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  • A race conversation? What are you talking about?

    Thank God for Barack Obama. For until his "More Perfect Union" speech last Tuesday, it seems it never occurred to anyone that America needed to talk about race. "Maybe this'll be the beginning of a conversation," Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan proclaimed on "Meet the Press." According to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, just the fact of Obama's address proves that a "national dialogue on race" is "essential." The Chicago Tribune reported that "many voters, black and white, say they were moved by Obama's speech ... which they see as a long-awaited invitation to begin an honest, calm national dialogue about race." Newspaper editorial boards agree. In the words of the San Diego Union-Tribune: "Prodding Americans to confront their racial differences is, by itself, an accomplishment of historical proportions."
  • Michael Henry Heim, UCLA scholar and translator, dies at 69

    Michael Henry Heim, a well regarded scholar of Slavic languages at UCLA known for his translations of works by Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Thomas Mann and Anton Chekhov, has died. He was 69. Heim died Saturday at his home in...

    Bela Tarr: Hungarian auteur on 'Turin Horse' and quitting cinema

    Interview with Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr, whose new (and reportedly final) film, "The Turin Horse," opens in Los Angeles Friday.

    Israel's Haaretz newspaper lets novelists take on the news

    During what has been one of the toughest news weeks for Israel in recent memory, daily newspaper Haaretz has let novelists and cultural critics step into its pages. The invitations to Margaret Atwood, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Jonathan Safran Foer, Milan...

    Summer reading list

    Having trouble deciding what to read this summer? Let the Los Angeles Times' book editors help with a selection of forthcoming titles. JUNE The Clock Without a Face Gus Twintig (McSweeney's) This fable includes riddles and a real-life treasure hunt:...