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  • Astral Weeks: Welcome to weird America

    Astral Weeks: Welcome to weird America
    "My country is my family," writes Ricky Rice as he concludes his apologia pro vita sua -- a.k.a Victor LaValle's massive, heroically strange new novel, "Big Machine" (Spiegel & Grau: 378 pp., $25). "I like America." There's something both dissonant and...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Jan. 25, 2009

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Jan. 25, 2009
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. || 27 || || 2. || Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown:...
  • New in paperback

    Al Alvarez: "The Biggest Game in Town" (Picador) Back in the early 1970s, Al Alvarez wrote "The Savage God," a study of suicide which contributed in no small part to the mythology that came to surround his friend, the great poet Sylvia Plath. A poet...
  • The deep-fried glory of Amber's Chicken & Donuts

    The deep-fried glory of Amber's Chicken & Donuts
    Just as the splendor of Haruki Murakami's writing lies as much in the space between words as it does in the words themselves, the glory of fried chicken lies somewhere between the layers of succulent meat and crisp skin. Forget run-of-the-mill fast food...
  • Chris Jones' Top 10 for the season

    Chris Jones' Top 10 for the season
    You can see a new show in this singularly remarkable theater city pretty much every night between now and Thanksgiving. That's my plan, anyway. But if you prefer to be more selective, or prosaic necessities limit your cultural intake, here are 10 of the...
  • Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' -- Hollywood's first existential heist film

     
    This is a longer version of my Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar cover story on "Inception," the most ambitious film to date from director Christopher Nolan. Most of the interviews in the story were conducted last year on the set......
  • Who do you write like?

     
    Are your characters as snazzy as James Bond? Are your sentences lyrical as those in "Lolita"? Pop a few paragraphs into the website I Write Like to find out if you write like Ian Fleming or Vladimir Nabokov. You might......
  • Moscow on the cheap

    Moscow on the cheap
    Boasting posh restaurants, luxury boutiques and a flock of millionaires who indulge in them, Moscow is considered one of the most expensive cities on the planet. Just take a walk through the rows of tinted Range Rovers and Bentleys parked behind the...
  • "Best European Fiction 2010" edited by Aleksander Hernon

    "Best European Fiction 2010" edited by Aleksander Hernon
    "Best European Fiction 2010" Edited by Aleksandar Hemon Dalkey Archive, $15.95, 416 pages Rejection of Eurocentrism, the tendency to regard Europe as our exclusive source and standard, is fundamental to the multiculturalist passion that swept the...