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  • Nobel laureates in literature: the good, the bad and the Nazi

     
    When the Nobel Prize in literature was announced this month, the name "Herta Muller" met much American head-scratching. Muller, an ethnically German Romanian who writes of trials of living under a repressive dictatorship, has a strong reputation in Europe...
  • Santa Monica Pier to be anointed as Route 66 terminus

     
    Although Route 66 -- the Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway that John Steinbeck labeled the "Mother Road" -- never fully extended to the beach in Santa Monica, civic boosters aren't letting that fact spoil a good celebration. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, when......
  • A cornucopia of book covers

     
    The blog The Book Cover Archive has come up with a short, short list of its top 10 book covers of the aughts, with another 10 runners-up. There are special mentions for a handful of designers, but really, a group......
  • Monday's TV Highlights: Gobble, gobble, 'Gossip Girl'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 in PDF format This week's TV Movies TALKING TURKEY: Chuck and Blair (Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick) celebrate Thanksgiving on a new episode of the teen-themed......
  • Endorsement

     
    Somehow, I completely missed the 1992 film version of "Of Mice and Men" when it came out. Gene Siskel gave it 3 1/2 stars in his Tribune review: Gary Sinise directs and costars with Steppenwolf Theater colleague John Malkovich in......
  • Shape up, poor people

    THE OTHER night, while channel surfing, I happened upon the famous final scene from John Ford's classic film, "The Grapes of Wrath." Hearing Henry Fonda's inspirational words about always being present, if only in spirit, whenever injustice was...
  • Holy mackerel, that's a great white!

    Holy mackerel, that's a great white!
    Dawn is coming soon. The lights are off, the sound system silent and the beasts of the Monterey Bay Aquarium have the place mostly to themselves: the otters, the anemones, the octopuses, the great white shark in the big tank, the lame young albatross in...
  • Are there victims of Amazon's killer reviews?

     
    Last week, a literary "whodunit" circling around extraordinarily nasty reviews on Amazon's British website came to a surprise conclusion. The anonymous reviews fit a pattern: The targets were some of the nation's leading academics, and all the reviews...
  • Festival of Books: author Philipp Meyer

     
    First-time novelist Philipp Meyer will be at the Festival of Books on the Saturday panel, Fiction: Lives Unraveling. It was a long road, as he describes, to get his book "American Rust" to shelves. Now it is one of five......
  • Journalism panel: News from the past that makes more sense now

     
    Some the riches/annoyances of the Festival of Books are the conflicting panel times and conflicting impulses. I managed to catch about 40 minutes of “Current Interests: Journalists Uncover the Larger Story” before rushing off to another talk. But I...
  • Native Californians write about their favorite state in very different ways [updated]

     
    In California, "the stories find you," says author Thomas Steinbeck. In the Festival of Books' panel The California Way on Sunday, moderator Antoine Wilson started by asking each author to read the first page of his book, which allowed the......