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Jacket CopyThe Writers Room opens Friday in a legendary writers drinking space in Hollywood....
Jacket CopyThe Algonquin Hotel, famed as the 1920s martini-swilling location of choice for some of the era's great literary figures -- Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and "The New Yorker" founder Harold Ross -- has entered a partnership with the Marriott hotel......
Jacket CopyA list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010....
Change of SubjectEvery so often when we're traveling by car, Johanna will suggest that we consult a stranger by the roadside for directions. I generally don't like to do this, and my ritual answer is, "I prefer to do what I think......
For my 14th birthday she had presented me with a book on scandals of the Amish, which I cherished; for my 15th, an oversized tub of Brussels sprouts wrapped in lingerie, which I hid under my bed. When I turned 16 — that day when one is supposed to...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOn the third floor of a big, gray building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, silver-haired docent Julie Chelminski recently stepped up to the middle of a hushed room and faced 15 spellbound tourists. "On the walls of this room there were 9,000 drawers,"...
You know the feeling. You're looking at the best-seller list and a title catches your eye. "What?!" you sputter. "That piece of (expletive deleted) is a hit, while (insert title of favorite obscure novel) is a flop? Ah, the injustice!" Life is not fair....
Tags: Dorothy Parker, Cole Porter, Thomas Gray, Book, James Thurber
Considerable local interest may well greet "Gatsby in Hollywood," receiving its world premiere at the MET Theatre. Author Joshua Rebell traces the turbulent love affair of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham against the studio politics and media...
They are, arguably, the best-known Chicago Cubs of all time. And though Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance last played together in 1912 – indeed, all have been dead more than 60 years -- their names live on among baseball fans. All...
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