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  • Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings

    Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings
    The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham A Biography Selina Hastings Random House: 640 pp., $35 The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
  • "The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University" by Louis Menand

    "The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University" by Louis Menand
    "The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University" By Louis Menand W. W. Norton & Company, $24.95, 174 pages In "A Single Man" Tom Ford's ethereal adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel, Colin Firth plays an...
  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of December 5, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich SUNDAY Rhapsodomancy Reading Series: Authors Diane Lefer (" California Transit"), poet Robin Ekiss ("The Mansion of Happiness"), author/screenwriter Steve De Jarnatt ("Miracle Mile") and poet Candace...
  • Toronto shocker: Tom Ford admits to being 'ecstatic' to work with Harvey Weinstein

     
    Harvey Weinstein is a man with a love for film and for fashion, so it's not surprising that his twin passions have finally joined forces with the news that the Weinstein Co. has plunked down $1 million plus for the......
  • Elmore Leonard to receive lifetime achievement award from PEN USA

     
    Elmore Leonard will receive PEN USA's lifetime achievement award at a December ceremony, the organization announced today. Leonard is the author of 43 novels; his most recent, "Road Dogs," was an L.A. Times bestseller. His fiction -- with swift prose........
  • Octavia Butler's papers going to the Huntington Library

     
    The papers of Octavia Butler, the stereotype-shattering science fiction writer, will be added to the collection in the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., which also houses the papers of Christopher Isherwood, Charles Bukowski and Jack London. The...
  • Will Schaffer Residence get a Hollywood happy ending?

     
    A year ago, David Hay wrote this story for Home detailing how modernist residences by iconic architects like John Lautner and Richard Neutra weren't fetching the prices they once did. Some in fact, aren't selling. Lautner's 1949 Schaffer Residence in...
  • Music review: Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester

     
    It's the sound of romance. Horns sing with reeds and strings, seeming to set the very air dancing to the rhythms of waltzes, fox trots and pasodobles. A man, dressed impeccably in tie and tails, steps up to a mike......
  • Four centuries of writing into America

     
    The Library of America anthology "Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing" is daunting, weighing in at 724 pages -- however much a hardcover wrapped around 724 pages weighs -- but too good to pass up. Among the writers in......
  • Mt. Bassett Revisited

     
    As a footnote to my previous post, I thought it would be valuable to list some of the people Jim Bassett interviewed for his ill-fated book on the Los Angeles Times. I’m not sure this is complete, but it’s a start. One of the more interesting is...
  • Artist Don Bachardy's unpopular portrait of Jerry Brown gets renewed attention

     
    Now that Jerry Brown will be returning to the California governor's office after defeating Meg Whitman in Tuesday's election, pundits have begun to speculate on the details of his upcoming term. One item that isn't likely to be high on......