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Some years ago, I was on a book reviewing panel when someone in the audience asked what we, the panelists, thought of "The Bridges of Madison County," which was then a fixture on bestseller lists. We hemmed and hawed, tried to talk around the question,...
PHOENIX — Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the gruesome killing of her onetime boyfriend in Arizona after a four-month trial that captured headlines with lurid tales of sex, lies, religion and a salacious relationship...
Don't look to be entranced by "Trance." It starts out like a house afire, but by the time it's over we're the ones feeling burned. A slick heist tale with more twists than sense, this is one movie that ends up outsmarting itself. Both the good and the...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesS.J. Watson's debut novel, "Before I Go to Sleep," is a brilliant, nasty noir. It drags you down into deep, dark and disturbing waters. It entertains while touching on complex questions of the meaning of identity and memory. A young woman wakes up in bed...
Tags: John Grisham, Television, Human Interest, Candace Bushnell, Book
The Fabulous ForumAnother group of former NFL players has filed a lawsuit against the NFL and equipment makers Riddell and Easton, claiming that the league was negligent in its handling of head injuries during the players' careers. The list of players includes......
Culture MonsterNorman M. Klein's "The History of Forgetting" is the 15th book in Christopher Hawthorne's Reading L.A. series...
Booster ShotsExpert opinion has begun rolling in on the study suggesting a cocktail of nutrients may help delay or reverse some of the memory loss that comes with Alzheimer's disease. Don't put an umbrella in that drink yet, they say: It's......
Top of the TicketFull text of a new Obama fundraiser speech to see the president's concerns and political priorities for the fall....
Lost jobs and lost careers. Promising businesses in shambles. The college acceptance letter returned to its envelope. This is how President Obama recently described the effect of the tanking economy on ordinary Americans -- and the stresses keeping them...
Special to The TimesThe products: Age-defying products that target wrinkles or gray hairs are missing one of the real driving forces behind aging. Over the years, cells throughout the body lose mitochondria, tiny powerhouses that provide energy for all sorts of vital...
Channel IslandDon Todd knows his way around the TV business, having spent more than 20 years writing for shows such as "Ugly Betty," including a few that didn't work out ("Life as We Know it," "Inconceivable"). He's also cheerfully and openly neurotic. So last year,...
In the Era of Alzheimer's, when more of us are living long enough to develop dementia, loss of memory is perhaps the most dreaded mental disability, but there is some consolation in that it usually accompanies advanced age. Imagine a man -- a young man --...
Tags: Brain, Alzheimer's Disease, Health, Death, Medical Research
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