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  • Tom Wolfe to get lifetime achievement award

     
    Time for Tom Wolfe to get his white suit dry-cleaned again, as the author will receive the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, it was announced Wednesday. The medal, which is the foundation's...
  • 12 reasons to ignore the naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo

     
    If you want to write a novel in 30 days, don't let anyone stop you. Not even Salon's Laura Miller. Miller, who I usually find thoughtful and sweet, has written an anti-NaNoWriMo column -- "Better yet, DON'T write that novel"......
  • What is the West? From sunsets to gangbangers to 'no idea,' 1,000 takes in new Doug Aitken book

     
    In trying to stage a gala for the Museum of Contemporary Art that does not feel staged -- or even much like a gala -- Doug Aitken has also created a book for the event that is not simply, and......
  • Joan Didion: memoir yes, blogs not so much

     
    One of the things New Yorkers have that Angelenos don't is, apparently, the chance to rub shoulders with the author Joan Didion. Although some of Didion's signature work -- the collection "The White Album" and parts of "Slouching Toward Bethlehem"......
  • 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...