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  • ALOUD's 2011 schedule selling out fast

     
    Joan Didion, Common, Colson Whitehead, David M. Kennedy, Alexandra Fuller Karl Marlantes and Jonathan Lethem will appear at ALOUD this fall....
  • Pop & Hiss premiere: New video for Gabriel Kahane's single 'L.A.'

     
    Singer and composer Gabriel Kahane taps L.A. filmmaker Lewis Klahr for "L.A." music video. Gabriel Kahane's sophomore album, "Where Are the Arms," will be released Sept. 13....
  • Review: 'California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way' at LACMA

     
    The first object you see in “California Design 1930-1965: ‘Living in a Modern Way,’” which opens Saturday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is an impossibly shiny aluminum Airstream trailer from 1936. Think of it as an...
  • This town is rated noir

    NOIR is the indigenous Los Angeles form: It was created here, it grew up here and from here it spread, not only as a genre but as a way of looking at life, character and fate. As a framing lens, it's now so powerful that it seems not only to be a strategy...
  • '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...
  • "How Did You Get This Number" by Sloane Crosley

    "How Did You Get This Number" by Sloane Crosley
    "How Did You Get This Number" By Sloane Crosley Riverhead, $25.95, 274 pages Whether she likes it or not, Sloane Crosley keeps being compared to Carrie Bradshaw. Oregon Live called her book “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” “a cooler...
  • Jennifer Egan's 'A Visit from the Goon Squad': prose, punk rock and PowerPoint

    Jennifer Egan's 'A Visit from the Goon Squad': prose, punk rock and PowerPoint
    "A Visit From The Goon Squad" By Jennifer Egan Knopf, 288 pages, $25.95 Jennifer Egan's decision to render portions of her new novel, "A Visit From the Goon Squad" (Knopf), as a PowerPoint presentation is: Clever. Edgy. Groundbreaking. The novel by...
  • Book review: 'I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections' by Nora Ephron

    Book review: 'I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections' by Nora Ephron
    I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections Nora Ephron Alfred A. Knopf: 142 pp., $22.95 It's good to be Nora Ephron. When you're Nora Ephron, you can get Meryl Streep, who once played a fictionalized version of you, to star as Julia Child in your...
  • Best Coast plays in the sand of a new California sound

    Best Coast plays in the sand of a new California sound
    Bethany Cosentino, the frontwoman of the Los Angeles three-piece Best Coast, didn't know how much she loved California until she moved to New York. In 2008, she enrolled in the writing program at the New School in Manhattan to follow her dream of becoming...
  • 'Inherent Vice' by Thomas Pynchon

    'Inherent Vice' by Thomas Pynchon
    "Inherent Vice" is Thomas Pynchon doing Raymond Chandler through a Jim Rockford looking glass, starring Cheech Marin (or maybe Tommy Chong). What could easily be mistaken as a paean to 1960s Southern California is also a sly herald of that era's end....
  • 'Nothing Was the Same' by Kay Redfield Jamison

    'Nothing Was the Same' by Kay Redfield Jamison
    In the prologue to "Nothing Was the Same," Kay Redfield Jamison writes, "It has been said that grief is a kind of madness. I disagree. There is a sanity to grief, in its just proportion of emotion to cause, that madness does not have." Jamison should...