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  • Shimmering prose, insinuating insights

    Shimmering prose, insinuating insights
    Among the advantages of the iPad or other e-reader is that no great book need ever again suffer the sad fate of my paperback copy of "Art and Ardor" by Cynthia Ozick. The essay collection was published in 1983, but by the time it came to me, plucked from a bookstore's bargain bin, two decades had passed and damage had been done.
  • 'Trishna' review: Beauty and the east

    'Trishna' review: Beauty and the east
    **1/2 (out of four) "Trishna" opens as if it could be an Indian cousin of "The Hangover," as Jay (Riz Ahmed of "Four Lions") and his fellow vacationing dudes either lounge and laugh freely or lay around nursing the night before. Few of the women in this...

    Rebooting culture: a heady start to Saturday

    On the "Rebooting Culture" panel at the Festival of Books on Saturday, L.A. Times Book Editor David Ulin opened the discussion by recognizing this moment in time as one of intense cultural shifts, affecting readers, writers and narrative itself. The...

    English pubs in literature -- can America compete?

    British author Richard Francis is a novelist and a scholar -- this fall, Yale University press will publish his book "Fruitlands: The Alcott Family, the Englishmen, and Utopia" about the Transcendentalists, particularly Bronson Alcott (father of Louisa...

    February mayoral election will see no clowning around

    Thank Spanky. When Chicago voters go to the polls Feb. 22 and receive a ballot with a long list of names of ethnically and ideologically diverse mayoral candidates, they can offer up silent expressions of gratitude to Ray Wardingley (right),...