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  • City Lights Bookstore has the true beat of San Francisco

     City Lights Bookstore has the true beat of San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO — To get to one of the spiritual centers of San Francisco — a perfect microcosm of the city of evergreen revolutions — turn left after the high-rising office buildings downtown, saunter past Francis Ford Coppola's emerald-shaded seven-story American Zoetrope mock pagoda and halt just past the spot where Columbus Avenue meets Jack Kerouac Alley.
  • James Thurber gets a boost from Ben Stiller

    James Thurber gets a boost from Ben Stiller
    A book doesn't have to be a movie tie-in to see the benefit of a film's release. Readers don't need to see a star's face on the book's cover, it turns out: They just need to see the author's name. That's what's shown by the year-end numbers at the...

    Why don't iconic novels translate into film?

    Why don't iconic novels translate into film?
    Earlier this week, I saw Michael Polish’s film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s 1962 novel “Big Sur,” which opens Friday. The book is one of my favorites: dark, brooding, the flip side of the Beat road legend, a story of isolation...

    TV This Week Nov. 3 - 9: 'American Masters' on PBS

    TV This Week Nov. 3 - 9: 'American Masters' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY Friendly fire? A former detective puts...

    Richard Matheson dies at 87; writer blended normal, inexplicable

    Richard Matheson dies at 87; writer blended normal, inexplicable
    In one of writer Richard Matheson's last novels, when a radio psychologist complains that the woman his wife had just turned away from their door was "terribly disturbed," his wife retorts, "Aren't we all?" That question was central in Matheson's...