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Opera review: David Lang's 'The Difficulty of Crossing a Field' given Southern California premiere by Long Beach OperaCulture MonsterMark Swed reviews Long Beach Opera's Southern California premiere of David Lang's mysterious "The Difficulty of Crossing a Field."...
Culture MonsterTo answer a question commonly asked by college applications and stoned people: The historical figure I’d invite to dinner is Gertrude Stein. I’d be the waiter, even. I want to see firsthand what made her so fascinating to young men.......
Jacket CopyErnest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899. His 1923 passport photo shows why he was such a hit in Paris....
Jacket CopyLots of great book titles with bacon! And if you've seen too many go by on Twitter lately, blame Carolyn Kellogg and Elissa Schappell....
The Big PictureIn the middle of Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” Owen Wilson’s character finds himself mysteriously transported to the Paris of the 1920s, which is populated with a host of cultural icons, including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Greater Journey Americans in Paris David McCullough Simon & Schuster: 560 pp., $37.50 For more than 40 years, David McCullough has brought the past to life in books distinguished by vigorous storytelling and vivid characterizations. He garnered...
Culture MonsterAmong choreographer Meg Wolfe's influences are Patti Smith and Kate Valk....
Restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila finds a painting that needs a buyer, preferably a carnivore (she's on a money diet)Daily DishI just discovered illustrator Giselle Potter has a site on Etsy where she sells some of her paintings and illustrations. She's illustrated a number of children's books, including "The Boy Who Loved Words," "The Brave Little Seamstress" and "The Littlest.....
Art review: 'The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde' at the San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtCulture MonsterSAN FRANCISCO -- After this city was devastated in 1906 by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake and the blazing inferno the temblor started, a pair of Bay Area expatriates came home from France to check on the family's local properties. Michael......
Jacket CopyEsquire's 75 books by dudes for dudes is three years old, but Joyland created a list of 250 books for dudes by chicks....
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelSouffle-light and long on charm, “Midnight in Paris” may not be as laugh-out-loud witty as the comedies of Woody Allen's professional Belle Epoque. But it at least recaptures the warm glow so often missing from his last 20 uneven years of...
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