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  • In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view

    In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view
    In her 1999 book "The Whole Woman," a follow-up to "The Female Eunuch," Germaine Greer declared, "It's time to get angry again." She was addressing feminism, about which she has long been rigorous and even unorthodox, but the phrase is emblematic of her...
  • Films Boutique Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' with 'Monument to Michael Jackson'

    Berlin-based sales company Films Boutique has kick-started international sales on comedy "Monument to Michael Jackson," which world premiered Tuesday at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Sale demonstrates the fest's ability to be a launch-pad for auteur...
  • Guidelines for Freelance Writers

      Dear Travel Writer: Welcome to the cornerstone of what we do. What follows is the most important information contained in these several pages. The Los Angeles Times values honesty, fairness and truth. We understand the difficulties of the...
  • Book club moms give him chapter and verse on parenting

    What's more important to a child's development: books or moms? Books, of course. But let's throw the moms a bone or two. They do a mostly decent job (quick, name someone who's influenced you more). And their love for reading is contagious —...
  • Fireworks Reactions

     
    I promised in Saturday's column of cut-down fireworks comments to use more complete versions of readers' reactions here on the blog. I'll do that today and Thursday, sandwiched around Wednesday's "What Is It" reveal. In case you haven't seen the......
  • In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East

    In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East
    It's winter 2011, and I am living in Istanbul. I wander old streets in Turkey's cultural capital, past thousand-year-old mosques that were once churches, trying to understand the place that has become my home. Streets day and night are thronged by young...
  • Two dog memoirs shed light on human nature

    Two dog memoirs shed light on human nature
    Dog memoirs are a tricky literary tradition. Writers are naturally solitary people, so it's no surprise they often form close bonds with such loyal, social animals and that, in turn, their pooches begin to inspire (or some might say dictate) their written...
  • Comic-Con 2014: 12 vital comic and graphic novel creators to watch

     
    Over the course of four decades, San Diego's Comic-Con International has grown from modest roots to become a powerful marketing […]...
  • 'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician

    'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician
    "Song of the Shank," Jeffery Renard Allen's epic and brilliant new novel about slavery and musical genius, is not an easy book to read. There is, for starters, the book's odd and sometimes confounding protagonist, based on a real man who is most often...
  • Bob Stanley's 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' is crazy in love with pop music

    In 1954, Bill Haley shook, rattled and rolled. In 2003, Beyoncé went crazy in love. That's two pop stars, among the biggest of their time, using similar language (and similar grooves) to describe more or less the same thing. But think of all that...
  • Review: 'War of the Whales' by Joshua Horwitz

    Review: 'War of the Whales' by Joshua Horwitz
    On March 15, 2000, the whales came ashore. Although they appeared to the uninitiated to be "weird-looking dolphins," marine biologist Ken Balcomb identified most of the victims as beaked whales. He could barely believe his eyes when he found the first...