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  • 'Shocking True Story' by Henry E. Scott

    'Shocking True Story' by Henry E. Scott
    Anyone familiar with James Ellroy's "L.A. Confidential," or the razor-sharp film adaptation, will recall the sleazy magazine whose insatiable desire for nasty stories about Hollywood celebrities drove the plot. Ellroy called it Hush-Hush, but his model...
  • Raymond Carver revisited in 'Collected Stories'

    Raymond Carver revisited in 'Collected Stories'
    Collected Stories Raymond Carver Library of America: 1,020 pp., $40 When does an act of reclamation cease to be about restoration and become about something else? That's the question raised by "Collected Stories," the Library of America's new...
  • Charles Dickens speaks to 21st century's hard times

    To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
  • Tom Wolfe to receive the National Book Foundation's highest honor

    Tom Wolfe to receive the National Book Foundation's highest honor
    Tom Wolfe is one of the reasons I got into journalism and, really, into writing in general. His pieces mixed facts and traditional reporting with striking personal accounts and interesting literary techniques in way that appeased both my type-A...
  • "The Privileges: A Novel" by Jonathan Dee

    "The Privileges: A Novel" by Jonathan Dee
    "The Privileges: A Novel" By Jonathan Dee Random House 272 pages, $25 The late Mrs. William F. Buckley Jr.—that splendid, long-reigning demigoddess of New York social life-- would have had little patience for Adam and Cynthia Morey, the charmed and...
  • Authors & Ideas: 'The Silent Season of a Hero' by Gay Talese

    Authors & Ideas: 'The Silent Season of a Hero' by Gay Talese
    What is it, Gay Talese is asking, about sports? It occupies a messy, emotional territory in which we embrace, and, just as easily, discard, heroes. "It's not just losing the game," Talese reflects, voice etched with the soft syllables of southern New...
  • Book review: 'The Confession' by John Grisham

    Book review: 'The Confession' by John Grisham
    If only life moved along at the same clip as a John Grisham novel. Beginning writers should study him the way budding composers study Brahms or Pachelbel. He is a master at pacing, even if that doesn't always make up for some of his shortcomings. His...
  • 'Hitch 22' by Christopher Hitchens

    'Hitch 22' by Christopher Hitchens
    Hitch-22 A Memoir Christopher Hitchens Twelve: 448 pp., $26.99 With the possible exception of Tom Wolfe and Maureen Dowd's, Christopher Hitchens' marvelous byline is the most archly kinetic in current-day American letters. Every article, review and...
  • When it paid to photograph hard truth

    When it paid to photograph hard truth
    < The 10 photographers in "Engaged Observers," opening June 29 at the Getty Museum, are at once storytellers, witnesses, advocates for justice, investigative journalists, consciousness raisers, evidence gatherers and educators. They're also something...
  • Analysis: 'Too Big to Fail' captures the frustration of government officials and the arrogance of Wall Street leaders

    Analysis: 'Too Big to Fail' captures the frustration of government officials and the arrogance of Wall Street leaders
    Midway through the HBO docudrama "Too Big to Fail," the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York despairs that ordinary Americans "have no idea the whole thing is about to fall down." He's referring not to the stock market, which already was plunging...
  • MOCA's 'Art in the Streets' gets the big picture wrong

    MOCA's 'Art in the Streets' gets the big picture wrong
    Is graffiti the most influential art movement since Pop burst on the scene in 1962? That's the head-turning claim made by "Art in the Streets," a controversial exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The show has been drawing the ire of social...