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  • "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle," by David Wroblewski

    From Anton Chekhov's "Kashtanka" and Franz Kafka's "Investigations of a Dog," down through Jack London's "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang," and including Albert Payson Terhune's improbably massive canine oeuvre, right up to such iconic names as Lassie,...
  • Zin-ful toast to 4th of July

    Zin-ful toast to 4th of July
    July Fourth: Rockets will scream through the darkening sky, sparklers will sputter and cherry bombs will pop in backyards all across the United States. Why not also celebrate Independence Day with a firecracker of a wine, a zinfandel from California's...
  • Harold A. Ellis Jr. dies at 77; co-founder of the Grubb & Ellis real estate company

    Harold "Hal" A. Ellis Jr., a founder of real estate services firm Grubb & Ellis Co. and one of the best known figures in U.S. real estate, died Monday of metastatic melanoma at his home in Piedmont, Calif. He was 77. Ellis built a small Oakland brokerage...
  • "Mary Austin and the American West" by Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson

    Mary Austin and the American West Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson University of California Press: 324 pp., $29.95 Few writers of her period overcame more obstacles than Mary Austin. Stuck in a disappointing marriage, Austin (1868-1934) spent the...
  • The Big Read is a national page-turner

    The Big Read is a national page-turner
    There was no snow at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, but the four sled dogs tethered there seemed acclimated enough. One amiably licked the face of a child in a stroller. The hubbub wasn't much like the Yukon, but the dogs were there to excite...
  • Classic Hollywood: Rare films on display at Cinecon 46

    Classic Hollywood: Rare films on display at Cinecon 46
    The Cinecon Classic Film Festival is not for movie softies. It's for hard-core film buffs and historians who don't want to see the usual vintage fare that pops up on Turner Classic Movies or at revival theaters. So if you're looking to see "Casablanca,"...
  • 'Boilerplate' by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett

    'Boilerplate' by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
    Boilerplate looks like an old stove with legs. He was built by Chicagoan Archibald Campion as the model for a new kind of soldier -- for "preventing the deaths of men in the conflicts of nations." After many exotic adventures around the globe, he...
  • A word or two thousand on 'Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary'

    Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." The book contains no fewer than 2,964 synonyms for "drunk." "The English language includes more synonyms for the word 'drunk' than for any other word," writes...
  • 'Jack London in Paradise: A Novel,' by Paul Malmont

    Since Jack London's mysterious death in 1916, he has been, like one of the frozen men in his Klondike tales, a writer encased in his own reputation: We know him as the dog writer. Whether it was Buck in "The Call of the Wild," coming to terms with his...
  • Polo Ralph Lauren fits 88-Keys just fine

    Polo Ralph Lauren fits 88-Keys just fine
    He wears many hats -- rapper, singer, producer for artists such as Mos Def and Macy Gray -- but 88-Keys, whose teasingly genre-bending debut "The Death of Adam" was released this month, insists that all his hats bear one label: Polo by Ralph Lauren....
  • Charlotte, Oscar & Co.

    Charlotte, Oscar & Co.
    Where better for a writer to turn for inspiration than to reality? This is especially true of the mystery fiction micro-trend in which authors fashion real-life figures into detectives. It's tricky territory because the margin of error is so tiny. For...