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  • Commentary: `Death is having a moment' in academia

    We live everyday with the signs of death's inevitability: aging bodies, decaying buildings, dead flowers. The everyday-ness of death, or what sociologist Zygmunt Bauman calls "living with death," is always with us and, yet, also is somehow kept in the background as we go about our daily routines. Our own deaths in particular are events that, under normal circumstances, we try to put off for as long as possible.
  • Not your standard mystery novel: 'City of Brick and Shadow'

    It figures. Tim Wirkus sits in a restaurant by UC Irvine talking about his book "City of Brick and Shadow," a novel about the elusive quest to nail down the truth, and his responses stymie a reporter's facile attempts to connect art to life. That...

    Riot Grrrl movement still proves an inspiration

     Riot Grrrl movement still proves an inspiration
    Years before she created her documentary "Handmade Nation," which examines the culture of do-it-yourself craft in America, Faythe Levine belonged to a handmade nation of a different kind. The artist and Washington state native found inspiration for...

    Check It Out: These teenage spies will steal your heart

    Surprisingly, the Newport Beach Public Library's young-adult collection has three different series about female, orphaned teen spies that take place in historic England. When I read "A Spy in the House" by Y.S. Lee, I was delighted and intrigued. In...

    Reel Critics: 'Mortdecai': painful, pitiful and pointless

    It's only January, but you can already see what may be the worst big-budget movie of 2015 at a theater near you. "Mortdecai" is a pitiful attempt to reprise the near-dead genre of British madcap farce. It's based on a series of comic thriller novels...