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  • Forget Conan as Tonys host. How about Christopher Walken? Or that guy from 'Glee'? [Updated]

     
    Rumors of a Conan O'Brien-hosted Tony Awards were running rampant over the weekend, even though they were instantly quashed but the very rumor mongerer who started it. Our colleague Joe Flint over at the Company Town blog, meanwhile, observed that......
  • Colum McCann on high-wire acts, writing and 9/11

     
    Colum McCann's novel "Let the Great World Spin" is set in New York in 1974, with a wide array of characters: hookers under a freeway overpass in the Bronx, an Irishman living in the projects nearby who is kind to......
  • Shakespeare and Company's new literary mural

     
    The English-language bookstore on Paris' left bank, Shakespeare and Company, has been a draw for generations of expatriate writers. That goes for both its first iteration, owned by Sylvia Beach, who was the original publisher of James Joyce's "Ulysses,"...
  • Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell to star in Broadway's 'Behanding'

     
    Broadway audiences can look forward to a lot of artful pauses during Martin McDonagh's new play, "A Behanding in Spokane." That's because Christopher Walken -- master of the unpredictable dramatic delivery -- is set to star in the dark stage......
  • Fantasy Xmas shopping for book lovers: Christie's droolworthy auction

     
    Looking for just the right gifts for the book lovers in your life? Today, in two auctions, Christie's is auctioning some rare and stunning literary artifacts. Cormac McCarthy's typewriter is only the beginning; there are first editions and letters and.......
  • Cormac McCarthy's $254,500 typewriter

     
    Cormac McCarthy's typewriter sold at auction today for 254,500 bones, more than 12 times the estimated cost of $15,000-$20,000. And the thing barely works! Functionality isn't the point, of course: Provenance is. It's notable that McCarthy has written all...
  • Gifts for wine lovers: Wine books of 2009

     
    To accom pany a story on wine gifts for the holidays that appeared in the Dec. 16 edition of the L.A. Times' Food Section, I’d like to recommend a few that don’t involve uncorking a thing: Just open and turn......
  • Getting academic about David Mitchell

     
    Academics and book lovers in Scotland are gearing up for the first University of St. Andrews conference on the work of writer David Mitchell, taking place Thursday and Friday, Sept. 3 and 4. Conferences such as this are nothing new......
  • Tight, blotto, sotted, sloshed: in other words, DRUNK [Updated]

     
    Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: the Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." A sleek, gray hardcover of manageable size, the book contains no less than 2,964 synonyms for drunk. "The English language includes more synonyms for the word.......
  • 2,964 ways to say 'drunk'

     
    Ever 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'...
  • 'Brooklyn' by Colm Tóibín

    Brooklyn A Novel Colm Tóibín Scribner: 272 pp., $25 Colm Tóibín leads a generation of Irish novelists, born in the 1950s, who have achieved wide international readership. Sebastian Barry, Roddy Doyle, Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe have long been...