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May 17, 2013 | By Hector Tobar, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
Roberto Bolaño has made quite a name for himself in the United States over the past decade. Two New York houses have published 18 of his books in English - and a 19th is due out later this year. He has become, arguably, the contemporary Latin American writer most revered by the literati of North America. And all this fame has come to him as a dead man - he succumbed to congenital liver disease in 2003. This week, the departed Chilean-born novelist and poet was celebrated in an event at the Los Angeles Public Library's ALOUD series.
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November 12, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Richie Incognito may rank high on my list of despicable human beings, but I'll give him one thing. The Miami Dolphins' bully has ignited another national conversation about what it means to be a man in this era. It's an important discussion, notably because Incognito's brute characteristics are not on the list, and it's important for men of all ages to tune in. “For generations, just about every boy growing up in America felt obliged to prove...
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November 12, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Richie Incognito may rank high on my list of despicable human beings, but I'll give him one thing. The Miami Dolphins' bully has ignited another national conversation about what it means to be a man in this era. It's an important discussion, notably because Incognito's brute characteristics are not on the list, and it's important for men of all ages to tune in. “For generations, just about every boy growing up in America felt obliged to prove...
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May 17, 2013 | By Hector Tobar, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
Roberto Bolaño has made quite a name for himself in the United States over the past decade. Two New York houses have published 18 of his books in English - and a 19th is due out later this year. He has become, arguably, the contemporary Latin American writer most revered by the literati of North America. And all this fame has come to him as a dead man - he succumbed to congenital liver disease in 2003. This week, the departed Chilean-born novelist and poet was celebrated in an event at the Los Angeles Public Library's ALOUD series.
NEWS
August 21, 1988 | Alice Kahn
I can't make it in this man's world. Life would be so much easier if I had a wife. Life would be so much easier if I were a man. What modern woman hasn't had these thoughts? Those of us struggling to lift ourselves up by our bra straps often feel the deck is stacked against us. Men don't have to "prove" anything. Men can do an OK job; women have to be great. Men were taught from childhood to be aggressive; we were taught to be nice.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2000 | MIMI AVINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Millions of American baby boomers who grew up watching "The Brady Bunch" got married, then divorced, only to find that their domestic landscape didn't resemble television's cheerfully brain-dead example of a second marriage. There's a modern model on the air now, one that manages to be as appealing and hopeful as "The Brady Bunch" was in its time, while tripling that show's IQ and emotional intelligence. "Once and Again" quickly earned the support of its network.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Timothy Dalton on his decision to portray James Bond as a sensitive man of the '80s: "If you go back to the books themselves, you're dealing with a real man, not a superman; a man who is beset with moral confusion and apathies and uncertainties, and who is often very nervous and tense."
BOOKS
December 18, 1988 | Jonathan Kirsch
"Rich with intimate anecdotes drawn from first-person sources who were close enough to detect the cracks in the plaster saint of journalism, this biography goes far beyond the myth and shows us the real man."
SPORTS
September 20, 1986
Bubba Smith's decision to quit making beer commercials (Scott Ostler, Sept. 9) shows there is still human decency around. It shows Bubba is a real sportsman, a real hero, a real role model, a real winner and, most important, a real man. All that money he is not making would never pay for the feeling he has now, knowing that he is no more a pusher of the drug which spells destruction. Our hats are off to Bubba and our pleas are to other sports personalities to follow Bubba's example: Stop being a pusher!
BOOKS
November 15, 1992
Patrick Goldstein didn't review Rush Limbaugh's "The Way Things Ought to Be" (Nov. 1) so much as sneer at it. But even accepting this, I was surprised at how ugly he got. By the end, Goldstein's "humorous" hypothesis was that Rush's problems could be fixed if he just found the right woman. I wonder how much Goldstein would laugh if someone suggested Susan Faludi would stop whining if only she slept with a real man? TIMOTHY MUELLER, LOS ANGELES
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2008 | Richard Rushfield, Rushfield is a Times staff writer.
Piece-by-piece, the Maloof family has built one of the more diverse -- and best marketed -- dynasties in entertainment, extending from a sports franchise (the NBA's Sacramento Kings) to a Vegas casino (the Palms) to the world's richest skateboarding competition. And now the family has been inching into show business proper, having just completed one vertically integrated show ("Living Lohan," largely shot at the Palms, built around Maloof Music star Ali Lohan).
