| Oct 24, 2010
I am a latecomer to graphic novels. Years ago, my truly literary friends tried to turn me on to the groundbreaking art of the "Sandman" books (Neil Gaiman and various artists) and "Love and Rockets" (Los Bros. Hernandez). I admit I felt about those...
| Aug 25, 2010
L.A. architect mainly used brick, concrete
Leroy Miller, 78, a Los Angeles architect who designed commercial, residential and institutional buildings mainly of brick and concrete and whose noted work includes the Evco Film Library...
| Sep 26, 2010
COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY
Translated from the German by Damion Searls
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 136 pp., $22
THE DEATH OF THE ADVERSARY
Translated from the German by Ivo Jarosy
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 208 pp....
| Jul 6, 2011
| 4:14 PM
The questioner reads evenly from a script.
"Please give me your name and your age."
"My name is Sameh Eldesoky and I am 21 years old."
Eldesoky sits back, hands on his knees, trying to relax, trying to forget that a tiny microphone is clamped to the...
| Aug 14, 2011
I make books. That's what I do.
I made my first book about 17 years ago, a feat I consider a miracle. On a whim I took a class on making cased-in books with hard spines, and when I looked at the finished product I was astounded, as if I'd made a car with...
| May 15, 2011
The Long-Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin (Milkweed Editions: 288 pp.,
$24.) You don't see writing like this often, so infused with an intimate relationship to nature, certainly not in debut novels. It may be that with nature shrinking away from us,...
| May 22, 2011
In the picture, I am probably 10 years old. I'm wearing blue jeans and a bright red sweater, and I'm perched on the stump of a redwood tree, surrounded by a forest of the same. On my lap, I hold an open book. My head is bowed, long blond hair studiously...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 9:23 PM
Hans Keilson was a newly minted physician in the mid-1930s when the persecution began. As a Jew in Hitler's Germany, he was stripped of the right to practice medicine. A writer, he soon lost that identity too: His autobiographical first novel was pulped...
| Nov 11, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Opera Pacific died a year ago, and as far as professional opera in Orange County is concerned, the rest has been silence. The Orange County Performing Arts Center, whose 1986 opening in Costa Mesa set the stage for Opera Pacificâs......
| Nov 19, 2009
| 4:32 PM
In the U.K. next month, a dance artist who has epilepsy will attempt to induce a seizure on stage. Rita Marcalo has stopped taking her medication ahead of the event at the Bradford Playhouse, according to the BBC News. "If......
| Dec 10, 2009
| 4:33 PM
The memoir "Bending Toward the Sunâ describes Rita Lurie's tragic circumstances as a 5-year-old Polish Jew who was forced -- recalling the experience of Anne Frank, whom Francine Prose has most recently written about -- to hide out in a......