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Culture, The Exhibitionist Robert Caro Asks Us to Share His Obsession: <em>The Years of Lyndon Johnson</em>

Robert Caro Asks Us to Share His Obsession: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

One of the fun things about Robert Caro's massively ambitious four-volume (so far) biography of Lyndon Johnson is the way the author invites readers to share in his obsession with our 36th president. Filtering vast research through a skilled, vivid…
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Film, Buzz Kill

Buzz Kill

A young woman fights off her brutal husband; a gun goes off; a marble spins on the floor where a toddler sits unattended. From B-movie beginnings, The Secret Life of Bees, a family drama set in the civil-rights–era South, chugs…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly's Twinkie Defense

Chris Daly's Twinkie Defense

The media's ongoing claim that Supervisor Chris Daly's petulant rant du jour has dragged City politics to new lows in civility would be easy to understand -- in a city where a former supervisor didn't shoot the mayor and…
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Culture, Stage The Organization Man

The Organization Man

Denis Johnson's new play, Purvis, receiving its world premiere under the auspices of longtime Johnson collaborators Campo Santo, recounts episodes from the life -- and afterlife -- of one of the most fabled figures in the history of U.S. law…
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News, Matt Smith Now <i>That's Amore</i>

Now That's Amore

When Lyndon Johnson ran for Congress, legend says, he wanted to spread the rumor that his opponent was a pig-fucker. Johnson's campaign manager said, "Lyndon, you know he doesn't do that!" Johnson replied, "I know. I just want to make…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night + Day

Wednesday September 23 Still the One Some writers would prefer to be poked with sharp sticks than suffer through the public agony of performing their work live. That's one reason they're writers, not actors. Then again, there are writers like…
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