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Roger Ebert, one of America's preeminent and popular film critics, has announced that he will reduce the amount of writing he takes on as he fights a new battle with cancer, calling it a "leave of presence." Writing on his site Tuesday night, Ebert said...
A good book is like good medicine. This is the message that comes to us from assorted British health professionals, and reiterated last week by the U.K.’s leading librarians. Why take a pill when you can pop open a metaphor? Why sit in line at...
Presidents and wannabe presidents are supposed to read. A novel or a work of history under their arms makes them look, in a word, presidential. But just like the ties they wear, the book titles the candidates share with us are more than likely approved...
The British couple — she in a long black dress, he in a traditional tux — leaned against the elevator's polished wood paneling as they headed back to their cabin after an evening performance in the main showroom. Embarrassed at my casual...
Tags: Jerry Mathers, Travel, Netherlands, CNN (tv network), Cruises
Los Angeles TimesHere at Book Review, we know what looked good to us on the summer bookshelves, but we couldn't help but wonder what some of our favorite authors were looking forward to tossing in their travel bag or bringing out to the backyard or the beach for one of...
Pop & HissIn the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gypsy jazz pioneer Django Reinhardt, Southland fans will have reason to celebrate with several Southland appearances later this week by contemporary Reinhardt devotee John Jorgenson. The...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAt Home A Short History of Private Life Bill Bryson Doubleday: 500 pp., $28.95 "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" begins on the roof of the Victorian rectory that Bill Bryson and his family occupy in flattest Eastern England. Surveying the...
Tags: Roast Beef, Martha Stewart, History, England, Arts and Culture
Special to the Los Angeles TimesSeeing Further The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society Edited by Bill Bryson William Morrow: 506 pp., $35 There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
Tags: Book, Society, Mathematics, Charles Darwin, Science
My pick as best picture book of the year, "All the World" (Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster: $17.99, ages 3-7), could easily replace the traditional holiday greeting card as a perfect expression of peace and goodwill. Liz Garton Scanlon's lilting rhymes...
Tags: Television Industry, Twilight (book), Adults, Children
Pop & HissReporting from Bakersfield The Desert Rose Band couldnât have picked a more apropos site for launching a brief reunion tour than Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in the capital of California country music. The group formed by Byrds and Flying Burrito......
Jacket CopyThe Hay Festival of literature and the arts, held annually in Hay-on-Wye in Wales, kicked off May 27 and continues through Sunday. The popular festival, which regularly features audiences of 1,500, is sponsored by the Guardian. Authors who've already...
Down Around Midnight: A Memoir of Crash and Survival by Robert Sabbag, I'm Off Then by Hape Kerkeling, Vanessa and Virginia by Susan SellersDown Around Midnight A Memoir of Crash and Survival Robert Sabbag Viking: 216 pp., $25.95 "The things I remember," writes Robert Sabbag of the night 28 years earlier when the plane he took to Cape Cod crashed in a forest outside Hyannis, "are among...
Tags: Death, Politics, Freedom of the Press
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