| Jul 24, 2011
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...
| Jun 22, 2008
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,...
| Jul 27, 2008
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...
| May 11, 2008
City of Thieves
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...
| May 4, 2008
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...
| Nov 24, 2008
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...
| Jun 3, 2008
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...
| Jun 4, 2009
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...
| Feb 8, 2008
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 --...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 4:32 PM
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.......
| Dec 23, 2009
| 4:33 PM
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......