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Raymond Carver

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  • Everything Must Go: Lost and found

     
    I'm a sucker for a good tagline. Four or five carefully chosen words can convert me from “maybe, if I'm bored” to “definitely, opening weekend!” Sometimes I'm disappointed. Other times, I'm fulfilled. The tagline for Everything...
  • The Five Best Movies of the Summer

     
    “Everything Must Go” — A “great” Will Ferrell comedy? Timely, about a guy who has just lost his job, his wife and his place to live. A bleak Raymond Carver story about an alcoholic that works because it cast the shockingly...
  • The birth of a Twitter trend: #replacebooktitleswithbacon

     
    Lots of great book titles with bacon! And if you've seen too many go by on Twitter lately, blame Carolyn Kellogg and Elissa Schappell....
  • Theater review: 'The Christmas Present' at Sacred Fools Theater

     
    Guy Picot's dark British comedy "The Christmas Present" has its U.S. premiere at Sacred Fools Theater. Margaret Gray reviews....
  • Review: Ryan Adams at Walt Disney Concert Hall

     
    Ryan Adams performed the first of two sold out nights at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts was there to review it....
  • Book place: Printers Row Fine & Rare Books

    Book place: Printers Row Fine & Rare Books
    The place: “There's something about being able to be transported out of the ordinary into the real,” says Printers Row Fine & Rare Books bookseller John LaPine of his love of literature. When you enter the Victorian-styled store, it feels like...
  • Book review: 'Bound' by Antonya Nelson

    Book review: 'Bound' by Antonya Nelson
    Bound A Novel Antonya Nelson Bloomsbury: 232 pp., $25 One pleasure of reading Antonya Nelson is that she brings the careful language and control of literary fiction to uncontrolled, rough-and-tumble lives. Mixing the admittedly bourgeois undertaking...
  • The Western sage

    The California writer Wallace Stegner is well known to readers for novels such as "Angle of Repose" and "Crossing to Safety." But Stegner had another dimension, as an advocate for a literary West -- especially the West of mountains and desert and big...
  • 'Both Ways is the Only Way I Want it' by Maile Meloy

    Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It Stories Maile Meloy Riverhead: 224 pp., $25.95 If that pebble rolling around in your shoe were in fact a diamond, it would still cause a blister. And so it is with the stories of Maile Meloy's collection, "Both...
  • Raymond Carver revisited in 'Collected Stories'

    Raymond Carver revisited in 'Collected Stories'
    Collected Stories Raymond Carver Library of America: 1,020 pp., $40 When does an act of reclamation cease to be about restoration and become about something else? That's the question raised by "Collected Stories," the Library of America's new...
  • In 'Nothing Right,' writer Antonya Nelson homes in on modern life's contradictions

    The house Antonya Nelson shares with her husband, writer Robert Boswell, and their two grown children, Noah, 18, and Jade, 21, is doeskin adobe, built in 1910, surrounded by dusty, shaded sage plants. Inside, there is color everywhere: flowers, pottery,...