February 19, 2005 |
Nobel laureates Saul Bellow, Gunter Grass and Gabriel Garcia Marquez were among 18 finalists announced Friday for the first-ever Man International Booker Prize, a lifetime achievement award worth about $115,000. "For us, these are 18 authors who combine uniqueness and universality and remind us irresistibly of the joy of reading," said novelist John Casey, chairman of the Booker judging panel. Casey spoke at a news conference in Washington, D.C.
June 26, 1999 |
The German Parliament on Friday backed a U.S. architect's design for a national Holocaust memorial remembering the 6 million Jews killed under the Nazis, signaling an end to 10 years of argument. Jewish groups said they welcomed the lawmakers' approval, after four hours of debate, of the design by New Yorker Peter Eisenman. It envisages a maze the size of two football fields filled with 2,600 close-set concrete pillars, giving the impression of a huge graveyard.
December 14, 1990 |
The third edition of West Word, a journal issued by the writers program at UCLA Extension, includes the work of several San Fernando Valley authors. Chosen for the collection, issued twice a year by the program, were stories by Kate Crane McCarthy of Sherman Oaks and Laura Ho Fineman of Burbank. Valley poets represented are Erika Nanes of Sherman Oaks, Beth Halper of Woodland Hills and Margie Davidson of Canoga Park.
October 24, 1994 |
You can tell a lot about a band from its encores, and it was rarely so true as at the Palace on Saturday. Headlining MC 900 Ft. Jesus and his seven-piece band ended the evening with two impressive, complex jazz numbers, Thelonious Monk's "Well You Needn't" and Miles Davis' "Freedom Jazz Dance." Second-billed trio Consolidated ended its set by handing the microphone over to audience members who spouted off about vegetarianism and intolerance.
October 10, 2013 |
Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize for literature Thursday , is seen as a titan of the short story, thanks to collections including “Dance of the Happy Shades” and “The Beggar Maid.” She also has had an occasional - and recent--influence on film. Munro's 2001 story “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage” was the basis of this year's Toronto International Film Festival debut “Hateship Loveship,” acquired by IFC for a likely release next year. The film features a personality one wouldn't necessarily associate with Munro or the Nobel: Kristen Wiig, who marks her dramatic debut in the lo-fi indie.
June 27, 1997 |
Civil rights activists called for a federal investigation Thursday after police seized copies of the Oscar-winning movie "Tin Drum" from six video stores--and at least one home--because a judge had declared the film obscene. "This kind of insensitive disregard of our fundamental rights of expression and free speech is outrageous," said Joann Bell, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma.