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  • To write and die in L.A.

    To write and die in L.A.
    To pay tribute to London's literary dead, tourists go to Highgate Cemetery. In Paris, it's Père Lachaise. But in Los Angeles, boot up the GPS — our writerly dead authors are buried all over town, befitting L.A. sprawl. Down in Rancho Palos Verdes,...
  • 'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories

    'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories
    Assaf Gavron's 2010 novel "Almost Dead" does something I would have thought impossible — it makes satire out of terrorism. The story of a man who becomes an Israeli national hero after surviving three attacks in a single week, the book offers a...
  • Edward Carey discusses his gothic adventure, 'Heap House'

    Edward Carey discusses his gothic adventure, 'Heap House'
    It's 1875, and all of London's trash is banished to a wasteland known as "the heaps." The Iremonger family presides over this grim realm from Heap House, a mansion itself made up of parts of other buildings. Cut off and inter-marrying for generations,...
  • Spooky Themes Dominate Author Talks At R.J. Julia

    Spooky Themes Dominate Author Talks At R.J. Julia
    Authors of fiction and nonfiction with appropriately spooky themes for this time of year and a writer who explores the frightening world of debt collectors will give free talks at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. Reservations are...
  • Jules Witcover: Ben Bradlee, Washington Post's great steward, was unlike any other

    The death at age 93 of The Washington Post's incomparable editor Ben Bradlee is both a journalistic and personal loss to all of us who had the opportunity to work for and under his driving and joyous leadership of one of America's truly great newspapers....
  • Tips from Amtrak's first writer in residence

    Bill Willingham, Amtrak's first writer in residence, has taken his train tour and has advice for the authors who will follow in his tracks. Amtrak put together its writer-in-residence program in early 2014 after a casual wish by Alexander Chee turned...
  • A few Ebola cases terrify US, a predictably American response

    DALLAS For Triston Crowl, 20, the arrival of teams dressed in yellow hazmat suits looking for Ebola in his Dallas neighborhood helicopters flying overhead felt like living the opening scene of a movie that wouldn't end well. "People were freaking out,"...
  • US-PEOPLE Summary

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter. Daughter of Larry Flynt dies following car...
  • San Fransokyo architects built a new world for Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′

     
    Before the directors of the new Walt Disney Animation movie “Big Hero 6″ settled on their story, they created the […]...
  • Ben Bradlee, nonpareil editor

    Ben Bradlee, nonpareil editor
    The death at 93 of the Washington Post's incomparable editor Benjamin C. Bradlee is both a journalistic and personal loss to all of us who had the opportunity to work for and under his driving and joyous leadership of one of America's truly great...
  • Rome Film Review: 'Angels of Revolution'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Coming from Russian maverick Aleksey Fedorchenko, the words "based on actual events" form a less concrete promise than they do from most filmmakers; few have demonstrated such a remarkable facility for fabricated folklore. It's...