the eclectic offerings of the 2010-2011 season announced by the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. The center will......
  • Weekly books roundup

     
    - Happy National Poetry Month, all! No, I won't be writing a poem a day for it this year. I might slip a rhyme in this blog once a week – best I can do with my deadlines. I will, however, be marking the occasion with a visit to the Page 15 poets...
  • Fine line

     
    Hang onto your old friends because there may come a day when there's no good reason for people to like you except out of habit... Garrison Keillor...
  • Sara Watkins joining 'A Prairie Home Companion' show in Santa Barbara

     
    “A Prairie Home Companion,” that bastion of Minnesota culture and whimsy from the skewed mind of host Garrison Keillor, will pick up a California accent on June 5 when the show comes to the Santa Barbara Bowl for a live......
  • Mary’s Mama leaves `the world she loved so much.’

     
    Early Friday, my friend and colleague Mary Schmich posted to her Facebook page, “This morning Mary Ellen Findlay Schmich left the world she loved so much.” Mrs. Schmich, 87, whose wit, warmth and passion were well known to Tribune readers......
  • O.C. Register's classical-music critic to cover celebrity beat

     
    And so another classical-music journalist falls in the forest. Timothy Mangan, who covers the classical-music beat for the Orange County Register as a critic and reporter, wrote on his personal blog Wednesday that the newspaper has re-assigned him to the....
  • Poetry Slam Friday night at Atlantic Center for the Arts

     
    My colleague Tod Caviness — he writes the Weekly Books Roundup on this very blog — is one of the judges Friday night at the Atlantic Center for the Arts' seventh annual poetry slam. And the other two judges will be familiar, too: local writers...
  • Public radio's 'Marketplace' gets bookish

     
    The show "Marketplace," which is heard on public radio stations nationwide, is collecting all its books coverage in a new section of its website, dubbed the Big Book. "Marketplace" includes the flagship weekday show, a 10-minute morning show and...
  • 2011 NEA Literature Fellowships are announced

     
    Three Southern California poets are among those who will receive 2011 literature fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, it was announced Tuesday. Out of more than 1,000 applicants, 42 poets were selected; each will receive $25,000. Maggie...