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  • The Far East Movement drop 'Bump from the Trunk Vol. 1'

     
    The Far East Movement make pop music. Their core is hip-hop and they incorporate various strains of electronic music, but they make music for the masses and they do it well....
  • Take Grisham out to the ballgame

     
    John Grisham's new novel "Calico Joe," coming in April, will be about baseball....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • John Updike dies at 76; Pulitzer-winning author

    John Updike, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction whose novels and short stories exposed an undercurrent of ambivalence and disappointment in small-town, middle-class America, died Tuesday. He was 76. Updike's death from lung cancer was...
  • 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,...