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  • U.S. author Eggers will not accept Gunter Grass prize in person

    April 17, 2012 | 10:19 am

    American author Dave Eggers said he will not travel to Germany to accept a literary prize from the Gunter Grass Foundation.

    Eggers said in a statement that the organizers should have postponed the award ceremony following the controversy over Grass’ recently published poem claiming...

  • Israeli author ousted from panel

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 7, 2011 | 2:01 pm

    Israeli author Moshe Sakal was deemed “not crucial” to a panel discussion on the Arab Spring at a literary conference in Marseille and was kicked out of the roundtable discussion according to Haaretz.  The request to remove Sakal came from the Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish who...

  • Hitler and the ‘What If?’ Question

    By Noah Strote

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "The World Hitler Never Made," by Gavriel Rosenfeld (Cambridge University Press, $30).

    In 1979, comedian Al Franken wrote a skit for "Saturday Night Live" called "What if: Überman," featuring Dan Aykroyd as Klaus Kent, a clerk in Hitler's Ministry of Propaganda. Klaus dashes into...

  • Once Upon a Heeb

    By Lori Gottlieb

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I couldn't see much when I walked into the cavernous bar at Three of Clubs in Hollywood last week, but after my eyes adjusted,

    I noticed the crowd in the adjoining room.

    A couple hundred literary-artsy-hipster types were schmoozing before the L.A. premiere of the Heeb Storytelling...

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  • A Plethora of Pages

    By Rachel Brand

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Sunday, Nov. 9

    Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles: 3 p.m. "On the Road With Lamb Chop Show," with Mallory Lewis. Jewish Community Library, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 761-8648

    Jewish Federation of San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys: 10 a.m....

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Gateways' 50th

    "Out of the Darkness.... Into The Light" was the official theme of the evening when the Echo Park-based institution Gateways Hospital & Mental Health Center celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Since 1953, Gateways has helped thousands of...