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  • 'So Much for That: A Novel' by Lionel Shriver

    'So Much for That: A Novel' by Lionel Shriver
    So Much for That A Novel Lionel Shriver Harper: 438 pp., $25.99 Toward the end of her gleefully mutinous new novel, "So Much for That," Lionel Shriver reveals the provenance of her beleaguered protagonist's name, Shep Knacker. In bygone England, a...
  • Suzuki GSX-R1000 is fast to adjust to surroundings

    Suzuki GSX-R1000 is fast to adjust to surroundings
    I'VE never gone so fast on a motorcycle. My top speed: 163 mph. Actually, my top speed wasn't really mine. It was AMA racer Chris Ulrich's. I was just hitching a ride at the tail end of a track day to see what the 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 can do in a pro'...
  • New atom-smasher generates hope, fear

    Michelangelo L. Mangano, a respected particle physicist who helped discover the top quark in 1995, now spends most days trying to convince people that his new machine won't destroy the world. "If it were just crackpots, we could wave them away," the...
  • 2008 summer reading list

    2008 summer reading list
    June 8, 2008 Editor's Note: It's a perennial question for the summer months, what to read? Here you'll mind more than 50 titles in fiction andƒononfiction, organized according to the months when they'll be published. Books are listed in alphabetical...
  • Barton Gellman's portrait of Dick Cheney, "Angler," among the big winners

    Winners of the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Friday night before an audience gathered in the Chandler Auditorium of the Los Angeles Times building. Robert Alter, the author of 22 works on the Bible, literary modernism and contemporary...
  • Virgin's Richard Branson unveils passenger spaceship model

    Virgin's Richard Branson unveils passenger spaceship model
    New York Entrepreneur Richard Branson today unveiled a model of the spaceship he hopes will be the first to take paying passengers into space on a regular basis next year. Branson, whose Virgin Galactic is one of several commercial enterprises vying...
  • Obama's Medals of Freedom: 'Change'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama, attempting to spotlight several "agents of change,'' today announced that he will bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, on a cast of living and deceased figures...
  • God, in books: Richard Dawkins, R. Crumb and making the case for God

     
    In books this Sunday, we look at God. And may lightning not strike us by beginning with Richard Dawkins, mobbed by fans at an atheist convention. Susan Salter-Reynolds talks to him about his new book. In "The Greatest Show on......
  • Opera review: Philip Glass' 'Kepler' has U.S. premiere at BAM

     
    The starry sky is regular subject, spiritual circumstance or actual setting of Philip Glass’ work. His latest opera, “Kepler,” given its American premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Wednesday night, is about the German astronomer who...
  • For precocious kids: Santa Claus and wormholes

     
    Santa has a thriving holiday subgenre: As Web columnist Sonja Bolle wrote in last Sunday’s Word Play column, many new books are devoted not just to retelling old, familiar tales but also to telling about his “secret life” — where......
  • Los Angeles Times Names Book Prize Winners For 2008

    LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2009 – On the eve of the nation's largest public literary festival, the Los Angeles Times (latimes.com) tonight honored the year's most accomplished authors with its 29th Annual Book Prizes (www.latimesbookprizes.com) ceremony at...