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Fiction writers don't often get credit for their influence on the world -- it is often invisible and unheralded. But among those on Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, released Thursday, were two surprising...
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This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.NEW YORK — From a distance, wearing plaid and slightly grizzled, Sam Lipsyte looks like a grumpy lumberjack — although there are not many lumberjacks standing at the gate of Columbia University in Manhattan. And up close, it's clear he's not...
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The L.A. Times Festival of Books is on the horizon -- April 21-22, to be exact. In the coming weeks, we'll be talking to some of the authors who will be there; the first is bestselling novelist Lisa See. The author of "Dreams of Joy," "Snow Flower and...
What signifies fame 2013-style more than a teen pop megastar with a momager? In his new novel, “The Love Song of Jonny Valentine” (Free Press, $25), author Teddy Wayne takes a look into the heart of celebrity through the perspective of an 11-...
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Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show State of...
Starting Thursday, people who attend Live Talks Los Angeles events will be able to nosh on a Conversation Bar. It's a custom, branded energy bar that tastes a lot like cookie dough. It will be, as far as we've been able to determine, the first reading...
BlackBerry's relaunch includes one new bookish wrinkle: It's doing a year-long project with writer Neil Gaiman. The collaborative project will be written in monthly installments by Gaiman, using ideas and inspiration from readers inspired to join in. In...
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When I was a 30-year-old MFA student just starting the Creative Writing program in fiction at UC Irvine, I sat down with my advisor. So, she asked me, what are your plans for your two years here? Well, I said, I figure I’ll write a collection of...
Tribune NewspapersHot Pink Adam Levin McSweeney's Books: 211 pp., $22 In the nine years it took Adam Levin to write his 1,030-page novel "The Instructions" (2010), he was also publishing short fiction. Those pieces, plus a few more, are gathered in the trim collection...
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Jacket CopyA vintage VW Beetle or on foot: which way would you rather cross the country this summer?...
Author George Saunders is having the kind of year that could lead the former roofer and slaughterhouse worker to imagine that someone is spritzing the air around him with a giant bottle of perfume. "The way things have been going recently, it's as if...
We sped south on Cicero Avenue. Through Oak Lawn, Alsip, Crestwood, a flat, aging strip-malled landscape of crumbling pizza joints and ancient tanning parlors, fast-food chains, tile-supply stores and — "Wow!" I shouted, "Look! The Brazen Head!"...
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