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Jacket CopyA blog series on writers from This Recording is a must-read....
Pop & HissNow that everyone's eyes have been rolled at the abundance of Top-10 lists, and the rush of 2011 albums hasn't fully begun, it's time to catch up with some of the overlooked and under-appreciated of 2010. Start with New Jersey's......
Jacket CopyIt's Edgar Allan Poe's 202nd birthday. Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!...
Jacket CopyThe Mystery Writers of America announces its 2011 Edgar Awards....
Monster Mash: L.A. Philharmonic announces new season; Olivier nominations; Kevin Spacey's Middle East theater schoolCulture MonsterArts news including LA Phil announces 2011-12 season; Olivier Award announces nominations; Kevin Spacey's plans for a Middle East theater school and James Franco's "Three's Company" play...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThere ought to be a law stipulating that well-meaning relatives may not touch the manuscripts left by their loved ones. It traumatizes a book to have its ending Disneyfied, its time period altered by 100 years, its nouns and adjectives translated back and...
Tags: Book, Jules Verne, French Literature, Danube River, Weddings
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Texas-born, New York-educated, Europe-dwelling Patricia Highsmith (1921-95), whose genre-bending fiction is hard to pigeonhole, excelled at depicting extreme emotional and psychological states — as demonstrated in "Patricia Highsmith: Selected...
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The Big PictureWerner Herzog is perhaps the world's most unlikely evangelist for 3-D movies. After all, he's only seen one in his life, James Cameron's "Avatar," which clearly underwhelmed him. "I had to take my glasses off several times," he told me......
The Daily MirrorLucy Van Pelt: How about cats? If you're afraid of cats, you have ailurophasia. Charlie Brown: Well, sort of, but I'm not sure. Actually, the word is "ailurophobia," and Bela Lugosi's character suffers it intensely in "The Black Cat" --......
Robert B. Parker, the best-selling author whose long-running "Spenser" private-eye novels updated the genre of hard-boiled detective fiction in the 1970s, has died. He was 77. Parker died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Cambridge, Mass., said his...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Physics of Imaginary Objects Tina May Hall University of Pittsburgh Press: 160 pp., $24.95 In hard times, as you well know, fewer risks are taken when it comes to potential profit and potential loss. In the publishing world, this means less...
Special to the Los Angeles Times"No one ever seems to go in or out of that building," says Sean Wilentz, pointing out Princeton's Nassau Hall, a campus landmark old enough to have been held by the British during the Revolutionary War. It's appropriate that this eminent American...
Tags: Culture, Halloween, Boxing Day, Festive Events, Muddy Waters
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