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4 years ago by Alan Prendergast
Donald Kueck was a Mojave Desert hermit who had a way with bobcats, snakes, ravens and squirrels. He was also paranoid, doped up and lethal — “Dr. Dolittle with an assault rifle,” as author Deanne Stillman puts it. In 2003, Kueck gunned down a deputy sheriff outside his trailer for...

Mine Your Own Business

4 years ago by Susan Froyd
When you're a writer on the level of Evergreen native (and longtime L.A. denizen) Daniel Pyne, who's sharpened his pen writing scripts for everything from Miami Vice to The Manchurian Candidate, infusing a story about brotherly bonds with a big shot of suspense and an action-packed denouement doesn't ruffle a...

Tonight: Deanne Stillman's Desert Reckoning at Tattered Cover

4 years ago by Alan Prendergast
Deanne Stillman's richly textured works of nonfiction about life and death in the Mojave Desert involve more than casual research, and consequently take some time in the writing -- from eight to ten years each. Her true-crime debut, Twentynine Palms, explored the 1991 murder of two girls by a berserk...


9 years ago by Nathan Lee
Eight years ago, the philosophy professor-turned-cineast Bruno Dumont debuted his sophomore feature at the Cannes Film Festival. Set in a banal French village on the northeastern coast, the plot involved an investigation by police superintendent Pharaon, a repressed, mouth-breathing mama's boy, into the rape and murder of an eleven-year-old girl...

Cine Bon!

12 years ago by Bill Gallo
The Gospel According to Mel Who needs studio publicists when every fundamentalist pastor in the country is herding his flock to the multiplex? Why waste good money on TV spots when the Vatican is handing out rave reviews? No doubt about it, Thomas, Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ...


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