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THESE GIRLS DO ROCK

AWAY FROM THE PRESSURE AND CRITICAL EYES AND EARS OF THEIR MALE PEERS, GIRLS FROM THE AGE OF SIX TO SIXTEEN ARE SIGNING UP FOR GIRLS ROCK SANTA BARBARA SESSIONS. AFTER A FEW OF THESE 10-WEEK COURSES MANY OF THE GIRLS FIND THEMSELVES AS PROFICIENT WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS AS ANY OF THE ROCKAHOLIC BOYS THEY KNOW AND HAVE HEARD. (STORY ON P. 22)

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ROD LATHIM SEES GHOSTS

BY JEFF WING

WELL, HE DID SEE ONE GHOST IN THE BASEMENT OF THE BIG YELLOW HOUSE WHEN HE WAS FIFTEEN YEARS OLD, AND THAT APPARITION BECAME HIS INSPIRATION. TODAY, A WHOLE LOT OF A FEW YEARS LATER (35 IF ONE IS COUNTING), ROD IS A CELEBRATED AWARD-WINNING WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, DOCUMENTARIAN, AND ARTIST, AND IS ABOUT TO EMBARK ON HIS SCARIEST VENTURE YET: PUTTING ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS, THE TWO-ACT PLAY HE’S WRITTEN, AT THE LOBERO...

A LIFE IN TWO ACTS

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od Lathim saw his first dead body at 15, in a cellar. The body was not one of those unsmiling cadavers with a toe tag, recumbent on a cold slab and bringing nothing to the party. It was blithe and fleet of foot. It wasn’t even a body, exactly. One would use the “G”

theNEWSPAGE

word here (rhymes with toast), but the term is so loaded with baggage it can be off-putting to strict materialists – those in thrall to the five senses. So this entity, once it had made itself known, seemed benign enough, even a little curious, as if Lathim were the anomaly and not this companionable disturbance that seemed to be the vibrant, roaming residue of a once-living little boy. Lathim, initially ...continued p.28

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Rod Lathim Sees Ghosts  

WELL, HE DID SEE ONE GHOST IN THE BASEMENT OF THE BIG YELLOW HOUSE WHEN HE WAS FIFTEEN YEARS OLD, AND THAT APPARITION BECAME HIS INSPIRATION...

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