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  • Discoveries: 'The Chairs Are Where the People Go' by Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti

    Discoveries: 'The Chairs Are Where the People Go' by Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti
    The Chairs Are Where the People Go How to Live, Work, and Play in the City Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti Faber and Faber:: 175 pp., $13 paper Sheila Heti wanted to write about her friend Misha Glouberman. The Canadian performance artists had...
  • Annual Hay Festival is one for the books

    Annual Hay Festival is one for the books
    The small market town of Hay, nestled on the border between England and Wales, is an unlikely setting for one of the world's biggest book festivals. It has a population of less than 2,000, and the nearest train station is 30 miles away. Yet each year,...
  • 'The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe,' Gershon David Hundert, editor in chief

    'The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe,' Gershon David Hundert, editor in chief
    The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe Gershon David Hundert, editor in chief Yale University Press: Two volumes, 2,400 pp., $400 Say "the six million" and some will know what you mean, that you're referring to the number of Jews killed in the...
  • '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...
  • Bernard Parks' record as LAPD chief and city councilman is a mixed blessing in his race for L.A. County supervisor

    At a Mardi Gras-style opening of his campaign headquarters, City Councilman Bernard C. Parks received a candid assessment of his entrance into the race for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. "I saw Barack Obama dance on the television, and that...
  • The dissident choice

    The dissident choice
    That barack obama is the antithesis of George W. Bush is by now axiomatic. The president-elect is expected to change everything, from the prevailing ideology to the government's order of priorities to the partisan atmosphere in Washington to even the mood...
  • Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll

    Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll
    Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79. Diddley died of heart...
  • Koko Taylor dies at 80; singer was Chicago blues icon

    Koko Taylor dies at 80; singer was Chicago blues icon
    Koko Taylor, a Chicago musical icon who became one of the most revered female blues vocalists of her time with signature hits such as "Wang Dang Doodle," "I'm a Woman" and "Hey Bartender," died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago of...
  • An urban conversation in Los Feliz

    An urban conversation in Los Feliz
    I am sitting with Stephanie. Three days in a row now we have met. We click together like Legos. Her lips taste like strawberries. -- The little chess table was an afterthought. Languishing in a South Pasadena antique shop, it was a fake --...
  • Scenes from Art Basel Miami Beach

     
    At Art Basel Miami Beach this week, the mood was low-key, almost solemn, with more than 250 galleries from 33 countries and five continents on hand for the biggest art fair in the country, drawing collectors, dealers, artists and others.......
  • Santa Monica chess program loses home at Fairview library

     
    The Santa Monica Daily Press reports that the chess program at the Fairview branch of the Santa Monica Public Library has been scuttled: The library's free program has become a hit in the community around Fairview by welcoming players of......