Contents 1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Publications 4 Awards 5 References 6 External links


Early life and education[edit] Turan was raised in an observant Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York.[1] He received a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.[2][3]


Career[edit] Turan was a staff writer for The Washington Post, including a piece on Maurice Braverman.[3][4] He has been a film critic for the Los Angeles Times since 1991 and director of the Los Angeles Times's Book Prizes, since 1993. He is the founding film critic on the KUSC radio program, Arts Alive. He also provides regular movie reviews for NPR's Morning Edition.[2]. His reviews also appear in The Baltimore Sun..[3] Turan is featured in the documentary For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism discussing his public quarrel with film director James Cameron, who e-mailed the Los Angeles Times's editors calling for Turan to be fired after he wrote a negative review of Titanic.[5] Turan serves on the board of directors of the Yiddish Book Center.[2]


Publications[edit] Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film (2014) Free for All: Joe Papp, the Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told (2009) with Joseph Papp Now In Theaters Everywhere. (2006) Never Coming To A Theater Near You. (2004) Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made. Call Me ismale: The Autobiography of ismale. (1987) I'd Rather Be Wright: Memoirs of an itinerant Tackle. (1974) Sinema: American Pornographic Films and the People Who Make Them. (1974) The Future is Now: George Allen, Pro Football's Most Controversial Coach. with William Gildea (1972)


Awards[edit] 2006: Special Citation. National Society of Film Critics Awards.


References[edit] ^ Jewish Journal: "Turan’s pick of pics" by Jonathan Kirsch May 28, 2014 ^ a b c "Kenneth Turan, NPR Biography". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  ^ a b c "Kenneth Turan". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 3 August 2017.  ^ Turan, Kenneth (2 June 1974). "The Fall and Rise of an Ex-Communist: The 20 Yeat Struggle of Maurice Braverman, Ex-Convict, Attorney at Law" (PDF). The Washington Post. Retrieved 3 August 2017.  ^ For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism at the TCM Movie Database


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