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  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of November 28, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. MONDAY Christian Lander: The author of "Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, From Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup,...
  • Book review: A writer in search of good material

    Book review: A writer in search of good material
    A Life Like Other People's A Memoir Alan Bennett Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 256 pp., $22 In 1966, Alan Bennett was just beginning the career that would endear him to his native England as one of the country's most prolific and acclaimed playwrights....
  • Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram

    Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram
    Brute The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine Robert Coram Little, Brown; 349 pps., $27.99 "Brute" examines the life and career of U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, the complex and controversial officer whose role in shaping the modern...
  • Book reviews: Discoveries

    Book reviews: Discoveries
    The Poetry Lesson Andrei Codrescu Princeton University Press: 128 pp., $19.95 This book, with its punishing, dread-inspiring title and pleading skeleton on the cover, is actually one of the funniest, most irreverent you'll read this year. Part memoir,...
  • Popular kids get flu first

    Popular kids get flu first
    It's not easy being popular — at least, not when you have to worry about your higher risk of catching the flu. According to a study published online Wednesday in PLOS One, people who rank high in social groups tend to contract infections sooner...
  • At Test Kitchen, the menu is in constant flux

    At Test Kitchen, the menu is in constant flux
    The dimly lighted dining room pulses with gritty hip-hop and clanking silverware as diners eagerly await what's being constructed in a kitchen filled with tattooed chefs, steam and sharp focus. A bartender wearing blinged-out earrings swaggers over to a...
  • The Review: Cleo at the Redbury Hotel

    The Review: Cleo at the Redbury Hotel
    This, after all, being Hollywood, if SBE's Sam Nazarian is going to name a restaurant for the queen of Egypt, it's obligatory to vamp it up a little. Set in the crimson Redbury Hotel, a stone's throw from Hollywood and Vine, Cleo references the alluring...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Your Inaugural Schedule.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Because of scheduling weirdness, we're actually writing this piece on Monday night. Thus we do not yet know if Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett's swearing-in ceremony is going to take place in the warmth and the comfort......
  • Broward budget cuts: Getting less for more

     
    With another round of budget cuts coming to Broward for the new fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, maybe it's time to come up with a new slogan for the county. Some suggestions: --Doing less, charging more. --The city never......
  • Drinking with Tom Marioni, Ed Ruscha and friends at the Hammer Museum

     
    The San Francisco artist Tom Marioni has a motto that has served him well: The act of drinking beer with friends is the highest form of art. It’s the subtitle of his 2003 memoir: “Beer, Art and Philosophy.” It’s the......
  • Increased demand strains Los Angeles County food pantries

     
    Thousands of people turn to the Lutheran Social Services Community Care Center in Van Nuys every year for help putting food on the table. Last week, a sign went up on the door: “We’re sorry but we ran out of......