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Los Angeles TimesClothes and carefully cultivated facial hair are helping to make the man — and the movie — in a big way at the multiplex this season. Consider the tuxedo-wearing, thinly mustachioed men of 1920s' Hollywood in "The Artist"; the dapper denizens...
24 FramesShadow Dancer, starring Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough, has echoes of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."...
Jacket CopyBarbara Tuchman's masterful accounts of history in "The Guns of August" and other works have now been reissued in a volume from the Library of America....
Money & CompanyTechnological revolutions always get some people thinking about what we are losing by discarding the old technology, rather than what we gain with the new. As my Sunday column observes, this process is already taking place with the advent of......
Jacket CopyJohn Le Carre stirs controversy trying to withdraw from consideration for the Booker Prize International. The judges say he's still on the list....
Jacket CopyDavid Kipen became director, National Reading Initiatives at the National Endowment for the Arts almost five years ago, when poet Dana Gioia led the agency. Much of Kipen's attention went to the Big Read, a national literacy project; he was......
The police chief -------------------- By William J. Bratton -------------------- SEPT. 11, 2001, primary election day in New York City, began as a picture-perfect day. Early that morning, I'd done a call-in interview with radio show host Don...
Hang out with accountants long enough and you'll realize they are crazy bastards. They're the kind of guys who justify claiming a bogus home business on your income taxes, or figure out how Enron can sell energy to itself at a loss. So when I met Rick...
James Bond may be the prototypical English spy, but more discerning readers know that John Le Carré's novels come as close as possible to depicting a "true" portrait of the men and women who populate British intelligence. His most indelible creation,...
Simon Channing Williams British film producer Simon Channing Williams, 63, a British film producer who made a string of acclaimed movies with director Mike Leigh, died Saturday after battling cancer for several years, his London production company...
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1. Visualize Harry Dean Stanton. Head north out of Detroit on I-75 past 8 Mile Road and you get to Bloomfield Hills, the wealthy suburb where Elmore Leonard lives. Although he was born in New Orleans in 1925, the 83-year-old novelist grew up middle-class...
It's not too early to start compiling your summer reading list. Here are some recommendations, courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, with publication dates. Fiction Sophie Kinsella, "Wedding Night": An unlikely romance involves a pair desperate to...
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