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  • Book review: 'Panorama'

    Book review: 'Panorama'
    Panorama A Novel H.G. Adler, translated from the German by Peter Filkins Random House: 454 pp., $26 Life is short and art is long, as the saying goes, but the sad fact is that a work of literature may not outlive its human author. Such was the...
  • Summer reading: Quirky and unusual

    Summer reading: Quirky and unusual
    Agonizing Love The Golden Era of Romance Comics Michael Barson Harper Design: $29.99 Forget Spider-Man or the X-Men. Instead, with "Agonizing Love," dip into the adventures of a young lady confronted with the horrible creature known as "Mother's Boy"!...
  • The magical and the elemental, from Halldór Laxness

    The magical and the elemental, from Halldór Laxness
    By Richard Rayner * "Summer up here in the north is beautiful," my Finnish father-in-law once said. "Last year it was on a Thursday." The great Icelandic novelist Halldór Laxness develops this idea in his masterwork, "Independent People": "They stood in...
  • No thanks, James

    No thanks, James
    By Richard Rayner "Ulysses" (Vintage: $17 paper) is the description of a single day, June 16, 1904, a day in the mingled lives of characters walking, talking, dreaming, eating, drinking, mourning and climaxing their way through the hours of an average...
  • 'The City & The City' by China Miéville

    'The City  &   The City' by China Miéville
    If Philip K. Dick and Raymond Chandler's love child were raised by Franz Kafka, the writing that emerged might resemble China Miéville's new novel, "The City & the City." Miéville is one of our most talented fabulists, and his work roams boldly across...
  • Jacket Copy

    Shiver me timbers R.L. Stine, author of the beloved "Goosebumps" series of creepy, crawly stories, is heading to "HorrorLand." The ghoulish theme park will be the springboard for 12 new tales, with Scholastic Books planning to release the first two...
  • Lukas Foss, versatile and prolific American composer, dies at 86

    Lukas Foss, versatile and prolific American composer, dies at 86
    Lukas Foss, the polyglot American composer, conductor and pianist who directed half a dozen Ojai Music Festivals, led marathon concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and succeeded Arnold Schoenberg as head of composition at UCLA, has died. He was 86. Foss died...
  • Even Faulkner had a day job

     
    Sure, William Faulkner is one of the most iconic writers of the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize for literature. And was a mailman. When Faulkner accepted the Nobel in 1950, he said, "I feel that this award was......
  • MOCA exhibition drew world-class numbers -- but not in L.A. [Updated]

     
    Here's an ironic footnote to the saga of the near-death experience that L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art endured late in 2008. While trustees of the economically depleted museum were trying to figure out what to do about its future, visitors......
  • Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton makes it Werkstätte

     
    Reporting from Paris -- Last season it was New York City bike messengers, a year ago it was African royalty, and this time around, Louis Vuitton men's studio director Paul Helbers and artistic director Marc Jacobs found their inspiration in......
  • 'The Amazing Race': A Kafkaesque evening in Prague

     
    Rule No. 1 on "The Amazing Race": Don't ever give up. This week's episode of "The Amazing Race," the season's penultimate, found the four remaining teams navigating the streets of Prague at night as the producers threw all manner of......