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  • National Book Critics Circle announces finalists for 2011 awards

     
    The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2011 book awards at a public ceremony on Saturday in New York City. Two Southern California writers are among those up for the awards, which will be presented on March......
  • This Sunday: The critic's art and Gil Scott-Heron too

     
    The Los Angeles Times Book section looks to its Jan. 29, 2012, issue. Book criticism, Gil Scott-Heron and more....
  • Look how much fun you'll have golfing!

     
    Every Wednesday when the weather is warm, the Tribune runs a full page of ads for local golf courses, most of them including great deals at great courses (today, Chalet Hills for as low as $34.50 a round, one of......
  • John Updike's house to become a museum

     
    The John Updike Society will purchase the author's childhood home, with plans to turn it into a museum....
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    The Summer of the Bear A Novel Bella Pollen Atlantic Monthly Press: 441 pp., $24 There's magic at the margins of Bella Pollen's wind-swept novel "The Summer of the Bear"; the kind only a child can see, the kind that turns out to be real. When Nicky...
  • What's to like about Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Arcade Fire's The Suburbs?

    What's to like about Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Arcade Fire's The Suburbs?
    A few months back, Salon book critic Laura Miller posted an essay titled “Why must a novel’s characters be likable?” that was spurred by her reading of Jonathan Franzen’s widely heralded and exhaustingly debated novel Freedom,...
  • 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 review: 'Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories' by Edith Pearlman

    Book review: 'Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories' by Edith Pearlman
    Binocular Vision New & Selected Stories Edith Pearlman Lookout Books: 374 pp., $18.95 paper I'll confess: I had never heard of Edith Pearlman before reading "Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories," a collection of 34 pieces of her short fiction...
  • Nonfiction

    Nonfiction
    The Age of Movies The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael Edited by Sanford Schwartz Library of America, $40 Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best. Alice James A...
  • Cowabunga! 'The Simpsons' turns 500

    On Sunday, Feb. 19, "The Simpsons" marks an extraordinary feat -- its 500th episode. The characters, which began as droopier versions in 20-second cartoons on "The Tracey Ullman Show," have evolved, as creator Matt Groening and star Dan Castellaneta...
  • THE American novel

    February 18 is a day to celebrate, because it was on February 18, 1885, that Mark Twain published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the definitive American novel. Ernest Hemingway famously said, "All modern American literature comes from one book by...