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  • 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......
  • Top 10 must-see spots around the globe

    Top 10 must-see spots around the globe
    People always ask me how I decide where to go. I read, I see movies, I stare at maps, I dream. And in doing so, I arrived at these 10 places that are tops on my list for 2009. Some are old favorites that are newly affordable. Others have a special...
  • On Theater: Golden West unveils next season

    Comedy, tragedy, drama and music — these four basic elements of the theater all will be explored, in that order, by Golden West College during its 2010-11 season. The Huntington Beach college will be leading off with "Don't Dress for Dinner,"...
  • J.D. Salinger, 'Catcher in the Rye' Author, Dead at 91

    J.D. Salinger, 'Catcher in the Rye' Author, Dead at 91
    NEW YORK -- J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91. Salinger died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, the...