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  • 'Rhyming Life & Death: A Novel' by Amos Oz

    Rhyming Life & Death A Novel Amos Oz, translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 118 pp., $23 Through his fiction and nonfiction the Israeli Amos Oz has been the witty and melancholy recorder of his country's...
  • 'The Golden Calf' by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov

    'The Golden Calf' by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov
    The Golden Calf A Novel Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov Translated from the Russian by Konstantin Gurevich and Helen Anderson Open Letter: 336 pp., $15.95 paper From 1928 to 1932, the Soviet Union carried out the first Five Year Plan, initiated the...
  • Lizz Winstead brings 'Wake Up World' to Steve Allen Theater

    Lizz Winstead brings 'Wake Up World' to Steve Allen Theater
    Lizz Winstead is on a roll. "I heard Pat Buchanan saying that one of the reasons John McCain lost the election was that Sarah Palin was too pretty. Uh, clearly it was her jarring beauty that cost the Republicans the White House. No doubt people said,...
  • Tuning back in to 'White Noise'

    Tuning back in to 'White Noise'
    Don DeLillo's "White Noise" (Penguin: 336 pp., $16 paper), newly reissued in a 25th anniversary edition with superb jacket art by Michael Cho, is many different types of novel: a campus novel; the soap opera of a hilariously dysfunctional family; a...
  • Long Beach Opera to perform 'The Good Soldier Schweik'

    Long Beach Opera to perform 'The Good Soldier Schweik'
    There are operas whose scores are hummable and whose tunes have worked their way into popular culture. And then there are operas that resist any sort of easy packaging -- operas that are, for lack of a better phrase, musical oddballs. Robert Kurka's "The...
  • On Theater: Buzz for this vintage satire-modern comedy

    When Thomas Edison electrified America in 1882, he hardly could have known the benefits his invention would have for mankind. And, as it turned out, womankind. South Coast Repertory is presenting an exhilarating example of the latter achievement with...
  • Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies

    Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies
    From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel: It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
  • Theater listings: Comedy shows in Chicago

    'Bad Touch' and'The Deep End': A double bill of improv. In "Bad Touch," Annoyance ensemble members Rich Sohn and Rebecca Sohn and featured guests explore unsavory topics; "The Deep End" features a rotating cast of Annoyance veterans, teachers and...
  • 'The Ask: A Novel' by Sam Lipsyte

    'The Ask: A Novel' by Sam Lipsyte
    The Ask A Novel Sam Lipsyte Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 296 pp., $25 According to Santa Fe Institute economist Samuel Bowles, roughly one out of every four Americans is now employed guarding the wealth of the rich. This "guard labor" is loosely defined...
  • 'Daily Show' tracks down 'notorious warlord': Blago

    'Daily Show' tracks down 'notorious warlord': Blago
    Rod Blagojevich isn't afraid to use his signature line. Illinois' former governor, whose secretly recorded comment that his power to appoint a U.S. senator was "(expletive) golden" became the catchphrase of his first corruption trial last year,...
  • Transcript: Biden orders reporter jailed in closet (satire)

    Transcript: Biden orders reporter jailed in closet (satire)
    Perhaps you saw the report on Drudge about "closet-gate," which broke this weekend, in which staffers for Vice President Joe Biden constrained a Florida journalist to closet during a fundraiser at a wealthy developer's house. But what you haven't...