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  • 'Grand Budapest Hotel' special among Oscar-nominated screenplays

    'Grand Budapest Hotel' special among Oscar-nominated screenplays
    This year's Academy Award-nominated screenplays in the "adapted" category include a trio of variously effective and affecting whitewash jobs based on real people ("American Sniper," "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything"); a ripping melodrama taken from a short film designed to raise money for a feature-length version in the wings ("Whiplash"); and "Inherent Vice," Paul Thomas Anderson's valiant, idiosyncratic go at the Thomas Pynchon noir.
  • Slaughterhouse 90210: Where high meets low

     
    Slaugterhouse 90210, a tumblr blog and column at Details, takes images from pop culture and captions them, hysterically, with literary quotes. A picture of Crockett (Don Johnson) and Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) from "Miami Vice" is accompanied by...

    Margaret Atwood's apocalyptic humor

     
    With "The Year of the Flood," Margaret Atwood presents another story of our apocalyptic future. Reviews of "The Year of the Flood" all seem similarly amused (for the new novel has many touches of humor), admiring, perhaps also a little...

    National Book Awards include McCann, Eggers, Vidal

     
    The National Book Award for Fiction went to Colum McCann for his novel "Let the Great World Spin," a story of New York in 1974 that doubles as an allegory of 9/11. It was the final award at the black-tie...

    Favorite fiction of 2009 from the L.A. Times

     
    There are 25 books in the list of the Los Angeles Times 2009 fiction favorites. It includes some authors you might expect -- Orhan Pamuk and Alice Munro -- as well as new talents like Maile Meloy, above. LA Times...