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  • Festival of Books: American poets make their debut on forever stamps

     
    The U.S. Postal Service made a special delivery Saturday at the L.A. Times Festival of Books' Poetry Stage: It rolled out the first-day issue of commemorative stamps dedicated to 20th century poets. The midday first-day issue ceremony drew an audience.......
  • 'Mad Men' recap: A little something on the side

     
    On "Mad Men," Megan's decision to leave the agency creates trouble for Peggy....
  • Critic's Notebook: Of 'Mad Men' and a long-lost Beatles cartoon

     
    In what must be the most talked-about licensing of a song in television history, "Mad Men" ended its Sunday episode with "Tomorrow Never Knows," the last track on the Beatles' 1966 album "Revolver." Acquired for a reported $250,000, this track capped an...
  • 'Will You Take Me as I Am: Joni Mitchell's Blue Period' by Michelle Mercer

    Will You Take Me as I Am Joni Mitchell's Blue Period Michelle Mercer Free Press: 240 pp., $24.99 When Joni Mitchell thinks about confession, two things come to mind: witch hunts and Catholic priests. To be held up as the exemplar of confessional...
  • Ayelet Waldman, 'Bad Mother'

    At the moment, Ayelet Waldman's biggest fear is mountain lions. Specifically, having her throat ripped out by one. She's also afraid of sharks and, dare she say it, her husband, Michael Chabon, dying of cancer. While we sit talking in the writing studio...
  • Speak, memory

    Speak, memory
    In the early stages of writing my memoir "Slow Motion," I packed my bags and prepared to spend a month at Yaddo, an artists' community in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. I had never been to Yaddo before and was feeling intimidated. James Baldwin, Truman Capote and...
  • Paperback Writers: A view from the 'Heights'

    Paperback Writers: A view from the 'Heights'
    Emily Brontė died in 1848, aged 30, leaving only one published book and some poems. That book, of course, is "Wuthering Heights" (recently issued in new editions, by Penguin and HarperCollins), a novel so strange and powerful that it sinks into the...
  • 'Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor' by Tad Friend

    'Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor' by Tad Friend
    Tad Friend's "Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor" is a memoir of growing up in the once unassailable American ruling class -- and of a long personal struggle to shed some of the emotional baggage such a lineage conferred....
  • 'The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis'

    'The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis'
    The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 740 pp., $30 These days, when literature springs from mere experience and memoirs are justified by a change in eating habits, it seems fitting to remark on the heritage of...
  • Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath's son, Nicholas Hughes, has killed himself, 46 years after his mother committed suicide and almost 40 years to the day after his stepmother, Assia Wevill, did the same. He was 47. Plath's son, who was not married and had no children,...
  • Long-lost Ted Hughes poem focuses on Sylvia Plath's suicide

    Long-lost Ted Hughes poem focuses on Sylvia Plath's suicide