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  • Camping in Brooklyn

    Camping in Brooklyn
    When telling people that I would be camping in Brooklyn — yes, that Brooklyn, the borough of New York — a swift, two-pronged response usually followed.
  • The Mistake Room brings global view to gritty downtown L.A. art scene

    The Mistake Room brings global view to gritty downtown L.A. art scene
    Construction workers hammer away in a warehouse near the southern edge of downtown Los Angeles. A buzz saw hits fever pitch, screeching in the background; the air is thick with dust. Art entrepreneur and curator Cesar Garcia, who is turning this...

    Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 1/2 stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too...

    Liberty's open arms, marriage, and Peeples: Letters

    Liberty's open arms Letter writer Jack Reeves wrote Saturday that he wonders why so many Americans are unable to or can't recognize the contradiction that took place in Murrieta, Calif. ("What happened to welcoming the poor?"). His second quote...

    The boy who was desperate to be an American

    The boy who was desperate to be an American
    There was a time in the United States when a youngster trying to enter the country illegally could be celebrated rather than vilified. In the last year, thousands of minors have been intercepted crossing the border with Mexico; none has been treated in...