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  • Gary Shteyngart's 'Super Sad True' quest

    Gary Shteyngart's 'Super Sad True' quest
    "There has to be a compelling reason these days for someone to decide to pick up a smelly book," says satirist Gary Shteyngart, the 38-year-old author whose novel "Super Sad True Love Story," a dystopian romance, has earned critical raves. By "smelly,"...
  • Planning your trip to St. Petersburg

    THE BEST WAY TO ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to St. Petersburg is offered on KLM, Lufthansa and Aeroflot. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $490. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011...
  • Cultural revelation and a good soak in St. Petersburg

    Cultural revelation and a good soak in St. Petersburg
    I tell Valentina it's my first time in a banya and that I've forgotten to bring birch branches. "Oh, I'll flog you with mine," she says, offering typical Russian hospitality. She begins whacking my back as we sit on long wood benches in the parilka...
  • The Red October album

    On March 2, 1917 (according to the Julian calendar then in use in Russia), Czar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate his throne and, within a few months, Russia came under the control of the unstable provisional government of Alexander Kerensky. Kerensky...
  • 'City of Thieves' by David Benioff

    'City of Thieves' by David Benioff
    City of Thieves A Novel David Benioff Viking: 260 pp., $24.95 DAVID BENIOFF'S second novel (after "The 25th Hour," which Spike Lee directed for the screen) features a snappy plot, a buoyant friendship, a quirky courtship, an assortment of menacing bad...
  • Win puts McCain on top

    Win puts McCain on top
    John McCain won the Florida Republican primary on Tuesday in a contest that crowned him as the front- runner for his party's presidential nomination and quashed the White House bid of Rudolph W. Giuliani. Mitt Romney finished a disappointing second,...
  • Marco Island hotel offers Fertile Turtle package

    FLORIDA Not inconceivable There's nothing more romantic than watching sea turtles hatch, right? The Marco Island Marriott's Fertile Turtle package aims to encourage conception while on vacation. The package includes a room with a Gulf of Mexico view...
  • Tours in California, Asia, Europe and beyond

    CHINA Women, let's walk Strap on your walking shoes. An 11-day trip that caters to the female traveler devotes a full day to wandering the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven and another full day to hiking the Great Wall. Also on the agenda: a...
  • Lenny, the indispensable

    "He drank a lot," Ned Rorem says of Leonard Bernstein in a new 11-part radio documentary that has begun airing weekly around the country and starts tonight at 7 on KMZT-FM. "I remember he even drank for breakfast. That impressed me." Bernstein's drinking...
  • Centre Pompidou Foundation: L.A.'s French connection

    Centre Pompidou Foundation: L.A.'s French connection
    The Pompidou Center is a magnet for students, tourists and arts aficionados in central Paris, housing the National Museum of Modern Art, a public library and performance spaces in an inside-out building with mechanical systems encased in giant red, blue...
  • Andy Freeberg's 'Guardians' exhibit on display at Kopeikin Gallery in West Hollywood

    Andy Freeberg's 'Guardians' exhibit on display at Kopeikin Gallery in West Hollywood
    They sit for long hours on sturdy, unforgiving chairs, wearing stoic expressions and sensible shoes. Beside them, on vividly colored walls, hang the art treasures of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and the Pushkin in Moscow. These babushkas are museum...