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Times Staff WriterAMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — During an eventful 45-year career, Edward Kosner has held some of the most prestigious posts in journalism, as the editor of Newsweek, New York magazine, Esquire and the New York Daily News. But when it came time to write his...
Zap2It.comAmong Hollywood celebrities, the life and work of Marilyn Monroe have hardly been underrepresented over the years since her death in 1962 at age 36. Films, books and even plays have analyzed Monroe from what would seem to be every angle. That hasn't kept...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterKurt Vonnegut, an American cultural hero celebrated for his wry, loonily imaginative commentary on war, apocalypse, technology, materialism and other afflictions in "Slaughterhouse-Five" and other novels, has died. He was 84. One of the last of a...
Sentinel Staff WriterHello, my name is Steve Mullis and I am a journalism major at the University of Central Florida. I'm a non-native Floridian though I have lived here most of my life, so I know it well. I'm a non-traditional student (meaning old) that, after a brief...
Will You Take Me as I Am Joni Mitchell's Blue Period Michelle Mercer Free Press: 240 pp., $24.99 When Joni Mitchell thinks about confession, two things come to mind: witch hunts and Catholic priests. To be held up as the exemplar of confessional...
Times Staff WriterHIS eyesight and hearing are diminished and arthritis in both knees forces him to walk with two canes. At 84, Norman Mailer gropes for words that do not come so easily. He looks frail and vulnerable. But he's still in the ring, having just published...
Tags: Judaism, Pablo Picasso, Henry Miller, Death, Wages and Pensions
Baltimore Sun StaffIt was a violent time with violent prospects. But instead of rage and fury, he gave America a dream. Forty years ago today in Washington, 17,000 combat-ready troops prepared for what only seemed inevitable. Stores closed and chain-locked their doors;...
FOR THE TIMESWednesday April 5, 2000 Having written "Bugsy" (1991) and "The Gambler" (1975) and having directed what some feel was among the great debuts in American film--"Fingers" (1977)--James Toback carries around a credibility that's belied by almost...
FOR THE TIMESFriday April 20, 2001 Ever since the now seemingly quaint days of Lenny Bruce, Terry Southern, Redd Foxx and their honorable heirs, those who have engaged in the art and science of grossing out the audience have justified their work by saying they...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday April 20, 2001 Like the flowing water it takes its name from, the documentary "Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale" meanders, dawdles, doubles back on itself but finally gets us somewhere fascinating and worthwhile. ...
Tags: Death, Crimes, Guinea, Arts and Culture, Documentary (genre)
TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTER2˝ stars (out of 4) Helen Gurley Brown uses semen as a face cream. Wes Craven started his career in smut. Dick Cavett wants to watch a porn film right now. These and other salacious tidbits are yours courtesy of Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's...
Times Staff WriterIf there's a moral dilemma in this year's Oscar nomination race, it's the question of whether a quarter-century-old statutory-rape case should weigh against director Roman Polanski's semiautobiographical Holocaust drama "The Pianist." The unsparing...
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