| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The 2012 judges of the Pulitzer Prize have declined to award the prize to a work of fiction, although they have announced the three finalists. It has been 35 years since the last prize did not go awarded....
| Nov 18, 2012
HAVANA — "It's been 51 years since the event you Americans call the Bay of Pigs, but now Playa Girón is a popular beach destination for foreigners," the guide tells me. It is hard to imagine that the words "Bay of Pigs" could do anything but fill...
| Jul 29, 2012
The Twenty-Year Death
Ariel S. Winter
Hard Case Crime: 672 pp., $25.99
Noir is, first and foremost, style. It's like kabuki, or, more to the point, the blues — a folk art defined by its...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The Moleskine notebook is a ubiquitous tool of the trade in writing and art circles. I’ve purchased a few dozen over the last few years. From the little tiny ones that are not much bigger than a credit card and fit in my shirt pocket; to the big...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:37 PM
When Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York.
"Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 9:16 PM
Ben Affleck's "Argo," a drama about the Iranian hostage crisis, won the highest acting honor Sunday night at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The CIA thriller, which won best ensemble cast, also won the directing honor at the Golden Globe Awards two...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:39 PM
There's still time to read Twitter's first-ever Fiction Festival in real time; it began Wednesday afternoon and will continue around the clock until Sunday. It's the company's first official effort to organize and present a creative event that uses the...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:33 PM
David C. Nichols reviews the world premiere of "California Dreamin'" at the MET Theatre. A theater review for the Los Angeles Times....
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Ernest Hemingway's childhood home in Oak Park, Ill., is for sale for $525,000....
| Mar 12, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Francesca Lia Block, author of the Weetzie Bat series, is fighting to keep her home....
| Feb 5, 2012
Berlin: Put Berlin next to Paris and you have both sides of the coin: romance, which occasionally appeals, and eros, which never fails. "Berlin is sexy," said the German capital's openly gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit, and it's been that way since the...