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  • Book review: 'Tabloid City' by Pete Hamill

    Book review: 'Tabloid City' by Pete Hamill
    Tabloid City A Novel Pete Hamill Little, Brown: 278 pp., $26.99 There's murder and mayhem in Pete Hamill's latest novel, "Tabloid City," but the real victim in his book is the print journalism that Hamill knows and loves so well. This ticking time...
  • Why we read

    Why we read
    There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor. I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...
  • '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...