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  • Father Boyle's story sticks on the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    When Father Gregory Boyle began his work in East Los Angeles, the area had the most gang activity in all of Los Angeles. He wanted to provide young people with an alternative. Realizing that staying out of gangs involved both......
  • John Waters steps onto the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    John Waters was called "The Pope of Trash" by no less than William S. Burroughs. His outrageous cult films -- "MondoTrasho," "Pink Flamingos," "Female Trouble," "Polyester" -- led, improbably, to increasing mainstream success. No less than Johnny Depp...
  • 2Pac's 'Dear Mama' selected for inclusion in Library of Congress' national recording registry

     
    Though Mother's Day was last month, the Library of Congress waited until this week to include the late Tupac Shakur's "Dear Mama," in its National Recording Registry. Often cited as 2Pac's most emotionally resonant song, the tribute to his mother......
  • Anthony Bourdain's cooking on the June 27 L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Because Anthony Bourdain often says the kind of things people aren't used to hearing in polite conversation, he has become, as he writes in his new book, a "professional traveler, writer and TV guy," one who knows food from all......
  • The L.A. Times bestseller list for July 4, 2010: 'The Passage' makes inroads

     
    Can a highbrow writer's adventure in genre fiction have staying power on the L.A. Times bestseller list? The compelling novel "The Passage" by Justin Cronin just might. "The Passage," now in its second week on our hardcover fiction bestseller list,......
  • Mindfulness makes the July 11, 2010, L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh's treatise on mindfulness, "You Are Here," marks its fourth week on our nonfiction bestseller list. Thich Nhat Hanh was born in Vietnam 73 years ago, joined a Zen monastery as a teenager and, at age......
  • Live review: Lilith Fair at Irvine's Verizon Amphitheater*

     
    Rebellion and compromise, dreams and reality -- these were the principles vying for control at Saturday night’s Irvine stop of the troubled Lilith Fair tour. In a perfect world, the festival headlined by co-founder Sarah McLachlan would be packed with.....
  • David Mitchell's Edo-era Japan enters the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    David Mitchell, a prize-winning literary novelist with strong experimental credentials, enters the L.A. Times bestseller list this week at No. 2 with his new novel, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet." The De Zoet (pronounced "de-Zoot") of the title.....
  • Parents struggle on this week's L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Heavy-duty plots that feed into parents' deep fears drive two new novels onto the L.A. Times bestseller list this week. Holding steady at No. 3 is Anne Lamott's "Imperfect Birds." The author's seventh novel finds affluent Bay Area parents Elizabeth......
  • Patti Smith's memoir of a rock-poet

    Patti Smith's memoir of a rock-poet
  • Critic's Notebook: Patti Smith shines between art's boundaries

    Critic's Notebook: Patti Smith shines between art's boundaries
    "Just Kids," which won the National Book Award for nonfiction Wednesday night, is a reminder that Patti Smith has always had more than making records on her mind. Such a sensibility has defined her work since her debut album "Horses" came out in 1975,...