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  • Thomas Kinkade -- loved by many, loathed by art critics

     
    Thomas Kinkade was a beloved artist for many, but not for art critics, who seemed to take pleasure in belittling his paintings....
  • Carol Burnett to publish memoir about her daughter

     
    Simon & Schuster will publish a memoir by Carol Burnett of her relationship with her daughter, who died of cancer in 2002....
  • 5 Questions for Candace Nelson

     
    5 Questions for Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes...
  • Book review: 'Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War'

    Book review: 'Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War'
    Revolution The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War Deb Olin Unferth Henry Holt: 212 pp., $24 In the 1980s, Central America was astir with civil unrest, in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua. While nation-states and their proxies intervened...
  • Book review: 'The Long Goodbye' by Meghan O'Rourke

    Book review: 'The Long Goodbye' by Meghan O'Rourke
    To face death without the architecture of belief may be devastating, but when endured by gifted writers, it results in a potent genre: the memoir of loss. There was Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking," about the death of her husband, which won...
  • Book review: 'Say Her Name' by Francisco Goldman

    Book review: 'Say Her Name' by Francisco Goldman
    Say Her Name Francisco Goldman Grove Press: 350 pp., $24 Death has taken a conspicuous place in the recent works of several writers. Joan Didion lost her husband and wrote about it, as did Joyce Carol Oates. Elizabeth McCracken lost a baby; Christopher...
  • Literary journalism finds new platforms

    Literary journalism finds new platforms
    When National Book Award-winning novelist William T. Vollmann went to Japan this spring to report on the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant from inside the contamination zone, he did what any journalist would do. He bought a dosimeter to chart the...
  • Five summers, memorable for the reading

    1974: Unhappy at summer camp, I holed up in my bunk and read Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Bernard Malamud's "The Natural." The camp might have been awful, but the books were anything but. 1980: In June, I attended a writers conference at UC...
  • Upbeat mood at Book Expo America

    Upbeat mood at Book Expo America
    — What makes Jane Fonda say "wow"? A bigger-than-capacity crowd of more than 200 booksellers waiting to hear about her latest, "Prime Time: Creating a Great Third Act," a rousing manual for aging well. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Book...
  • Marcia & Lorenzo are real cool geezers

    Marcia  &   Lorenzo are real cool geezers
    WHEN was the last time you heard anyone get excited about a new film critic? That was my reaction when "Michael Clayton" director Tony Gilroy began raving to me about the review he'd seen on YouTube. "It was terrific," he said. "I sent it to George...
  • 'Losing Mum and Pup' by Christopher Buckley

    'Losing Mum and Pup' by Christopher Buckley
    Some years ago, when they still lived in Malibu, the late John Gregory Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion, entertained a prominent magazine journalist and author at dinner. It was December and, afterward, they invited their guest to accompany them to their...