September 5, 2010 |
A King of Infinite Space A Novel Tyler Dilts AmazonEncore: 262 pp., $14.95 paper Tyler Dilts doesn't waste any time establishing the intentions of his debut mystery, "A King of Infinite Space. " First, there's that title, drawn from "Hamlet": "O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams. " Then, there's his narrator, a Long Beach police detective named Danny Beckett, as steeped in the absurdities of existence as the playwright for whom, presumably, he is named.
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July 8, 2009 |
In the end, they brought Michael Jackson to the one place where his life always made sense -- beneath a spotlight and in front of his adoring fans. The superstar, in a gleaming gold coffin, was celebrated in a Staples Center memorial service that was beamed around the world and, like the icon himself, strove mightily to be all things to all people.
August 24, 2009 |
The kernel of Betsy Carter's third novel, "The Puzzle King," is a powerful bit of family lore that takes up no more than a paragraph of her 2002 memoir, "Nothing to Fall Back On": the story of the time, in 1936, that her mother's German-born American aunt, Flora, traveled back to her native country to get dozens of her relatives out. The gift she brought for the American consul was a copy of that year's hottest book in the States, "Gone With the...
May 12, 2012
'American Masters: Johnny Carson: King of Late Night' Where: KOCE When: 9 p.m. Monday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
May 22, 2008
Re "Troubled dream," Opinion, May 18 Those who insist that only an African American should sculpt the bust of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. forget what the great civil rights leader said about the importance of being judged by "the content of (one's) character." I'm a white American, born 12 years after a sniper's bullet cut down King in Memphis, but I suspect that if King heard the suggestion that a Chinese artist was incapable of portraying an African American, he'd roll over in his grave.
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June 26, 2009 |
Wearing one glove, Michael Jackson reached into the pop culture zeitgeist and influenced an entire generation, giving pieces as simple as military badges and a fedora an imprint that, for a time, was as powerful as his music. At the height of his career in the mid-1980s, he was a fresh representation of how a male pop singer could look, with his perfectly chiseled face, long curls, white T-shirt, black pegged pants, white ankle socks and black loafers.