One Ring Circus
By Katherine Dunn
An anthology of the pugilist's art and its many players: the stars, the amateurs, the trainers, even the cut men.
Operation Bite Back
Rod Coronado's War to Save American Wilderness
By Dean Kuipers
A Times editor's look at how an eco-radical's use of a scorched-earth policy against fur farmers led to the rise of the Animal Liberation Front.
By Michael Connelly
L.A. Times reporter Jack McEvoy's been laid off but is trying to meet one more deadline -- and catch a killer -- before his exit.
By Lisa See