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  • Time-traveling fiction continues to appear

    In "The Shining Girls," the South African writer Lauren Beukes' chilling new novel set in Chicago, Harper Curtis is not your run-of-the-mill serial killer. In some respects, his modus operandi is strictly garden variety. He stalks his victims —...
  • Richard Matheson dies at 87; writer blended normal, inexplicable

    Richard Matheson dies at 87; writer blended normal, inexplicable
    In one of writer Richard Matheson's last novels, when a radio psychologist complains that the woman his wife had just turned away from their door was "terribly disturbed," his wife retorts, "Aren't we all?" That question was central in Matheson's...
  • '1984' today

    '1984' today
    The stock price in dystopian literature has had a banner last few weeks. As the daily revelations on the magnitude of government-sponsored surveillance in the United States have come to light — along with wall-to-wall media saturation of...
  • Plotting out another great Story Week

    Plotting out another great Story Week
    It is a pleasurable thing to have drinks with Randy Albers and we have done so over the years at such saloons as, of course, the Billy Goat, as well as Stefani's 437, the Underground Wonder Bar and some joint in the South Loop whose name escapes me at the...
  • Nicholas Tremulis book 'For the Baby Doll' celebrates life and love

    Nicholas Tremulis book 'For the Baby Doll' celebrates life and love
    It may not rank with literature's greatest opening lines — “Call me Ishmael”; “It was a pleasure to burn”; or “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant...
  • The Biblioracle: Arranging the ideal bookshelf

    The Biblioracle: Arranging the ideal bookshelf
    We talk about books every week in this space, but most of time it's about the words inside them. This week, we have to discuss them as objects, more precisely as objects that should be stored in specific — very specific — ways. Some...
  • Banned book club a real-time lesson in censorship

    Banned book club a real-time lesson in censorship
    Four Hundred Fifty-One Degrees is not a boy band. The group was founded by a boy, and it is led by a boy, but its ranks are primarily girls. It came together just 18 months ago and, depending on the week, it claims 15 to 20 members. That fluctuation...
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic 'Little House' series still resonates years later

    Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic 'Little House' series still resonates years later
    In 1976, when I was in the fourth grade and had discovered the joys of reading books, my mother shared with me her own childhood literary passion. One afternoon, in a sun-dappled room in our old Victorian home, she told me that when she was my age, she...
  • The Band in Heaven at Respectable Street

    The Band in Heaven at Respectable Street
    The Band in Heaven: West Palm Beach's Respectable Street will be the dance-worthy setting for the psychedelic-sounding fuzz rock of the Band in Heaven, who will perform their debut album, "Caught in a Summer Swell," during a release party Thursday night....
  • Mother-Son Book Club

    Mother-Son Book Club
    We are a group of mothers and sons in Riverside who have met since summer 2002. Our sons were all friends entering fourth grade, and one of the moms suggested starting a book club for the boys. We all thought she was crazy because we didn’t think...
  • Introducing the Los Angeles Times map of Literary Los Angeles

    Introducing the Los Angeles Times map of Literary Los Angeles
    Just in time for the upcoming Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The Times' books staff has created an interactive map of Literary Los Angeles, a work in progress. We’ve gathered passages from more than two dozen books set in and around L.A., as...