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Brand XEver gone out and felt, well, not casters-up, not entirely not nearly blotto, but some kind of subtle gradation of drunk? Perhaps you'd find exactly the right turn of phrase in the new book 'Drunk: the Definitive Drinkers Dictionary,' out this week -- it'...
The environmental movement may not yet have changed the world, but it has certainly changed the world of children's books. Hardly a science or nature book for kids fails to sound a warning about habitats, species and resources in danger. Where 10 years...
Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of July 25 - 30 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Zac Efron; Carl......
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn real life, good things happen to bad people, but Carl Hiaasen, an Old Testament moralist disguised as a comedian, arranges things differently in his novels. Retribution, hilarious but often gruesome, hounds the vacuous celebrities, crooked pols and...
Jacket CopyElizabeth Gilbert, devastated after her marriage failed, went to Italy, India and Indonesia to recover and to try to rediscover something about herself. Her immersion in food, faith and the paradise of Bali sounds like a pretty good start at......
Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." The book contains no fewer than 2,964 synonyms for "drunk." "The English language includes more synonyms for the word 'drunk' than for any other word," writes...
Tags: James Joyce, Jack London, England, Stephen King, Edmund Wilson
Like gold standard writers Elmore Leonard and the late Donald Westlake, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America. Over a span of 30 years, he's written well over a dozen mystery, suspense, western and sci-fi novels and short stories...
++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey (Harper: $26.95) Lives intertwine across Los Angeles. || 1 || || 2. || Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf: $25) U.S.-born children cope with their...
Tags: Fareed Zakaria, James Frey, Periodicals, Richard Price, China
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHighlights of Portland's annual literary event include presentations by award-winning authors, slam poetry by the champs of the genre and a children's stage with "Sesame Street's" Gordon, Roscoe Orman, and others. Among authors featured: Carl Hiaasen ("...
Administrator: Welcome to our online chat with Janet Fitch and Denise Hamilton. raul: hi Denise, how do you research your books? ellen Ulken: Janet, At what stage in life did you know you wanted to be a writer? Denise Hamilton: I was a Los Angeles...
Driving me around Las Vegas almost a decade ago, zydeco music blaring from his car stereo, Hal Rothman promised me he'd leave town when its population hit 2 million. He didn't make it. Fast-growing Clark County is closing in on 1.7 million, but Rothman...
Times Staff WriterA decade or so ago, I went with my father to a Friday night concert in a Cape Cod town. It was August, and the village green — an expanse of grass stretching off Main Street — was packed with vacationers and locals, all eating hot dogs and...
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