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Jacket CopyA list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010....
Culture MonsterJeffrey Biegel is a pianist with a dazzling technique, superb musicianship and a flair for the unnecessary. He has recorded a piano version of Vivaldiâs âFour Seasonsâ and Christmas carols from a classical pianistâs point of view. He enticed...
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Jacket CopyDaisy Hay is the author of "Young Romantics: The Tangled Lives of English Poetry's Greatest Generation." The book, which came out this spring, focuses on Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, John Keats and journalist Leigh Hunt, along with........
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...
Jacket Copy(For the record: This post first appeared with an illustration of an earlier version of the book cover.) Vampire stories didnât begin with Stephenie Meyerâs âTwilightâ series, Anne Riceâs bayou bloodsuckers or even Bram Stokerâs âDraculaâ...
"The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands" Rizzoli, $45 The relatively unknown Thousand Islands is an archipelago of nearly 1,900 islands in the St. Lawrence River on the U.S.-Canadian border in northern New York and southern Ontario. Ever...
Associated PressMichael 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...
Booster ShotsIf you thought low-carb diets were a relatively recent fad, check out âThe Physiology of Tasteâ by Jean Brillat-Savarin. The French lawyer, who also studied chemistry and medicine, was the first to extol the virtues of consuming fewer carbohydrates...
Culture MonsterItâs tempting to call conductor Vasily Petrenko âthe tall Russian dude.â At 33, heâs 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......
Jacket CopyIn 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......
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...
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