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Special to the Los Angeles TimesPerverted plutocrats, a Hollywood madam with a narcissism problem, prostitutes with attitude, indulgent rich kids — Jonathan Kellerman's latest novel has so many unpleasant characters it would be wearying to read if the plot didn't move like a...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesBy what measures do we assign "greatness" to artworks? The word of experts? Public acclaim? Monetary value? By these standards, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, surely warrants a place in...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Arts and Culture, Book, Theft, History
Joe Gores, a former San Francisco private investigator who became a prize-winning author of hardboiled mysteries such as "Hammett," "Come Morning" and "Spade & Archer," has died. He was 79. A resident of San Anselmo, Calif., Gores died of a stomach...
Jesus is everywhere. There are plenty of books about his presence in the holy scriptures of Christianity's sister faiths (in the Talmud, in the Koran) and about secret traditions brought to light by the Gnostic gospels. There are also plenty on more...
Tags: Christianity, Judaism, Religious Texts, Islam, Hinduism
Show Tracker“Fringe” is like watching a Sudoku. The puzzles crisscross and connect, and you always have too many 8s. Even Peter describes Walter’s lab as “the place where the mysteries of the universe get answered.” It is the perfect...
The Daily MirrorLos Angeles Times file photo Dec. 12, 1941: Crowds in Pershing Square joined in singing "America" and other patriotic songs during the entire period of the blackout last night. The sirens sounded for the lights out signal just as actress......
Pop & HissA couple of weeks back, “Bronco,” a member of the hip-hop forum the-breaks.com, helped solve a musical mystery dating back to 1995: From where did Mobb Deep sample the bass line for “Shook Ones Part II”? This may seem like......
Jacket CopyKate Atkinson's latest Jackson Brodie mystery is climbing the L.A. Times bestseller list....
When is an apple more than an apple? When it's resting in Eve's palm – or better yet, in the hands of the storyteller(s) of Genesis. The same happens to other objects touched by myth: Fire, for instance, has Genesis-sized significance in the...
Jacket CopyL.A. Times 2010 book prize finalists announced: Christopher Hitchens, Patti Smith and Jonathan Franzen make the cut....
Jacket CopyA gift of 9,000 mystery books, including 3,600 that have been signed by the authors, will be sold to benefit the Pasadena Public Library....
Jacket CopyAward-winning mystery writer Laura Lippman, who will be at the LA Times festival of books, talks about what books her mother hid from her when she was growing up and her writing life....
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