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  • On Theater: Golden West announces lineup for 2011-12

    Local theater groups have recently announced their schedules of productions for the 2010-11 season, but one forward-thinking organization already has its to-do list nailed down for 2011-12. That would be Golden West College, whose longtime director,...
  • Bookworks

    Bookworks
    Blocks away from Wrigley Field, hidden among the bars lining Clark Street, there is a literary outpost that traffics mostly in used and rare books. That place is Bookworks. Owned by husband and wife Bob Roschke and Ronda Pilon, Bookworks has been in...
  • Fantasy Xmas shopping for book lovers: Christie's droolworthy auction

     
    Looking for just the right gifts for the book lovers in your life? Today, in two auctions, Christie's is auctioning some rare and stunning literary artifacts. Cormac McCarthy's typewriter is only the beginning; there are first editions and letters and.......
  • Cormac McCarthy's $254,500 typewriter

     
    Cormac McCarthy's typewriter sold at auction today for 254,500 bones, more than 12 times the estimated cost of $15,000-$20,000. And the thing barely works! Functionality isn't the point, of course: Provenance is. It's notable that McCarthy has written all...
  • Literary T-shirts: a spring roundup

     
    Snappy "Mad Men"-style suits and dresses aside, the T-shirt remains a wardrobe staple. And literary T-shirts are as interesting as just about any out there. For example, above we see two competing possible designs based on George Orwell's "1984" from........
  • Festival of Books: Author Victor LaValle

     
    Although Victor LaValle used to duck the limelight, he's had a pretty public profile lately -- not only can you see his living-room renovation in the N.Y. Times, but he'll also be at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on......
  • Giant whale fossil found in desert in Peru

     
    Upon catching glimpse of the whale skull's giant teeth, the researchers at first thought they had come across elephant tusks....
  • Harvard's history of reading

     
    Last year, the National Endowment for the Arts declared Reading on the Rise after issuing a dire report five years earlier, Reading at Risk. This back and forth about the state of reading -- who reads, what they read and......
  • David Markson's library for sale, and going fast

     
    When David Markson, author of the postmodern classic "Wittgenstein's Mistress," died in New York in June at age 82, he left behind a vast library of books. In the dissolution of Markson's worldly possessions, more than 50 cartons -- holding......
  • Scenes from the Brooklyn Book Festival

     
    The Brooklyn Book Festival took place Sunday at and around Borough Hall, both indoors and outdoors, despite an intermittently rainy day. Chances are the courtroom would have been packed for the "Finding the Funny" panel at 3 p.m. even if......
  • Natalie Portman's 'Lolita' clutch

     
    Natalie Portman carried an Olympia Le-Tan purse made of Vldimir Nabakov's notorious novel Lolita to the premiere of Black Swan....