‘Rudolph,’ ‘Charlie Brown,’ and ‘The Grinch’: Will a good American trilogy of Christmas specials work on a newcomer?

December 22, 2012

Image Credit: Classic Media; 1965 United Feature Syndicate; Everett Collection In a pantheon of good Christmas specials — a yuletide-themed adventures trotted out by a networks any year, customarily animated, typically with a thesis strain so iconic that children can sing a lyrics before they learn how to pronounce — 3 titles power supreme. Rudolph […]

Karl Taro Greenfeld's 6 favorite books

September 30, 2012

The achieved publisher and author recommends stories about gang members, drugs, and down-and-out living The Wanderers by Richard Price (Mariner, $15). The author of Clockers skilfully dips in and out of a lives of a organisation of gang members, delivering a multi-perspective digest of a Bronx circa 1963 that’s also a good coming-of-age book. Price […]

Author from Fresno explores 1992 L.A. riots

September 15, 2012

Los Angeles Review of Books censor D.J. Waldie calls a novel “today’s required book.” Janigian will review from and plead a book during 7 p.m. Wednesday during a Fresno Art Museum’s Bonner Auditorium, 2233 N. First St. Admission is free. The eventuality is presented by Fresno State’s Armenian Studies Program and a Fresno Art Museum. […]