April 12, 2010
BOOKS An Evening With Ian McEwan This lively evening of arts and letters features a conversation between the bestselling author of "Atonement" and David Kipen, literature director of the National Endowment for the Arts. McEwan's new novel, "Solar," explores a philandering Nobel prize-winning physicist's effort to save the world from environmental disaster. The Aratani/Japan America Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles. 8 p.m. $25. (213) 680-3700. www.lfla.org. Joyce Maynard and Dana Goodyear This reading of selected pieces from the literary magazine Canteen has high stakes.
April 11, 2010
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse: A poetry reading and piano recital will feature contributors to the new anthology of poems celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Polish composer's birth. Participants include pianist Dr. Neil Galanter and poets Millicent Borges Accardi, Lia Brooks, Emily Fragos, Helen Graziano, Rebeca Hoffmann, Amy Lowell, Rick Lupert, Ruth Nolan, Nils Petersen, Susan Rogers, Maja Trochimczyk and many others.
March 14, 2010 |
Backing Into Forward A Memoir Jules Feiffer Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 450 pp., $30 Whether newspapers live or die, the prognosis for the comic strip doesn't look promising. The extinction of the form not much more than a century after its birth would represent only a very minor tragedy too, given the rise of the graphic novel -- who would shed a tear for "Hägar the Horrible" in the age of "Fun Home" and "Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth"? -- except it would also mean we no longer live in a world with a berth reserved for the likes of Jules Feiffer.
June 18, 2000
As one of Feiffer's loyal readers, I find it difficult to believe and very disheartening to have this marvelous cartoon coming to an end. As a former dancer (and always a dancer at heart), the delightful dancer expressing herself with balletic movement and satire has held a special joy for me throughout the years. Turning to the last page of Calendar has been a Sunday ritual for as long as I can remember. Thank you, Jules Feiffer, for years of great joy and satire--you will be sorely missed.
June 17, 2000 |
When he was 23 years old and living in his first apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Jules Feiffer got lucky. A modern dancer came home with him and spent the night. "She was the first girl who ever did that," Feiffer recalled with just a note of nostalgia. "You don't forget that. She has been revisiting me ever since in the cartoons." These days, the dancer--sketched differently at various times in his life to reflect past girlfriends--is disappointed.
April 21, 1996
Being of the Jewish faith as well as an aficionado of Jules Feiffer's humor and insight, I feel it necessary to defend his April 7 cartoon that some readers have condemned, misunderstanding, I believe, Feiffer's intentions (Letters, April 14). I dislike the "Seinfeld" program most intensely just because the Jewish men depicted are exactly what they were termed, "brash, oafish and ignorant"--and may I add whiny and stupid as well? I applaud Feiffer's observations! NORMAN S. BRONSON Sherman Oaks