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  • Left Behind: Novelist Peter Heller Imagines a Post-Apocalyptic America

    Left Behind: Novelist Peter Heller Imagines a Post-Apocalyptic America
    We never seem to lose our appetite for stories about the end of the world. And novelist Peter Heller has written a good one. The Dog Stars reads a little like Cormac McCarthy’s The Road mixed with Mad Max, Contagion, Jack London and issues of Popular Aviation and Field and Stream. The book is set in the not-distant future, after some sort of catastrophic event has basically wiped away American civilization. It’s a post-apocalyptic novel, mixing a bit of horror over what humanity might become in times of extreme privation with a stoic male fantasy about solitude and vast stretches of unpopulated wilderness. Think of it as beach reading for the Armageddon-prepper set.
  • Comic-Con: ‘Walking Dead’ promises ‘raw and visceral’ season, lots of zombies

     
    Good news, “Walking Dead” fans. The wait for season three ends Oct. 14. The big news coming out of Friday ...

    Dan Deacon drops first song from new album, 'America,' due in August

    Dan Deacon drops first song from new album, 'America,' due in August
    Late last night, Baltimore noise-maestro Dan Deacon took to Twitter to point fans to "Lots," the first song from his forthcoming album, "America," due Aug. 28 on Domino. Deacon, the most recognizable face of Baltimore's Wham City art collective, has been...

    Cannes 2012: Auteurs take a shine to Americana

     
    Globally minded Hollywood studios are muting elements that might be considered too American. But Prestige filmmakers working outside the studio system — including several from other countries — are doubling down on the red, white and blue....

    Festival of Books: Novelists and the big picture (it's smaller than you think)

     
    Here’s one thing the novelists at Saturday morning’s “The Big Picture” panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Books could agree on: None was overly concerned with the big picture in their work. “I don’t think the ‘...