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  • PASSINGS

    William Doyle Accused of war atrocities William Doyle, 75, who led an Army unit accused of killing hundreds of civilians during the Vietnam War, died Nov. 6 at a hospital in Springfield, Mo., of complications from chronic lung disease. The Kansas City,...
  • Rimmon C. Fay, 78; scientist fought Santa Monica Bay pollution

    Rimmon C. Fay, 78; scientist fought Santa Monica Bay pollution
    Rimmon C. Fay, a marine scientist and longtime Venice Beach lifeguard who devoted his life to saving the Santa Monica Bay from pollution and other assaults, has died. He was 78. Fay died of a heart attack at Berkley West Convalescent Hospital in Santa...
  • Men's style with a swagger

    Men's style with a swagger
    GOODBYE waxed eyebrows, hello mustache wax? On the runways of the fashion capitals and on the streets of Silver Lake, Venice and Brooklyn, designers and young guns alike are staking out a new frontier: a post-metrosexual ruggedness that's all about...
  • Off The Shelf: The day Hemingway's Nobel Prize came out of hiding

    Off The Shelf: The day Hemingway's Nobel Prize came out of hiding
    Last year, the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to the French author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio. The prize has been handed out annually, with the exception of the World War II years, since 1901, when French poet René F.A. Sully-...
  • 'The Grapes of Wrath,' 'A Man's a Man,' 'Pin-Up Girls'

    'The Grapes of Wrath,' 'A Man's a Man,' 'Pin-Up Girls'
    The unfortunate thing about revisiting "The Grapes of Wrath" is that John Steinbeck's Depression-era classic about a displaced Dust Bowl family does not merely conjure up the social ills of a distant historical chapter in a remote, informative way....
  • The inspiration behind Oliver Mayer's 'Dias y Flores'

    The inspiration behind Oliver Mayer's 'Dias y Flores'
    Flowers with a card, a surprise pair of plane tickets, a lovingly crafted mix tape -- these are among the time-honored tools of courtship available to the average mortal. But how about a darkly comic two-act play about tensions and flirtations among...
  • Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder

    Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder
    What Is This Thing Called Love? Stories Gene Wilder St. Martin's: 160 pp., $19.99 "It was cold and raining at four in the morning when Buddy walked out of Caesars Palace, stark naked except for the L.A. Times wrapped around his waist." These sweet,...
  • 'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein

    'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein
    Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that desperate, crucial era. Let...
  • Barton Gellman's portrait of Dick Cheney, "Angler," among the big winners

    Winners of the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Friday night before an audience gathered in the Chandler Auditorium of the Los Angeles Times building. Robert Alter, the author of 22 works on the Bible, literary modernism and contemporary...
  • Pinnacles National Monument: California's new National Park?

     
    Pinnacles National Monument, a 26,000-acre swath of spectacular volcanic rock formations outside Soledad, Calif., would be elevated to a National Park under legislation introduced Thursday by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Pinnacles is a nesting place...
  • Bestsellers, Sept 26: The girl with the Franzen tattoo?

     
    Jonathan Franzen and his new novel, "Freedom," top our fiction bestseller list for the third week running, keeping perennial bestseller Stieg Larsson at bay. Larsson's Millennium Trilogy is doing fine -- "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is at......