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  • Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies

    Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies
    The stars as seen through African eyes, a new space grows in Larchmont and shows in garages. Here’s what’s going down in L.A. and beyond: “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” at the L.A. County Museum of Art. More than three dozen...
  • 'Life of Crime' is true to mayhem and humor of Elmore Leonard

    No one brought more panache to wised-up crime, crime with a wicked sense of humor, than the late Elmore Leonard. As the author of close to 50 novels, Leonard's star has never been brighter, including the publication this week of a collection of four...
  • Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness

    Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness
    I went to Mexico and read a book by a Canadian author that made me think about work in America. My vacations tend to be kind of weird that way. With a week off, I felt the need to unplug from the screens that dominate our working lives, so I settled...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book
    You might see him in the Leesburg library. Or maybe lunching at O'Keefe's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Tavares. He haunts the courthouse, too. Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King is an unassuming figure in jeans and black boots with his little...
  • Review: 'Michael Jackson, Inc.' by Zack O'Malley Greenburg

    Review: 'Michael Jackson, Inc.' by Zack O'Malley Greenburg
    Michael Jackson made a few brilliant business decisions in his life and a lot of cruddy ones. But probably his most effective move of all — from a financial sense, anyway — was to die of a drug overdose at age 50 on June 25, 2009. Before...
  • 'The Giver' takes on more action, but something's missing

    If it does little else, the movie version of Lois Lowry's "The Giver" restores that prize-winning young adult novel's pride of place as the elegant progenitor of dystopian follow-ups like "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent." Unfortunately, little else is...
  • The Biblioracle: Seeking 'Wise Blood' first edition

    The Biblioracle: Seeking 'Wise Blood' first edition
    I am shopping for books even as I type, but I'm having a hard time pulling the trigger on a particular purchase. I've read the book I'm considering buying three times and already own two copies, one of which doesn't have a cover anymore, which is why...
  • Were letter writers engaged in scheme to bilk dad?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: A recent answer you gave was quite shocking to me. Apparently, two women, the daughters who recently lost their mother, had now taken over control of their 82-year-old father's finances. If you cannot figure out...
  • Can you guess how much recruiters earn?

    DEAR JOYCE: After working in product sales for nearly four years, a recruiter's offer of a job interview to my girlfriend has caused me to reevaluate my own sales career: I am more interested in people than things. Can you find out how much recruiters...
  • Want small low-tech business? Here's a flowering new twist

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm thinking about operating my own small business but I have no interest in 3-D printing, dime-sized personal hearing amplifiers or the wonders of alternative fuel converted from cow manure. Too technical! Suggestions? -- M.H. How are you...
  • When recruiters lie to you

    DEAR JOYCE: Last year a recruiter contacted me about a position that seemed perfect, and I excitedly got as far as two interviews. Then, splat -- nothing! When I finally got through to the recruiter, she said that the hiring manager really liked me but...