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  • Children's book roundup: 'Frank Einstein,' others

    Children's book roundup: 'Frank Einstein,' others
    Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Brian Biggs, Amulet, $13.95, ages 8 to 12 There's a lot to love about this middle-grade chapter book by Jon Scieszka, author of "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales"...
  • Review: 'Why Football Matters' by Mark Edmundson

    Review: 'Why Football Matters' by Mark Edmundson
    Mark Edmundson's new memoir about his days playing high school football, "Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game," arrives at a time when the sport's role in American society has become one of serious contradictions. On the one hand, football...
  • Review: 'Travels With Casey' by Benoit Denizet-Lewis

    Review: 'Travels With Casey' by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
    Benoit Denizet-Lewis' "Travels With Casey" is a lot like Casey, the 9-yearold dog of the title — fun, sweet and a little neurotic. Also like Casey, it's a mutt of a book, part psychological memoir, part meditation on American dog culture. Unlike...
  • 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...
  • NYT regrets calling Michael Brown 'no angel,' but was the newspaper so wrong?

    The New York Times is expressing contrite second thoughts about a profile of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., that described Brown as “no angel.” Here’s the paragraph in...
  • '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...
  • Bestselling authors Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter launch podcast

    "We were too hot," Sherman Alexie says, laughing. The National Book Award-winning author of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" has launched a podcast with Jess Walter, who wrote the bestselling novel "Beautiful Ruins." Alexie clarifies, "In...
  • Sandra Brown's 'Mean Streak' tops U.S. bestsellers list

    (Reuters) - "Mean Streak," the latest novel from American author Sandra Brown, topped the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday, knocking Japanese author Haruki Murakami's "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage," from the top spot. Data from...
  • Committee lines up 'Suspect' author

    The La Cañada Flintridge One City One Book Committee has announced its pick for the community read this fall. Local residents are invited to dive into “Suspect,” by Robert Crais, then participate in an October event with its author. “...
  • Women's paths diverge in Elena Ferrante's epic 'Those Who Leave'

    Women's paths diverge in Elena Ferrante's epic 'Those Who Leave'
    I first encountered Elena Ferrante's fierce, singular voice in her second novel, "The Days of Abandonment," an unrelenting exploration of a woman whose husband has left her. In her newest novel, "Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay," the third of her...
  • 33⅓ book series celebrates records -- and its 10th anniversary

    Sales of vinyl records began plummeting in the last decades of the 20th century, and by 2004, they were virtually considered a dead medium. That's the year David Barker began to publish a series of miniature books under the name 33 1/3. A Brit with a...