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  • Book review: 'Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends' by Tom Segev

    Book review: 'Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends' by Tom Segev
    "Revisionist" is a label that is sometimes used to praise and sometimes to bury a public intellectual. It is often applied to Israeli journalist and historian Tom Segev, who has courageously contrasted myth and reality when it comes to the Holocaust ("The...
  • Book review: 'The Conservative Assault on the Constitution' by Erwin Chemerinsky

    Book review: 'The Conservative Assault on the Constitution' by Erwin Chemerinsky
    Southern Californians with a taste for politics or public policy probably know Erwin Chemerinsky best as the reliably liberal voice in countless left-right radio and television debates about timely legal questions or as a key contributor to Los Angeles...
  • John Lennon at 70? We can only imagine….

    John Lennon at 70? We can only imagine….
    Fourteen years after Pete Townshend dismissed the very idea of growing up when he wrote "Hope I die before I get old," a 40-year-old John Lennon sang a very different tune. "I can hardly wait to see you come of age," he sang in 1980 to his then-5-year-...
  • William Rast line makes a timely appearance in Target stores

    William Rast line makes a timely appearance in Target stores
    Los Angeles-based William Rast is the latest designer label to board the Target train, with a capsule collection hitting stores just in time for last-minute holiday shopping. Unlike most of Target's high-low partnerships, which have relatively little (if...
  • Designer Michael Kors sticks to reality

    Designer Michael Kors sticks to reality
    Having dinner with Michael Kors is like having dinner with Auntie Mame. When you sit down with him, you know nobody is going to be at a loss for words or laughs. Over hamburgers and vodkas a few nights before his spring runway show last September, he was...
  • How Maroon 5 found the courage to let its heart show

    How Maroon 5 found the courage to let its heart show
    For the future members of Maroon 5, a moment of clarity came unexpectedly in 1998 in the form of a funky, sultry pop tune on the radio: "Are You That Somebody?" by Aaliyah and Timbaland. It was a revelation for singer-guitarist Adam Levine, who was...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Hope Will Find You My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Living Naomi Levy Harmony Books: 244 pp., $23 Naomi Levy, the first female Conservative rabbi to lead a congregation on the West Coast, was used to caring for other people in...
  • In Sunday books: A new anthology speaks volumes on black L.A.

    In Sunday books: A new anthology speaks volumes on black L.A.
    When Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramón tell people that Los Angeles has the second largest black population of any U.S. county, the usual response is raised eyebrows and blank stares. "They're shocked," says Hunt, a sociology professor and director of...
  • In this Sunday's Books: 'Death to the Dictator!' by Afsaneh Moqadam

    In this Sunday's Books: 'Death to the Dictator!' by Afsaneh Moqadam
    Death to the Dictator! A Young Man Casts a Vote in Iran's 2009 Election and Pays a Devastating Price Afsaneh Moqadam Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 150 pp., $22 After a botched election last year decried as fraudulent by the opposition,...
  • Classic Hollywood: Rare films on display at Cinecon 46

    Classic Hollywood: Rare films on display at Cinecon 46
    The Cinecon Classic Film Festival is not for movie softies. It's for hard-core film buffs and historians who don't want to see the usual vintage fare that pops up on Turner Classic Movies or at revival theaters. So if you're looking to see "Casablanca,"...
  • Book review: 'A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot' by Mary Walton

    Book review: 'A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot' by Mary Walton
    "A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot" by Mary Walton (Palgrave/Macmillan: 284 pp., $28.) Alice Paul was a warrior for women's suffrage. A Quaker from New Jersey, she went to Swarthmore, the college her maternal grandfather...