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  • Museum wallows in the porcine (we think) glory of Spam

    Museum wallows in the porcine (we think) glory of Spam
    AUSTIN, Minn. — When you've never tasted Spam, there's only one way to prepare for the Spam Museum: Eat Spam. And the places to do that in this town of 25,000 are plenty. Steve's serves Spam pizza. Johnny's Main Event offers a Spam Reuben. Kenny'...
  • Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights

    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
  • Sue Mengers, powerhouse Hollywood agent, dies at 79

     
    Sue Mengers, a veteran talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. At the time of......
  • Ray Bradbury: Author's roots at L.A. high school celebrated

     
    Ray Bradbury was being remembered Wednesday at his alma mater, Los Angeles High School. Bradbury graduated from Los Angeles High more than 70 years ago, but a plaque honoring him still hangs at the entrance to the school library, which......
  • The Bell Curve: Political comedy in Costa Mesa

    Every good comedy team has a straight man and a comic. The straight man is the logical and patient half of the duo; the comic is the jokester who pulls the plug after the straight man sets him up. Abbott was the straight man to Costello, as George Burns...
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Nov. 7, 1944: Gracie Allen performs her new work, “Concerto for Index Finger.” Some of Charles Laughton’s recordings of the Bible are too hot to handle or at least they're too hot for Decca. Yes, you can find the record on EBay. At least the...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Sept. 15, 1941

     
    Sept. 15, 1941: Gracie Allen, pioneer. Typical of Miss Allen's resolute spirit is the campaign which she launched, following curtailment of Japanese silk imports, to persuade every Hollywood woman to buy a mulberry tree and a silk worm, Jimmie Fidler...
  • Bradbury's home planet is Waukegan

    Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, but he never grew up. In his heart and in his work, the 72-year-old dean of American science fiction and fantasy writers is still the wildly imaginative boy who spent hours reading and dreaming in the local library;...