| May 29, 2008
| 6:45 PM
1. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon ($15.95)
2. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan ($14)
3. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson ($14)
4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ($13.95)
5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini ($16)
| Jun 6, 2008
| 9:17 AM
June 8, 2008
Editor's Note: It's a perennial question for the summer months, what to read? Here you'll mind more than 50 titles in fiction andononfiction, organized according to the months when they'll be published. Books are listed in alphabetical...
| Nov 11, 2007
Careers have arcs. Writers develop and change, as evidenced by "I Explain a Few Things: Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 360 pp., $16), a new bilingual anthology of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" (Vintage:...
| Jun 12, 2008
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...
| Sep 5, 2008
| 9:38 AM
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...
| Apr 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
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......
| Jul 13, 2010
| 4:34 PM
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......
| Jul 29, 2010
| 4:33 PM
â¢ Longtime Oscarologist Sasha Stone has produced a list of 17 women who could vie for the best actress prizes in the awards derby. For Sasha, "the field is already half-filled with Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Lawrence. But out of Cannes,...
| Feb 7, 2010
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...
| Feb 8, 2010
"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...