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Western Lit: So Cal Author Michelle Huneven Examines Lost Years and Life in the Mountains With 'Off Course'

Western Lit: So Cal Author Michelle Huneven Examines Lost Years and Life in the Mountains With 'Off Course'

Friday, December 12, 2014  |  Judith Lewis Mernit

Something about Michelle Huneven’s novel, Off Course , makes people want to talk about themselves. Women, especially.

I sit down at her wide, rough-hewn kitchen table, vowing not to be one of them. Her 14-year-old terrier mix, Piper, cuddles unabashedly at my feet; a black cat nuzzles my elbow. My reso...

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Western Lit: Rafael de Grenade on Tough Landscapes, Writing as Inquiry and Climate Change

Western Lit: Rafael de Grenade on Tough Landscapes, Writing as Inquiry and Climate Change

Wednesday, December 10, 2014  |  Kati Standefer

Growing up on a farm outside Prescott, Arizona, writer and researcher Rafael de Grenade learned how to survive in rough country. At age 12, she dropped out of school to work on a nearby ranch; at 14, she began attending college classes at night.

Since then, de Grenade has traveled to more than 30 cou...

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Live: John Waters at the McCallum Theatre, Dec. 2

Live: John Waters at the McCallum Theatre, Dec. 2

Wednesday, December 03, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

When John Waters took the stage Tuesday night at the McCallum Theatre, his raspy voice made it obvious that he was a bit under the weather. (Later in the night, he mentioned fighting an ear infection.) However, his illness didn’t stop Waters from delivering a fantastic spoken-word comedy show—most o...

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In Defense of the Cattle Industry: A New Book Claims Grazing Can Actually Be a Good Thing

In Defense of the Cattle Industry: A New Book Claims Grazing Can Actually Be a Good Thing

Tuesday, December 02, 2014  |  Wyatt Orme

Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production scrutinizes a host of today’s commonly held assumptions about the cattle industry. Red meat isn’t making Americans unhealthy, writes author Nicolette Hahn Niman, an environmental attorney turned California rancher. Nor should cows be so vehemen...

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December Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

December Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

Saturday, November 29, 2014  |  Staff

Music and More

Cabaret 88: Joan Ryan

Winner of Broadway World’ s Top Female Cabaret Artist award of 2013, Joan Ryan has a four-octave range which has led to leading roles in Little Shop of Horrors , Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , Footloose , Les Miserables and Nunsense . 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednes...

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December Theater: 'Cinderella' at Palm Canyon, 'Madcap Underground' at COD, 'Happy Hour' at CV Rep, and Much More!

December Theater: 'Cinderella' at Palm Canyon, 'Madcap Underground' at COD, 'Happy Hour' at CV Rep, and Much More!

Friday, November 28, 2014  |  Staff

Annenberg Theater Events

CK Dance Presents: The Nutcracker takes place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5; and 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. $20 to $30. The Dance With Miss Lindsay Holiday Showcase , including dancers from age 3 to adult performing holiday classics, is at 2 and 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7. $15 to $20....

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