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Saturday, December 16

Suicidal Tendencies avoids the mainstream

By John Sabatini With a new album released in June and an enviable opening spot on Metallica’s U.S. arena tour, this has been a colossal summer for Suicidal Tendencies, the veteran Venice surfer metal/punk band which has been scaring parents and evangelists for years. Read more...


‘Bookworm’ works, wriggles to success

By Stephen Richardson As a budding young bookworm, Michael Silverblatt was attempting to wriggle away from reality, rather than toward enlightenment. But since 1989, he has hosted KCRW-FM’s "Bookworm," a weekly program in which he speaks with contemporary authors. Read more...


An archetype for the ages

By Lael Loewenstein In 1895, when future MGM mogul Louis Mayer was in grade school and Warner Bros. scion Jack Warner in diapers, a young French visionary named Léon Gaumont took over a photographic equipment firm and created what was to become one of the world’s foremost film companies. Read more...


Laughter cheers ‘Marvin’s Room’

By Jennifer Richmond Daily Bruin Staff Death can be a scary thing. But the revelations about oneself and one’s family that come with impending demise can be the most wonderful experiences in life. Read more...


Caught by the ‘I’

By John Irvin The camera shows what appears to be a female figure seated on a chair. She is wearing tight pants and stockings, and she is blindfolded. Read more...