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  • Artists return to MOCA board

    Artists return to MOCA board
    Capping 12 months that moved from a potential loss of independence to a chance at a fresh start under new museum director Philippe Vergne, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art announced the return Tuesday of trustees John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and...
  • Ozarks contribute a dread-soaked setting to 'The Weight of Blood'

    Until a few years ago, the only Ozark novel I could even name was Wilson Rawls' 1961 dead dog classic, "Where the Red Fern Grows." Then in 2010 Daniel Woodrell's "Winter's Bone" was made into an Oscar-nominated movie featuring Jennifer Lawrence as a...
  • 'Cycle of Lies,' 'Wheelmen' take different paths in Lance Armstrong story

    'Cycle of Lies,' 'Wheelmen' take different paths in Lance Armstrong story
    The cycling section of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., is vast. And as you stand before it, as I did recently, it's easy to split the volumes into distinct categories: before doping and after. In the first realm rest the hagiographies and how-to tomes...
  • Going back to Lagos in Teju Cole's 'Every Day Is for the Thief'

    Imagine a patient, observant and precise writer like the late W.G. Sebald reborn as a Nigerian exile, returning to and then wandering about that country's teeming and chaotic cultural capital, Lagos. That, in broad strokes, is the voice of the narrator of...
  • 'Age of Radiance' adds depth and drama to the nuclear age

    'Age of Radiance' adds depth and drama to the nuclear age
    Early in his new history of humanity's embrace of nuclear energy and radiation, Craig Nelson writes about the impoverished 19-year-old Manya Sklowdowska and her lover, Casimir Zorawski, the eldest child in a wealthy Polish farming family for whom she...
  • 'The Next Tsunami' examines our short-term memory about disasters

    'The Next Tsunami' examines our short-term memory about disasters
    "It seems that the more 'advanced' a society becomes, the shorter its memory," suggests geologic oceanographer Chris Goldfinger late in Bonnie Henderson's riveting "The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast." "Native Americans not only have a memory of...
  • 'The Crusades of Cesar Chavez' is a frank look at an imperfect leader

    Those intent on hero worship will detest Miriam Pawel's honest, exhaustively researched biography of Cesar Chavez, the charismatic leader and founder of the United Farm Workers who famously led strikes and boycotts to improve the lot of grape pickers in...
  • Faith-Based 'The Ether - Vero Rising' Set as Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    Hollywood veteran Larry A. Thompson is developing a movie version of recently published faith-based novel "The Ether -- Vero Rising." Thompson is looking to go into production before the end of the year on "The Ether" as a possible franchise starter. He'...
  • Super agent Andrew Wylie calls Amazon publishing 'idiocy'

    Super agent Andrew Wylie calls Amazon publishing 'idiocy'
    The legendary literary agent Andrew Wylie, known as "The Jackal" for his comes-out-swinging business and negotiating tactics, has long professed his distaste for the book-and-everything-else retailer Amazon. Wylie has represented many of the biggest...
  • Got a complaint? Kurt Andersen will see you now

    Got a complaint? Kurt Andersen will see you now
    The line between fantasy and fact has always been blurry for Kurt Andersen. The BarbieWorld casino in Las Vegas, the TV show of obituaries called “Finales,” the helicopter journalism on the Chopper Channel, Adam Sandler’s remake of the...
  • Review: 'Divergent' plays it by the book, a winning strategy

    Review: 'Divergent' plays it by the book, a winning strategy
    From Harry Potter to Bella Swan to Katniss Everdeen, the hottest phenomenon in publishing these days is young adult fiction about risk takers who dare to go their own way. So it's more than a little ironic, if predictable, that films made from these...