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  • Book Review: 'The Eyes of Willie McGee' by Alex Heard

    Book Review: 'The Eyes of Willie McGee' by Alex Heard
    The Eyes of Willie McGee A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South Alex Heard Harper: 404 pp., $26.99 In Jim Crow's dark closet, countless skeletons lie moldering and forgotten. For every "cold case" prosecution that brings a doddering...
  • 'Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics' by Rebecca Solnit

    Storming the Gates of Paradise Landscapes for Politics Rebecca Solnit University of California Press: 416 pp., $24.95 By Bill McKibben Special to The Times In one of the best essays in this sterling collection, activist Rebecca Solnit describes...
  • Obama: star of his own movie

    THE MOST UBIQUITOUS POLITICAL trope of the presidential campaign has been that Barack Obama is not just any old politician; he's a "rock star." (There are 770,000 Google hits of Obama and "rock star" and counting.) He attracts the kind of huge crowds that...
  • Cusack's 'War, Inc.' finds its niche

    Cusack's 'War, Inc.' finds its niche
    WHILE THE big-budget, large studio movies about the Iraq war all have tanked, John Cusack's intensely personal film, “War, Inc.,” has survived bad reviews to find an audience in its very limited theatrical release. Since "War, Inc." opened...
  • The ultimate self-doubter

    Alfred Kazin By Richard M. Cook Yale University Press, 452 pages, $35 'I love to think about America," Alfred Kazin, 26, recorded in his journal in February 1942. He was finishing his canonical study of modern American literature, "On Native Grounds,"...
  • 'Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture' and the questionable future of monster-size books

     
    When 'The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architectureâ?? came out in 2004, it was quickly deemed a smashing success by booksellers and fans alike, despite the $160 price. The 14-pound tome was so successful, in fact, that late last year Phaidon...
  • Take Proust's questionnaire, rub shoulders with literati

     
    It is said that when Proust was 13, he answered an English-language questionnaire, and at age 20 another one in French. These were kind of a parlor game, which he eventually popularized, asking guests and acquaintances about heroes and fears......
  • Cormac McCarthy's typewriter and its predecessors

     
    On Friday, Christie's will auction Cormac McCarthy's battered blue Olivetti typewriter, with proceeds going to the Santa Fe Institute, a nonprofit the author supports. "I have typed on this typewriter every book I have written including three not yet...
  • Is American fiction dead?

     
    Yes, J.D. Salinger is dead; he died Jan. 27, exactly a year after the death of John Updike. And yes, we lost Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer in 2007. But do four deceased literary lions constitute a death sentence for......
  • Monster Mash: Autry president to retire; Einstein's theory of relativity goes public; LuPone's ballet debut

     
    --Bidding farewell: John L. Gray, president of the Autry National Center of the American West, will announce his retirement today. (Los Angeles Times) --Scientific treasure: The original 46-page manuscript of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity...
  • To see this weekend? Clash, maybe. Last Song, if that’s your thing

     
    Reviews are trending negative on both the major motion pictures going into wide release this weekend. The Last Song is, in my estimation, marginally better than the usual Nicholas Sparks piffle. The guy's so full of himself that he really ought to be kept...