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  • Book Review: 'The Art of Cruelty'

    Book Review: 'The Art of Cruelty'
    The Art of Cruelty
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    Al Alvarez: "The Biggest Game in Town" (Picador) Back in the early 1970s, Al Alvarez wrote "The Savage God," a study of suicide which contributed in no small part to the mythology that came to surround his friend, the great poet Sylvia Plath. A poet...

    Rebecca Campbell looks back

    Rebecca Campbell looks back
    Childhood is a time of joy and of terror, and even as adults we hardly fathom the forces that shaped us. Some seek answers in therapy; Rebecca Campbell tackles the questions through art. Her new solo show at L.A. Louver, "Poltergeist," flexes multiple...

    Salinger, Pynchon & Co.: When writers are recluses

    They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's 'Myth'

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's 'Myth'
    Like one of those dreams that are simultaneously frightening and alluring, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's "Myth," which received its U.S. premiere at UCLA's Royce Hall on Friday night, trades in things that don't quite add up, a strategy that proves -- perhaps...