| Oct 16, 2009
| 4:32 PM
After the coffee. Before trying to avoid all the Balloon Boy stories. Now it's really getting ugly. TLC has filed a breach of contract against Jon Gosselin -- the more annoying of the two Gosselins. The suit charges Gosselin with......
| Aug 31, 2009
If you must have a shtick, make it a good one. Robert Olen Butler is familiar with this dictum: His collection "Tabloid Dreams" was based on supermarket tabloids; the stories in "Had a Good Time" were drawn from vintage postcards; "Severance" was composed...
| Jul 23, 2009
Native American preservationist
Clarence "Curly Bear" Wagner, 64, a Native American historian who pressed for repatriation of ancestral remains to tribes, died of cancer July 16 at a hospital in Browning, Mont., on the Blackfeet Indian...
| Jul 12, 2009
Percival Everett doesn't spend a lot of time considering his body of work. Instead, says the 52-year-old author, whose new novel "I Am Not Sidney Poitier" (Graywolf: 272 pp., $16 paper) came out last month, "I think about writing one book at a time. It'...
| Jun 22, 2009
We're 45 minutes up a forbidding Malibu dirt road that climbs 2,200 feet in four miles, and the Wild Man is ahead. Way ahead. Out-of-sight ahead. And my excuses begin:
"I'm a mountain biker, but I've never ridden right after a grueling, two-hour, all-...
| Apr 5, 2009
The Dreamers, Schemers and
Millionaires Who are Saving
Ecco: 368 pp., $25.99
Excepting the facts that the title is absurd and the premise conceptually fractured, this is a fine little book: a collection of starry-...
| Dec 7, 2008
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || A Mercy by Toni Morrison (Knopf: $23.95) A slave girl is sold by her mother in late 1600s America to give her a better life. || 2 ||
|| 2. || Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown:...
| Nov 21, 2008
Ted Turner admits to having "foot-in-the-mouth disease." For a good deal of his adult life, he has made headlines for his controversial remarks, although in recent years, he has cast a lower profile. Now Turner is back, appearing on "60 Minutes" and...
| Mar 11, 2008
IT'S hard to imagine New Line Cinema without Bob Shaye, its prickly paterfamilias. The company is being absorbed into Time Warner's Warner Bros. film division, with Shaye and most of the employees being cast adrift. Long after he'd sold his company in...