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  • The Biblioracle: Short stories' proper shrift

    The Biblioracle: Short stories' proper shrift
    When it comes to recommending books, I'm often hesitant to reach for collections of short stories because when I talk to readers — even very dedicated and passionate readers — they often tell me that they'll read just about anything, "except...
  • Review: 'White Girls' by Hilton Als

    Review: 'White Girls' by Hilton Als
    Probably the least important thing worth saying about Hilton Als' "White Girls" is that it's the best book of the year. I think it is, but these essays — hostile, intimate, whip-smart — brush aside such accolades. They refuse tidy conclusions,...
  • Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates

    Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates
    The most famous Kurt Vonnegut graduation speech is the one he never gave: “Wear Sunscreen,” which went viral on the Internet in 1997 and a year later inspired the spoken word song “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” by Baz...
  • The Biblioracle: Books to cure fear

    The Biblioracle: Books to cure fear
    My adopted home state of South Carolina is making a strong run to unseat Illinois for the top spot on the rankings of politicians behaving stupidly. Our percentage of politicians being indicted on criminal charges may be lower, but we have some state-...
  • Larry Kramer's 'Normal Heart' beats, finally, on HBO

    "WHY DID it take so long? Why did it take so long to make the play into a film?" That is the question Larry Kramer asked several months ago, as work progressed on Ryan Murphy's HBO adaptation of Kramer's devastating 1985 play "The Normal Heart." Kramer'...
  • Greenwich Village retrospectives

    Greenwich Village retrospectives
    "Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories" Universe/Rizzoli, $29.95 It's the most famous "village" in the world, even though it actually is a neighborhood. In this wonderful collection of reminiscences, editor Judith Stonehill features...
  • Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.

    Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.
    "What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do. At the moment, Daniel Beaty and Keith David may be the two American actors least likely...
  • James Baldwin, poet? But of course.

    [This story has been corrected. See bottom of post for details.] National Poetry Month is almost over, but we’d be remiss to overlook “Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems” by James Baldwin (Beacon: 94 pp., $16 paper), which collects...
  • David Foster Wallace's estate comes out against 'The End of the Tour'

    David Foster Wallace's estate comes out against 'The End of the Tour'
    In a statement released Monday, the estate of David Foster Wallace came out against the movie "The End of the Tour," currently in production. The film stars Jason Segel as Wallace on a road trip with reporter David Lipsky, played by Jesse Eisenberg....
  • Talking with the publishers of new L.A.-based Unnamed Press

    Los Angeles needs publishers. Certainly, there are some fine presses here — Red Hen, Prospect Park, Angel City — but the number remains small, especially for a city of this size. That’s one of the challenges embodied by Unnamed Press,...
  • Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Look at his library, get a read on him

    If you’re looking for a way to commemorate William Shakespeare’s birthday —┬áhe was born 450 years ago today, on April 23, 1564 — the most interesting party may take place at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in...