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  • Dave Tompkins reads from 'How to Wreck a Nice Beach' tonight at Skylight Books

     
    At its most elemental, the vocoder is an instrument of deception. A mode for veiled communication -- slang in binary code. The U.S and Russian militaries used it to compress and encrypt speech to elude enemy interception, but it soon......
  • Writer Yiyun Li named MacArthur "genius" Fellow

     
    Author Yiyun Li is a 2010 MacArthur Fellow, it was announced today. Li, who lives in northern California and is an assistant professor at UC Davis, was giddy when The Times reached her by phone. What will the fellowship mean......
  • Picking a winner? Harder than you think!

    By Marianne Wiggins The winners of the National Book Awards were announced this month -- did anyone notice? Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Golden Globe: award shows deemed worthy of TV. But what about the poor relation at the table -- books? Anybody want to...