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  • Arne Naess, Norwegian philosopher, dies at 96

    Arne Naess, Norwegian philosopher, dies at 96
    Arne Naess, a Norwegian philosopher who coined the term "deep ecology" to indicate that humans are no more important than other species, ecosystems or natural processes, died Jan. 12 in Oslo. He was 96. Naess founded the deep ecology movement in 1973...
  • Discoveries: In praise of our blue planet

    Discoveries: In praise of our blue planet
    Deep Blue Home An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean Julia Whitty Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 256 pp., $24 Julia Whitty has a way of observing nature that is not self-referential. She writes with humor, reverence, true curiosity and an unfettered...
  • John McPhee's new book gets personal

    John McPhee's new book gets personal
    There's a fault line opening in John McPhee. After 28 books and countless essays, he is giving us, bit by bit, a more personal sense of who he is. In a recent, beautiful piece for the New Yorker, he combined an essay on pickerel with memories of his...
  • Food books, a feast of ideas

    Food books, a feast of ideas
    There's a Calvinist streak marbling the fat of any good American eater: One hand giveth and the other taketh away. I should. I shouldn't. Pleasure and pain. I want it but I shouldn't have it. This is a good time to reflect on just how American our...
  • Reasons to shiver: New in paperback

    "The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. III" edited by Philip Gourevitch (Picador) "Have you found any professional criticism of your work illuminating or helpful? Edmund Wilson, for example?" asks Julian Jebb, the guy sent by the Paris Review to interview...
  • Artist Bruce Nauman skywrites over Pasadena

     
    Down on the ground, it was a Saturday morning pretty much like any other in the Arroyo Seco's Brookside Park, a stone's throw from Pasadena's Rose Bowl. Kids were playing soccer, vendors hawked ice cream, families were heading to the......
  • 'Mad Men': 'Seven Twenty Three'

     
    So, no one lost a foot this episode. Come on, you blood-thirsty animals, we canâ??t have a severed extremity every show. For those counting the violent acts, Don was clocked in the back of a head by a seemingly future......
  • Tea Party footnotes

     
    A couple of musings about the Tea Party convention in Tennessee: I'm puzzled by the disgruntled reaction among Tea Partiers to the fact that the convention charged money to attend -- about $550, it's been reported -- and that the convention organizer...
  • 200 Great Books for Young Americans

     
    “This Should Be Quite a Story!!” April 3, 1960: The Times’ Sunday supplement, This Week magazine, features its annual reading program with a list of “200 Great Books for Young Americans,” ages 14 to 18. I’m always fascinated by what people...
  • Ed Begley Jr.: Big green man

    Ed Begley Jr.: Big green man
    I once tried to pick up Ed Begley Jr. Before your mind dives for the gutter, it was 2004, not long after Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor, and I rented a Hummer to write about whether it was all that its most famous fancier believed it to be. I...
  • Chemicals: Our champions, our killers

    Ihave leukemia. Those must be among the most frightening words in the English language. My particular form of the disease, called acute myeloid leukemia, was diagnosed a few weeks ago. It was a shock but not a complete surprise. About a year ago, I was...