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  • David Mitchell's Edo-era Japan enters the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    David Mitchell, a prize-winning literary novelist with strong experimental credentials, enters the L.A. Times bestseller list this week at No. 2 with his new novel, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet." The De Zoet (pronounced "de-Zoot") of the title.....
  • Nudity ban on YouTube? But what if it's art?

     
    When it comes to enforcing its policy on artistic nudity, YouTube has been behaving lately like a helicopter parent with too many problem children on its hands. YouTube, which is owned by Google, officially forbids users from posting videos to......
  • A squid attacks this week's L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Southern California is feeling squiddy this summer. China Miéville's "Kraken," set in London, enters the L.A. Times hardcover fiction bestseller list this week at No. 15. "Kraken" begins when a giant squid disappears from an exhibit; the museum curator's...
  • 'Eat, Pray' L.A. Times bestseller again

     
    Elizabeth Gilbert, devastated after her marriage failed, went to Italy, India and Indonesia to recover and to try to rediscover something about herself. Her immersion in food, faith and the paradise of Bali sounds like a pretty good start at......
  • Critic's Notebook: Patti Smith on friendship and creative ferment

     
    Nostalgia is never more suspect than when the person romantically harking back is too young to have experienced the era firsthand. But reading Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids," a tender recollection of her coming of age as a singer-songwriter alongside......
  • Mona Simpson and the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Mona Simpson's "My Hollywood," a layered, literary take on motherhood and nannyhood, enters the L.A. Times bestseller list this week at No. 11. Simpson, who lives in Santa Monica, told Susan Salter Reynolds about what inspired her to create Lola,......
  • Zen in their bedside manner

    NEW YORK -- It was 8 a.m., and the subject was death. A 55-year-old man was wasting away from lung cancer and cirrhosis. His weight was plummeting and his brain was swelling. But he was in denial, refusing to discuss hospice care or consider a "do not...