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2006 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
THESE days, if a part calls for someone to play brazen, caustic or swaggering -- in short, a real man's man -- one actor seems to have a lock on the role. At least that's how it appears from Alec Baldwin's near-ubiquitous presence lately portraying men like Jack Donaghy, the bombastic and preening network executive on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock."
OPINION
February 27, 2006
Re "Hey, doll, you need a real man," Opinion, Feb. 20 As the father of two young daughters, I smiled knowingly at Dean P. Johnson's article about Barbie, Ken and GI Joe. One day my youngest girl was playing with her dolls in the "Barbie Room." Two Barbies were quietly talking to Ken. Suddenly GI Joe zoomed up in a Jeep. He jumped out, pushed Ken aside and offered the two ladies a ride. They gladly got in and drove off, leaving Ken alone and forgotten. Lest I thought only brawn attracted Barbie and her friends, I soon found our President Reagan doll sitting with his friendly grin, one Barbie on each knee.
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February 20, 2006 | Dean P. Johnson, DEAN P. JOHNSON teaches English at Camden (N.J.) Academy Charter High School and is an adjunct professor at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.
YOU CAN DRESS him up any way you want. Change his appearance to make him look like Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp or even John Wayne. Tough boy, homeboy, cowboy. It doesn't matter. Ken is still a castrated man. Ken has always lived in the shadow of the venerable girl next door. He is an afterthought, known for nothing but being a mere accessory, sold separately. Mattel is trying to bring him back after a hiatus, but with a lobotomized grin and submissive gaze, he is the epitome of role reversal.
SPORTS
May 9, 2005 | Bud Collins, Special to The Times
Did his tailor make Rafael's pants too short, or his shorts too long? While that's being debated, "El Nino" -- Spanish teenager Rafael Nadal -- is giving his opponents the shorts, and stretching his winning streak long enough to make him the favorite in the French Open. But that's three weeks away, and the 18-year-old left-hander in the distinctive pedal-pusher trousers had a few things to do on his first visit to the Rome Masters. Six things, actually, all of them victories.
SPORTS
February 15, 2004 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
The Big Host is having a Big Weekend. Laker center Shaquille O'Neal's size 22s have been all over Los Angeles during the NBA All-Star festivities. Parties with corporate sponsors. Parties at the Playboy mansion. Oh, and the occasional basketball practice with his Western Conference All-Star teammates. But the 11-time All-Star (this year a reserve behind West starting center Yao Ming) has never before had the game and its kaleidoscope madness in the city where he plays.
NEWS
February 27, 2003
In his article "Love in La La Land" ( Feb. 13), James Verini states, "Los Angeles, the city of illusion, a Barnum and Bailey town, yes, but -- if you believe in it -- a city of romance too." Really? Well, I happen to have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn for this guy. I have lived in Los Angeles all of my adult life and fit into Mr. Verini's classification of "pro." I'm a 10-year screenwriting veteran. In spite of the fact that I am a highly desirable catch for any man in Los Angeles, this successful woman's experience is that the Guidos of Los Angeles never have the epiphany Mastroianni has in the film "8 1/2."
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June 3, 1991 | MICHAEL S. KIMMEL and MARTIN P. LEVINE, Michael S. Kimmel and Martin P. Levine are sociologists at State University of New York at Stony Brook and Florida Atlantic University, respectively. Kimmel's books include "Men Confront Pornography." Levine is the editor of "Gay Men: The Sociology of Male Homosexuality."
As the AIDS epidemic begins its second decade, it's time to face some unpleasant realities: AIDS is the No. 1 health problem for men in the United States; it is the leading cause of death of men aged 33 to 45; it has killed more American men than were lost in the Vietnam War. No other disease that was not biologically sex-linked (like hemophilia) has ever been so associated with one gender. And yet virtually no one talks about AIDS as a men's disease.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2003 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"He has learned to defend himself in every kind of situation," Arnold Schwarzenegger said, looking at me very hard. "In his world, if you take time to think, it will be too late. No one else gives him a break; he has to do everything himself. I find him very inspirational."
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