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  • The Rising Star: Andrea Riseborough ascends in 'W.E.'

    The Rising Star: Andrea Riseborough ascends in 'W.E.'
    Madonna may be the most famous name associated with "W.E.," the romantic drama she directed that premiered at the Venice Film Festival in late summer. But the woman everyone could be talking about after the film comes out on Dec. 9 is someone rather different: Andrea Riseborough, a 30-year-old British actress who steals the show.
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Tiffany Shlain, wired in

    Patt Morrison Asks: Tiffany Shlain, wired in
    Like one of those faster-than-light particles that's gone before you can see it, filmmaker and tech innovator Tiffany Shlain zips from the virtual to the real and back again. The Bay Area native whom Newsweek named one of the women shaping the 21st...

    An accidental author

    The poet Allen Ginsberg, who liked to work quickly, had an oft-stated theory about writing: "First thought, best thought." Michael Henderson, a Huntington Beach resident who found himself out of a job early this year, never aspired to be the next...

    Opening the books on holiday gifts for readers

    In these tough economic times, books offer a great return on a gift-giver's investment. Relatively inexpensive, they provide hours of enjoyment for the recipient — if you make the right choice. Never fear: the Book Bag is here to help. Lovers of...

    George Whitman dies at 98; founder of legendary Paris bookshop

    George Whitman dies at 98; founder of legendary Paris bookshop
    George Whitman, the legendary founder of the Paris bookshop and literary institution Shakespeare & Co., died Wednesday. He was 98. The Left Bank bookshop was closed Wednesday, and a note on the door said Whitman had suffered a stroke a few months...