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Culture MonsterFantasia Barrino's journey with Miss Celie continues to be a bumpy one, but the "American Idol" winner and lead in "The Color Purple" was cleared by her physician to return to the stage Tuesday night. The musical opened at the......
Jacket CopyAs National Poetry Month kicks off Thursday, it seems only fitting that Alice Walker, best known for her novel "The Color Purple," is all about writing poems these days. She tells Guernica: At this point in my life, I seem......
Moms At Work» Orlando Sentinel – Moms At WorkThe American Library Association recently released its list of the Top Ten challenged books in 2009. These are books that have received the most formal complaints for being age-innappropriate or offensive for young readers. The Twilight serie...
Times Staff Writer"The Drowsy Chaperone," a zany tribute to the rollicking musicals of the 1920s, received 13 Tony nominations Tuesday, including one for best musical, making it the surprise leader in the race for Broadway's top honors. The Oprah Winfrey-produced musical...
Second of a two-part look at Tony nominations. With Broadway showing renewed energy this year, thanks to a surge of quality across the boards, upcoming nominations for the 60th Tony Awards figure to generate plenty of conversation — and not just...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEven the silence is different here. Despite a woodpecker working furiously on the eaves of a not-too-distant water tower and the buzz of tractors trolling, the quiet—like the canopy of fog—settles around you, pulls you in and ultimately...
Joe R. Hicks is a social critic, commentator and vice president of Community Advocate Inc. He formerly directed the activities of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission and Southern Christian LeadLURKING BEHIND the question of "Should Tookie die?" being pondered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are the troubling attempts by some of Stanley Tookie Williams' supporters to present the Crips' purported co-founder as a role model for inner-city youth....
A Jury of Her Peers American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Elaine Showalter Alfred A. Knopf: 608 pp., $30 The title of this, the "first literary history of American women writers ever written," explains Elaine Showalter, comes...
Today's question: What are the divisions in contemporary feminist movements? What can we expect in the future? Click here to read previous installments from this week's Dust-Up. For feminist organizations, it's change or die Point: Katha Pollitt The...
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LURKING behind the pedestrian title of Ishmael Reed's "New and Collected Poems, 1964-2006" is a more apt moniker, something like "The Cantankerous Plot to Save America by Mixing Myth, Neo-Hoodoo Spirituality, a Horn Section or Two and an Innovative...
-------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Letters: A Jan. 28 letter about "smart power" was published with a misspelled signature, Martin Laudal. The letter was written by Martin Maudal. — -------------------- Guantanamo POWs Re “ Obama sets...
Tribune theater criticWith thoughts now turning to Miss Celie, Harpo and spring in Chicago, the in-box is full of questions about the Chicago production of the Broadway musical "The Color Purple," slated to arrive at the Cadillac Palace Theatre on April 17. If you're...
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