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  • Excerpt: 'The Third Coast' by Thomas Dyja

    Excerpt: 'The Third Coast' by Thomas Dyja
    From his stove, Nelson Algren saw a dark shape stumble out of the bar across Wabansia Avenue. It teetered once, then slumped under the Nectar Beer sign, sizzling neon in the bitter February cold. Eight degrees, an army fatigue jacket, and too many shots...
  • Anne Frank and Emmett Till meet in AAPACT play

    Anne Frank and Emmett Till meet in AAPACT play
    She was not thinking of writing a play about Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Janet Langhart Cohen was just enjoying her life in Washington D.C.’s social whirl as the wife of former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator William S. Cohen. But she did,...
  • 'Hold Fast' by Blue Balliett

    'Hold Fast' by Blue Balliett
    Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Those words from "Dreams," a Langston Hughes poem, infuse Blue Balliett's newest novel. At the start of the book, Balliett notes that by the end of the 2012...
  • Theater review: 'Superior Donuts' at Geffen Playhouse

     
    In real life, odd couples can be tiresome with their bickering and bellyaching, but in the theater they’re usually a source of comic bliss. And there’s a memorable one on display right now at the Geffen Playhouse, where Tracy Letts’........
  • On the Web: A literary marriage, a writer's lessons and more book news

     
    Librarians meet, a 75-year-old author weds and an Oscar-winning writer shares his secrets in today's book news....
  • Mulholland Books pulls 'Assassin of Secrets' over copied passages

     
    Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little, Brown, has pulled its novel "Assassin of Secrets" after passages were found to be copied from James Bond novels by Ian Fleming and other thrillers....
  • An artistic dialogue about Proposition 8 at SFMOMA

     
    "The Air We Breathe" at SFMOMA addresses issues of Prop. 8...
  • This Sunday: Van Vechten's Renaissance, Watergate, Szymborska and more

     
    This week's book coverage includes Emily Bernard's book on Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance, Thomas Mallon's novel on Watergate and a remembrance of poet Wislawa Szymborska...
  • Adrienne Rich in the L.A. Times

     
    Excerpts from Adrienne Rich's writing that have appeared in the Los Angeles Times....
  • Festival of Books: Novels and the 'dream deferred'

     
    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books panel “The Dream Deferred” with authors Mona Simpson, Jesmyn Ward, Hector Tobar and Ayad Akhtar....
  • Esquire, adding fiction ebooks, goes back to the future

     
    Esquire returns to its roots with a new short fiction series while making it new, e-book style....