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  • REVIEW: 'The French Minister' ★★★ 1/2

    REVIEW: 'The French Minister' ★★&#9733 1/2
    A government office that functions much like "The Office" is the setting of "The French Minister" (released as "Quai d'Orsay" in France), a sparkling and savvy comedy of political manners from the unlikely hand of veteran French auteur Bertrand Tavernier....
  • Michael Lewis' Wall Street thriller 'Flash Boys' near movie deal

    Michael Lewis' Wall Street thriller 'Flash Boys' near movie deal
    Sony Pictures is close to a deal with bestselling author Michael Lewis to bring his latest book, a Wall Street drama and detective story, to the silver screen. “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” recounts how a group of misfit stock...
  • Captain Comics: 'All Star' brings change in perspective to a small-town boy

    How old were you when you figured out life was unfair? For Carl Carter, the protagonist of the new graphic novel "All Star," it's 1988 and his senior year of high school. "All Star" (NBM Publishing, $13.99) opens in that year, as Carter is leading his...
  • Culture, art, history and more on tap at Festival of Books at USC

    Krista Bremer's cross-cultural journey began on a North Carolina jogging path, where the one-time California surfer girl met a scientist from Libya who romanced her and swept her away. Bremer, one of the authors at this weekend's Los Angeles Times...
  • Legendary TV Names Noah Greenshner VP of Scripted Development

    Legendary TV announced Wednesday that Noah Greenshner, who has spent the last several years as a producer, has been elevated to VP of scripted development. Greenshner will report to exec VP of scripted development Peter Johnson and will be responsible...
  • Author Will Haygood Offers Behind-Scenes Look Of 'Butler'

    Author Will Haygood Offers Behind-Scenes Look Of 'Butler'
    When Washington Post writer Wil Haygood met the late Eugene Allen in 2008, his intent was to write a feature story tied to the country's election of its first black president, then-senator Barack Obama. The result was his feature story "A Butler Well...
  • Artist tackles gender bias with a bold experiment in Siri Hustvedt's terrific 'The Blazing World'

    "The Blazing World" by Siri Hustvedt; Simon & Schuster ($26) "An original thing would be so foreign, we wouldn't be able to recognize it, would we?" muses a character in Siri Hustvedt's new novel. But she's wrong. "The Blazing World" is unique and...
  • Mimi Pond sketches an alter ego's youthful days in 'Over Easy'

    Mimi Pond is the cartoonist that time almost forgot. Her credits should've sealed her in the pantheon of coolness forever: She wrote "The Simpsons'" first episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," as well as episodes of the children's TV show-cum-...
  • 'Fault in Our Stars' writer John Green has a good read on teens, tech

    John Green's career as a book world phenom began auspiciously: His funny but tragic 2005 debut novel, "Looking for Alaska," became a cult young adult hit and landed the American Library Assn.'s Printz Award for YA novel of the year. This was followed by...
  • Annabelle Gurwitch on why 50 is the new 50

    When Annabelle Gurwitch turned 50, she struggled to navigate her way through a stagnant marriage, the extensive list of anti-aging products offered at the beauty counter and solicitations from the AARP. In her new collection of humorous essays, "I See You...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time" by Brigid Schulte; Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux ($26) Remember boredom? Fifty years ago, big thinkers were wringing...