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  • Rae Armantrout's probing new collection

    Rae Armantrout's probing new collection
    The only time I met the poet Rae Armantrout, a few years ago, I escorted her from her hotel to the lecture hall at the University of Chicago where she was to read. We chatted, and she mentioned that she had a new book coming out. I asked her what it was...
  • Book calendar events for the week of February 27, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Tamim Ansary: The author of "Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes" will discuss and sign his new book. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 2 p.m. Free...
  • CBS' madcap 'Chaos' pits spy versus spy

    In a pivotal moment of the Friday, April 1, premiere of CBS' "Chaos," CIA agent Rick Martinez eats a live scorpion. Surrounded by a band of machete- and gun-wielding rebels, in the middle of a desert, he's putting them on notice that he's crazy tough....
  • Discoveries: 'Leaving Van Gogh' by Carol Wallace:

    Discoveries: 'Leaving Van Gogh' by Carol Wallace:
    Leaving Van Gogh A Novel Carol Wallace Spiegel & Grau: 268 pp., $25 "Vincent wrote once in a letter that a man who commits suicide turns his friends into murderers. What does that make me?" writes Dr. Paul Gachet in Carol Wallace's riveting...
  • Book calendar events for the week of April 17, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Leo Braudy: The author of "The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon" will discuss and sign his new book. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175....
  • Dean Young's New Book of Presto Change-o Poems

    Dean Young's New Book of Presto Change-o Poems
    Poet Dean Young has got it all going on. His poems inhabit a world where John Ashbery and Billy Collins hang out together in collusion — and what better place to be if you want to court favor with highbrow and middlebrow readers alike? That's...
  • Poetry magazine well-versed in criticism

    Poetry magazine well-versed in criticism
    Poetry makes nothing happen. So saidW.H. Auden. Who never lived in Chicago. Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...
  • Cheating Margarito deserves beatdown from Miguel Cotto

    Cheating Margarito deserves beatdown from Miguel Cotto
    Let's dispense with the cordial pat on the gloves before the bell, and let the fists fly from the get-go. Antonio Margarito doesn't deserve anybody's respect. He doesn't even deserve to be in the ring. He is boxing's dirty laundry, soiled and stained....
  • Best Bets: Literary Events

    Best Bets: Literary Events
    Tom Wolfe: The once-and-again “new journalist” and novelist will release his latest book, “Back to Blood,” on Oct. 23. What does this have to do with South Florida? Well, according to Wolfe himself, everything. “Miami is...
  • Poetry's Rock Stars Light Up Sunken Garden

    Poetry's Rock Stars Light Up Sunken Garden
    When hundreds of people showed up for a outdoor poetry reading in Farmington in 1992, causing a traffic jam, "it dawned on us," said an organizer, "this was going to be a yearly thing." That was an understatement. That first blockbuster evening has...
  • Garrison Keillor envisions radio (but not bookish) retirement

     
    Garrison Keillor plans retirement from radio, but not books....