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  • Author George Saunders maps the origins of his writing

    Author George Saunders maps the origins of his writing
    We sped south on Cicero Avenue. Through Oak Lawn, Alsip, Crestwood, a flat, aging strip-malled landscape of crumbling pizza joints and ancient tanning parlors, fast-food chains, tile-supply stores and — "Wow!" I shouted, "Look! The Brazen Head!"...
  • Small Demons will close Nov. 25 unless last-minute buyer appears

    Los Angeles-based bookish tech startup Small Demons will close its doors Nov. 25, it has told publishers, unless a last-minute buyer is found. The U.K.'s Bookseller reports Small Demons had been in negotiations with an international buyer, but those talks...
  • Biographer D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace and Chicago

     Biographer D.T. Max on  David Foster Wallace and Chicago
    David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole nervous system seems to be on the outside...
  • Whitney Biennial 2014 to include L.A. artists, David Foster Wallace

    Whitney Biennial 2014 to include L.A. artists, David Foster Wallace
    The 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York will feature a roster of 103 names from around the country, organizers announced on Thursday. Several prominent artists from Los Angeles are on the list, including Karl Haendel, John Mason, Laura Owens and the late...
  • The Biblioracle: Judging Lexile measures

    The Biblioracle: Judging Lexile measures
    It's the holiday season, and let's say you're shopping for the sixth-grader in your life. Because you are a sensitive and loving being who wants this small person to grow up to be a sensitive and loving being, you want to give them a book, a book that...
  • Literary Death Match: Henry Rollins not big on spoken word

     
    Is spoken word poetry not literature? That's what, of all people, Henry Rollins seemed to say at an event in LA Wednesday night....
  • Book review: 'The Information' by James Gleick

    Book review: 'The Information' by James Gleick
    The Information A History, a Theory, a Flood James Gleick Pantheon: 531 pp., $29.95 Partway through "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood," James Gleick describes a technological innovation so transformative that it was heralded as "one of...
  • Book calendar events for the week of April 10, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Kristin Hersh: The Throwing Muses frontwoman will discuss and sign her new memoir, "Rat Girl." Stories, 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 2 p.m. Free. (213) 413-3733. Christopher McDougall: The author of "Born...
  • Book review: 'The Pale King' by David Foster Wallace

    Book review: 'The Pale King' by David Foster Wallace
    "The Pale King" is composed of parts of the "something long" on which 46-year-old David Foster Wallace was working before he hanged himself at his home in Claremont on Sept. 12, 2008. Wallace — author of fictions such as "The Broom of the System,"...
  • Book calendar events for the week of May 1, 2011 coming...

  • Review: "The Pale King" by David Foster Wallace

    Review: "The Pale King" by David Foster Wallace
    'The Pale King' By David Foster Wallace Little Brown, 560 pages, $27.99 "The Pale King" is composed of parts of the "something long" on which 46-year-old David Foster Wallace was working before he hanged himself at his home in Claremont, Calif., on Sept....