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  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of September 12, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY William Gibson: The author will read and sign his new novel, "Zero History." Book Soup 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Noon. Free. (310) 659-3110. William Gibson: The author will read and...
  • Michael Foot dies at 96; last of the British Labor Party's socialist leaders

    Michael Foot dies at 96; last of the British Labor Party's socialist leaders
    Michael Foot, a bookish intellectual and anti-nuclear campaigner who led Britain's Labor Party to a disastrous defeat in 1983, died Wednesday, officials said. He was 96. Foot died peacefully at his home in north London following a long illness, historian...
  • Before there was Dr. Atkins, there was Jean Brillat-Savarin

     
    If you thought low-carb diets were a relatively recent fad, check out “The Physiology of Taste” by Jean Brillat-Savarin. The French lawyer, who also studied chemistry and medicine, was the first to extol the virtues of consuming fewer carbohydrates...
  • Music review: Vasily Petrenko conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic

     
    It’s tempting to call conductor Vasily Petrenko “the tall Russian dude.” At 33, he’s four years older than Gustavo Dudamel, who turned 29 last week, but he shares a similarly vital, elemental approach to music. In his astonishing Walt Disney......
  • Comin' at ya! Book reviews on an iconic boxer, freakonomics, Frankenstein [updated]

     
    In our pages this week, Tim Rutten reviewed "Sweet Thunder" by Will Heygood, a biography of boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson is "now universally acknowledged as the greatest prizefighter who ever lived," Rutten writes: Anyone who ever saw him in......
  • Lord Byron letters sell for a record $459,000

     
    Today in London, a collection of letters from British poet Lord George Byron sold at auction for $459,110.67, exceeding the highest pre-sale estimates by more than $160,000 and selling for more than any other letters or manuscript by a British......
  • Same game, different rules

    Same game, different rules
    Twenty years ago, Ballantine Books decided it no longer wanted to publish paperbacks exclusively, as it had done for the previous 35 years. Bucking convention, the firm launched its hardcover program with a first novel by an untested female writer that...
  • 'The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein' by Peter Ackroyd

    'The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein' by Peter Ackroyd
    First, a confession: I am Victor Frankenstein. Not the Victor Frankenstein, of course, who was, after all, not a real person but a literary invention from the mind of Mary Shelley. As the godmother of Gothic horror, Shelley conjured a scientist who...
  • Deep, Dark Secrets of His and Her Brains

    Deep, Dark Secrets of His and Her Brains
    HAMILTON, Canada — The invitation curled from her fax machine, a courtly question scrawled above the signature of a man whose name she did not recognize. "Would you be willing to collaborate with me on studying the brain of Albert Einstein?" It...