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  • FACTBOX-The life of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    BOGOTA, April 17 (Reuters) - Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who crafted enchanting stories that blurred the line between magic and reality, died on Thursday at the age of 87. * Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 in...
  • Attorneys for city seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit

    Attorneys for city seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit
    Attorneys for the city of Glendale asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II....
  • Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future

    Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future
    In the West Town loft that Jessica Charlesworth shares with husband, Tim Parsons, along the back wall, on a row of metal filing cabinets, a kaleidoscope of Post-it notes waved in a soft draft, each a kind of dispatch from the future. I leaned in to...
  • New on DVD: 'Black Nativity,' 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' 'Nut Job'

    This week's new DVD releases feature faith, hope and a squirrel in dire need of charity. "Black Nativity," Grade A-minus: "Black Nativity" rises above the standard holiday film because of the strong writing, acting and music. There's always going to be a...
  • In Beijing, Oliver Stone says China's movies must confront its past

    In Beijing, Oliver Stone says China's movies must confront its past
    BEIJING – China will never have a world-class movie culture and can’t truly cooperate with foreign filmmakers until authorities stop censorship and allow artists to take a critical look at Chinese history, American director Oliver Stone said...
  • Michael Lewis' 'Flash Boys' focuses on Wall Street computer scheme

    Michael Lewis' 'Flash Boys' focuses on Wall Street computer scheme
    There's something delightfully strange and counterintuitive about the way time operates in the opening chapters of Michael Lewis' new book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." Lewis describes a new kind of Wall Street gold rush. In the entirely...
  • 'A Haunted House 2′ Conjures Up Improvisation

    Marlon Wayans loves comedy. And in his new movie, "A Haunted House 2," his physical comedy knows no bounds. Prior to the Wednesday premiere screening of the pic, Wayans told the packed Regal L.A. Live theater that the movie would be "87 minutes of...
  • Walter Kirn on 'Blood Will Out' and a friendly psychopath [Video]

    Walter Kirn on 'Blood Will Out' and a friendly psychopath [Video]
    Walter Kirn's novels have been made into films ("Up in the Air," "Thumbsucker"), but his most recent book is nonfiction. Part memoir, part true crime, "Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade" is currently climbing our...
  • Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced

    Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced
    Translating a book is arduous and notoriously low-paid work. It's a labor of love for most. With a few blockbuster exceptions (think Gabriel García Márquez or Haruki Murakami) publishers don't make much, if any money from the translated titles they offer....
  • This is the year to hike the Dylan Thomas trail

    LAUGHARNE, Wales In his short life, Dylan Thomas became one of the world's first multimedia superstars through his spellbinding poetry, stage readings, and dramatic writing for the stage, screen, radio and television. Just 39 when he died in November...
  • The Biblioracle: Reading away Southern discomfort

    The Biblioracle: Reading away Southern discomfort
    Things at my day-job employer, College of Charleston, have been a little loony lately. First, the South Carolina state legislature unilaterally moved to merge our liberal arts and sciences college with a medical school. Shortly after that, the same...