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  • Why is this award different from all others?

    by Gina Nahai

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I'm sitting with my husband in the packed and darkened auditorium at Royce Hall in UCLA. It's the night of the LA Times Book Prizes, but we might as well...
  • Becoming American

    by Gina Nahai

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    She comes up to me through the crowd -- designer clothes and Tahitian pearls and that I-know-I'm-gorgeous confidence that makes her impossible to look...
  • My December visit with ‘lady’

    by Gina Nahai

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Agha isn't here," Khanum says as soon as I walk in through the door. "I don't know when he'll be back."

    Agha is her husband -- dead for 35 years and...

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  • Rushdie’s ‘Clown’ No Laughing Matter

    by Gina Nahai

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Shalimar the Clown : A Novel," by Salman Rushdie (Random House, 2005).

    Salman Rushdie is at Disney Hall, addressing a near-capacity audience...

  • Botox Beware

    by Gina Nahai

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    My first inkling that something has gone tragically wrong is when I hand the parking attendant my valet ticket and see a wicked, knowing smile -- I know...

  • The Legacy of ‘Esther’s Children’

    by Gina Nahai

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In his introduction to Esther's Children," (Jewish Publication Society, $110) editor Houman Sarshar speaks of a time when, at 6 years old and about to...

  • To Become American

    by Gina Nahai

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I'm 11-years-old, my world a patchwork of mixed identities and conflicting beliefs, my eyes searching for a horizon I cannot yet see but that I follow...

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