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  • Riding with Easy Rawlins in Walter Mosley's 'Rose Gold'

    Riding with Easy Rawlins in Walter Mosley's 'Rose Gold'
    In last year's "Little Green," we witnessed the literal rebirth of Walter Mosley's streetwise and down-home detective Easy Rawlins as he emerged from a two-month semi-coma into a strange new world — L.A.'s version of 1967's Summer of Love —...
  • E-reader: Getting a shock from Simon Winchester

    E-reader: Getting a shock from Simon Winchester
    The Man With the Electrified Brain by Simon Winchester, 1-hour read, $1.99, Byliner "The Man With the Electrified Brain" by Simon Winchester (author of "The Professor and the Madman") traces his terrifying and dangerous descent into madness. In the...
  • 'The Case Against the Supreme Court' pushes for reforms

    'The Case Against the Supreme Court' pushes for reforms
    Erwin Chemerinsky has made an exemplary career out of teaching, writing and lecturing about the U.S. Supreme Court. And though he has strongly liberal views, he is widely admired for his ability to explain the work of the court in a way that is...
  • The shame and glory of Tennessee Williams in John Lahr's new book

    The shame and glory of Tennessee Williams in John Lahr's new book
    One day a comprehensive literary biography of Tennessee Williams will be written that won't resemble a psychiatric case study. Until then let's savor John Lahr's "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh," a work that is scintillating on the...
  • X-Men Spinoff 'Deadpool' to Hit Theaters Feb. 12, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Fox and Marvel have slotted "Deadpool," their long-in-development "X-Men" spin-off, for Feb. 12, 2016. Ryan Reynolds, who portrayed the character in 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," has been expected to star for many years,...
  • Audiobook roundup: 'The Secret Police,' others

    Audiobook roundup: 'The Secret Police,' others
    The Secret Place, by Tana French, read by Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson, 20:34, Penguin Audio, $50 The narration of "The Secret Place," a police procedural about a boy's murder on the grounds of a privileged girls school in suburban Dublin, proves a...
  • Sarah Waters mixes crime and romantic strangers in 'Paying Guests'

    Sarah Waters seems to revel in 19th and 20th century British history as a dolphin does in water: Her literary depictions of domestic life, manners, architecture, class structure, the weight of war and the volatility of love all appear as effortless as...
  • Music Box And Soda Pictures Acquire Toronto's Gemma Arterton-starrer 'Gemma Bovery' (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - PARIS- Chicago-based Music Box Films and U.K.'s Soda Pictures have acquired Anne Fontaine's "Gemma Bovery," a romantic comedy toplining British rising star Gemma Arterton, on the heels of its Special Presentation premiere at...
  • Children's Read & Write: Summer reads that earn '4 smiley faces'

    Children's Read & Write: Summer reads that earn '4½ smiley faces'
    Printers Row Journal invited kids ages 5-16 to write reviews of their favorite summer reads as part of our Children's Read & Write program. We were so overwhelmed with submissions that, unfortunately, we didn't have space to run them all in print. Reviews...
  • Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner

    Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner
    French intellectuals love trying to figure out America. Essential to our victory in the Revolutionary War, our first international ally, and beloved by Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, France occupies an odd space in the...
  • Review: 'The Betrayers' by David Bezmozgis

    Review: 'The Betrayers' by David Bezmozgis
    The immigrant novel, it seems to me, is a kind of existentialist genre. Of course, this should come as no surprise. Few among us must reckon with the most fundamental questions of existence at the level and frequency that immigrants necessarily do. For...