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Sentinel Movie CriticEmile Hirsch, the young star of Imaginary Heroes, knows what appeals to people in the character of Chris McCandless, the real-life hero of his new film, Into the Wild, which opens Friday. "Everybody shares that wanderlust," he says. It's what sent...
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Daily PressHere's more of our interview with Williamsburg author Larissa Ione: Why and how did you begin writing? I've been writing since I could hold a pencil. As a child, I penned long, involved stories, usually about animals. I completed my first full-length...
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Special to the TribuneIt is a winter pastime that, like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, requires good snow, demands long underwear -- or, for some, thick fur -- and favors participants with a strenuous but exhilarating workout. But unlike those activities, dog...
Since Jack London's mysterious death in 1916, he has been, like one of the frozen men in his Klondike tales, a writer encased in his own reputation: We know him as the dog writer. Whether it was Buck in "The Call of the Wild," coming to terms with his...
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Words & Ideas TODAY Sharmage Leland-St. John The poet will present and sign her new collection, "Contingencies." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. Joseph Mattson, Elisa Ambrogio and Arthur Nersesian...
Where better for a writer to turn for inspiration than to reality? This is especially true of the mystery fiction micro-trend in which authors fashion real-life figures into detectives. It's tricky territory because the margin of error is so tiny. For...
He wears many hats -- rapper, singer, producer for artists such as Mos Def and Macy Gray -- but 88-Keys, whose teasingly genre-bending debut "The Death of Adam" was released this month, insists that all his hats bear one label: Polo by Ralph Lauren....
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There was no snow at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, but the four sled dogs tethered there seemed acclimated enough. One amiably licked the face of a child in a stroller. The hubbub wasn't much like the Yukon, but the dogs were there to excite...
Mary Austin and the American West Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson University of California Press: 324 pp., $29.95 Few writers of her period overcame more obstacles than Mary Austin. Stuck in a disappointing marriage, Austin (1868-1934) spent the...
MICHAEL SCOTT MOORE is a Fulbright journalist in Berlin and author of a novel, "Too Much of Nothing."The george freeth memorial in Redondo Beach is a salt-bitten bust of a lifeguard in an old-fashioned swimming vest, gazing with the stoicism we expect from early surf heroes into the deep mystery of a concrete parking garage. His back is to the Redondo...
Harold "Hal" A. Ellis Jr., a founder of real estate services firm Grubb & Ellis Co. and one of the best known figures in U.S. real estate, died Monday of metastatic melanoma at his home in Piedmont, Calif. He was 77. Ellis built a small Oakland brokerage...
From Anton Chekhov's "Kashtanka" and Franz Kafka's "Investigations of a Dog," down through Jack London's "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang," and including Albert Payson Terhune's improbably massive canine oeuvre, right up to such iconic names as Lassie,...
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