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  • Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

    Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    If the predictions of pundits and pols hold true, voters in 2016 will have little to decide but choice of dynasty: Bush or Clinton. Where, oh where, are the new faces and names, the critics have been moaning. Yet, American politics has long been...
  • Finding empathy in the essay

    Finding empathy in the essay
    In 1988, Robert Atwan, series editor of "Best American Essays," made this provocative pronouncement: "Never before — except perhaps in the days of Emerson and Thoreau — have so many fine writers begun to explore (the essay's) literary...
  • Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw

    Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw
    Author Michael Mewshaw has parlayed his decadeslong acquaintance with novelist and essayist Gore Vidal into a slender volume that describes, in scabrous detail, Vidal's numerous failings as a writer and human being and pitilessly charts his long, slow,...
  • Literary Focus Turns Westward for 11th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 29-30 at UCLA

    NOTE TO EDITORS: Advance registration is required for working media planning to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Registration deadline is April 20. The registration form and directions are posted online at http://www.latimes.com/extras/...
  • Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors

    Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors
    For fans of late night political comedy, this is a very bad year. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, the twin pillars of the genre, are vacating the hosting chair of their respective Comedy Central shows — Colbert to CBS where he takes control of...
  • Tom Mankiewicz -- what a life, what a book!

    "IT'S GOT a great start and a great finish but it kind of falls apart in the middle. Most important, the lyric's a f--king lie. People who need people are not the luckiest people in the world. People who love people are. People who are loved. But people...
  • Where do those Oscars wind up when the lights go down?

    Where do those Oscars wind up when the lights go down?
    "It's all a blur," winners like to say of that magic moment when their most esteemed peers (not to mention upward of 40 million television viewers) watch them take the stage at the Academy Awards to claim the ultimate show business prize — that...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    East of the West A Country in Stories Miroslav Penkov Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 226 pp., $24 Miroslav Penkov hit American shores in 2001 (he was 21) from his native Bulgaria, and he hasn't stopped writing (or winning prizes for his wild, homesick...
  • William F. Buckley Jr., 82; author and founder of modern conservative movement

    William F. Buckley Jr., 82; author and founder of modern conservative movement
    William F. Buckley Jr., the columnist, novelist, television talk show host and tireless intellectual who founded the modern conservative movement and was its articulate voice for nearly six decades, died Wednesday. He was 82. Buckley, who had been ill...
  • 11 gossipy things Andy Warhol said about the writers of the 1970s

    11 gossipy things Andy Warhol said about the writers of the 1970s
    Artist Andy Warhol was an enigmatic figure, so when his diaries were published after his death they caused a sensation. Sometimes gossipy, other times insightful, and often mundane (he constantly notes the cost of taxi rides), they showed that the man who...
  • From the Archives: Capote plays Santa

    From the Archives: Capote plays Santa
    Editor's note: For Christmas 1968, Truman Capote listed for the Tribune the books he would buy for his friends. Christmas is upon us, so we take a look back this week at a 1968 story Truman Capote wrote listing all the books he would buy for his friends....