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  • 'I Love a Man in Uniform' by Lily Burana

    'I Love a Man in Uniform' by Lily Burana
    Lily Burana's "I Love a Man in Uniform: A Memoir of Love, War, and Other Battles" presents itself as a spicy romp through the ins and outs of military wifedom. In a certain sense, it delivers precisely that, giving us a solid serving of domestic life...
  • For two widows, a soldier's trial is their battlefield

    For two widows, a soldier's trial is their battlefield
    Day after day, the widows sit silently in court, a few feet from the soldier accused of murdering their husbands. They listen as their husbands' violent deaths play out again and again in witness testimony. Sometimes, they say, the defendant stares at...
  • New in paperback: The pioneers of the police procedural, Iraq by way of Homer and the Crusades through Muslim eyes

    "Immoveable Feast" by John Baxter (Harper Perennial) Baxter, the film critic and biographer of Spielberg, Buñuel and others, fell in love and moved from Los Angeles to Paris some years back, from whence he has dispatched a series of fluent, witty and...
  • 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Awarded

    LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2008--The Los Angeles Times tonight honored 2007's most accomplished authors at its' 28th annual Book Prizes ceremony at UCLA's Royce Hall, held on the eve of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Gay Talese served as master...
  • STAGE: 'Teen Girl' and other newcomers

    STAGE: 'Teen Girl' and other newcomers
    Playwright Justin Tanner takes an uncharacteristic segue into sweetness in his 1992 coming-of-age play, "Teen Girl," now in revival at the Zephyr. "Girl" is not the acid-etched indictment of soulless suburban life so typical of Tanner but a scrawled...
  • 'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears

    'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears
    Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian. In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...
  • Lew Allen Jr. dies at 84; retired Air Force general headed JPL for 8 years

    Lew Allen Jr. dies at 84; retired Air Force general headed JPL for 8 years
    Retired Air Force Gen. Lew Allen Jr., who during his multifaceted career headed the National Security Agency, was Air Force chief of staff and shepherded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory through a crucial period when budgets were at an all-time low and new...
  • How Far Can a Piano Fly?

    How Far Can a Piano Fly?
    NORTH BEND, Wash. — The big arm began to move. The sling tightened. The coffin, gunmetal gray with gold-painted handles, shot straight up, so fast that John Wayne could hardly see it. The arm and the sling tugged the coffin into an arc, then...
  • From the archives: Marcos Dies in Bitter Exile in Honolulu at 72

    Ferdinand E. Marcos, the crafty, controversial and ruthless former Philippine ruler, died of kidney, lung and heart ailments Thursday in Honolulu, where he had been in bitter and defiant exile for more than 3 1/2 years after fleeing a popular uprising and...