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  • Influences: Choreographer Meg Wolfe

     
    Among choreographer Meg Wolfe's influences are Patti Smith and Kate Valk....
  • Jonathan Franzen, Barbara Demick among 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award finalists [Updated]

     
    The 2010 National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists include Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Nothing to Envy by the LA Times' Barbara Demick....
  • Grace Krilanovich: What it's like being one of 5 under 35

     
    Grace Krilanovich on working on her first novel and finding out she was selected as one of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35....
  • Pop music gift guide part 2: Music gifts that will move the recipient to the beat

     
    Among the off-the-beaten-path ideas are biographies of Keith Richards, Frank Sinatra, Rosanne Cash and Patti Smith, a Michael Jackson video collection, Coachella and Warped Tour-related gifts, and the ultimate Miles Davis collection. Keith Richards,...
  • Live Review: Wild Flag at Spaceland

     
     For a woman who once recorded for a label called Kill Rock Stars, Carrie Brownstein has made her peace with — and claimed her place in — guitar-hero history. Friday night at the Los Angeles debut of her new......
  • On Patti Smith, National Book Award winner

     
    At a poetry reading in New York City on January 1, 2010, Patti Smith decided that this was going to be a good year. "I think we're going to have a really great year. I think it's going to be......
  • Patti Smith wins National Book Award

     
    Iconic rocker Patti Smith has won the National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her memoir of her close relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The win took many by surprise. There was another surprise at the National Book Awards,......
  • National Book Award finalists announced: No Franzen

     
    The National Book Award finalists announcement Wednesday morning in Savannah, Ga., contained one major surprise: The acclaimed bestselling novel by Jonathan Franzen, "Freedom," failed to make the list. Author Pat Conroy read out the five finalists in four...
  • 'The Promise': Who knew Bruce Springsteen owned so many white T-shirts

     
    If you're any kind of music fan at all, you'll want to see "The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town." This new film gives us a fascinating glimpse of Bruce Springsteen in 1977, when he was......
  • White heat: Six degrees of John Cale

     
    John Cale is the Forrest Gump of rock, linking a disparate group of tastemakers and cultural figures throughout the four-plus decades of his career. Cale will perform his 1973 album "Paris 1919" tonight at UCLA's Royce Hall, followed by a......
  • L.A. Times bestsellers: Surf's up!

     
    If there was any doubt that Southern California is surf country (was there?), the fact that "The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean" debuts at No. 2 on our hardcover nonfiction bestseller list this......