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  • A tweenager toys with new identity

    A tweenager toys with new identity
    A funny thing happens when a retired journalist brings his 20-plus years of word craft to fiction writing — namely, the birth of a 12-year-old boy named Max, whose angles are shaped by David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer and the author himself,...
  • The literary side of Marilyn Monroe

    The literary side of Marilyn Monroe
    Since her death on Aug. 5, 1962, hundreds of books about Marilyn Monroe have been published by various writers, ranging from famous names such as Norman Mailer, Gloria Steinem and Joyce Carol Oates, to people who worked with her on movie sets. With so...
  • Book review: 'People Who Eat Darkness' is a masterful true crime tale

    Book review: 'People Who Eat Darkness' is a masterful true crime tale
    People Who Eat Darkness The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished From the Streets of Tokyo — and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up Richard Lloyd Parry FSG Originals: 464 pp., $16 paper Americans have an advantage in reading "People Who Eat...
  • Music review: Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Phil on the big screen

     
    "Amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing …" So exclaimed a woman at a Century City cinema Sunday afternoon as the credits rolled by. Maybe the Los Angeles Philharmonic has a hit on its hands with LA Phil Live. Maybe, maybe, maybe,......
  • DVD reviews: 'Shock Corridor' and 'The Naked Kiss'

     
    Filmmaker Sam Fuller benefited in the '50s from the backing of such old-time studio bosses as Darryl F. Zanuck. As the industry evolved away from them, Fuller found himself working within tighter budgets — a deficit he turned into a virtue with “...
  • Jonathan Lethem: Look at this! What is it?

     
    An extended conversation with author Jonathan Lethem about fatal self-consciousness, reading...
  • Gifts with a Presidents Day twist: Commander in Chic

     
    John F. Kennedy is unquestionably the leading presidential trend-setter (no roll call vote required here). His effortless, high-class look had a fresh Hyannis Port nautical bent. JFK was often seen sporting Sperry Top-Siders on his sailboat, taking them...
  • Eli Broad at home: A more colorful view of his collection

     
    For this Sunday's Arts & Books feature, we visit Eli Broad at his hilltop home in Brentwood, not far from the Getty Center. The standard line is that his wife Edythe (pictured) has a more natural connection to the art......
  • Books by dudes for dudes, books by chicks for dudes

     
    Esquire's 75 books by dudes for dudes is three years old, but Joyland created a list of 250 books for dudes by chicks....
  • Art and politics at the Hammer Museum

     
    Mark Swed reports on a UCLA conference at the Hammer Museum on art and politics that featured French philosopher Alain Badiou....
  • The most wanted used books, according to Bookfinder

     
    Sex sells. So does a child prodigy who disappeared in 1939....