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  • Review: 'Deep Down Dark' by Hector Tobar

    Review: 'Deep Down Dark' by Hector Tobar
    When I was a child, I enjoyed visits to the doctor because of the long waits in the waiting room. There, stacked high on small tables, were battered copies of Reader's Digest, each containing a single gem: a "Drama in Real Life," a true-life story of a...
  • Review: 'The Prince of Los Cocuyos' by Richard Blanco

    Review: 'The Prince of Los Cocuyos' by Richard Blanco
    One of life's great challenges is finding a home: not just a physical home, but a sense of being at home — at home in your culture, at home in your country, at home with the people you love, and — maybe most important — at home with...
  • Denis Johnson's carefully arranged derangement

    Denis Johnson's carefully arranged derangement
    Denis Johnson tends to let his work speak for itself. Since the publication of his debut novel, "Angels," in 1983 he's written some of the most essential books in contemporary American literature, but he doesn't often talk about them. "My general policy,"...
  • Michael Connelly sends Harry Bosch into 'The Burning Room'

     Michael Connelly sends Harry Bosch into 'The Burning Room'
    Twenty-two years ago, Michael Connelly introduced the world to Harry Bosch, a determined cop with a haunted past and a heart of gold. Bosch was an old soul at the start of "Black Echo," a homicide detective in his early 40s with an infamous, colorful...
  • 30 spooktacular Halloween freebies and dining deals

    30 spooktacular Halloween freebies and dining deals
    Stores and restaurants are offering spooktacular freebies and dining deals on Halloween on Friday. Some offers, good at participating locations, are valid through Sunday. As the skeleton would say, bone appetit! Bass Pro: Free 4X6 photos and...
  • George Clinton's funk chronicle, 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George'

     George Clinton's funk chronicle, 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George'
    George Clinton's memoir features aliens, spaceships, George W. Bush, grown men wearing diapers and platform shoes, and a wealth of stories about some of the seminal music Clinton and his collaborators in the Parliament-Funkadelic collective have made...
  • A gripping 'One Million Steps' examines Marines in Afghanistan

    A gripping 'One Million Steps' examines Marines in Afghanistan
    In the preface to "One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War," Bing West announces that "this is my sixth and final book about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan." If so, West has clearly left the best for last: a gripping, boot-level account of Marines in...
  • J.K. Rowling explains Dolores Umbridge in new post on Pottermore

    For a Halloween gift, J.K. Rowling has explained the origins of her frightening witch, Dolores Umbridge. In a long post on Pottermore, the official online community for Harry Potter fans, Rowling explains that Umbridge was based on a teacher of her own,...
  • A black teen is shot in Kekla Magoon's 'How It Went Down'

    A black teen is shot in Kekla Magoon's 'How It Went Down'
    Kekla Magoon's riveting postmortem account of a tragic shooting is as familiar a scenario in contemporary urban YA fiction as it has been in recent national headlines. "How It Went Down" opens seconds after a white bystander, Jack Franklin, guns down...
  • 'Elsa Schiaparelli': Fashion designer too elusive for words

    'Elsa Schiaparelli': Fashion designer too elusive for words
    Among the many remarkable aspects of designer Elsa Schiaparelli's remarkable life — she became a world-famous couturier without knowing how to sew, collaborated on sartorial projects with Surrealists like Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau, raised her...
  • To write and die in L.A.

    To write and die in L.A.
    To pay tribute to London's literary dead, tourists go to Highgate Cemetery. In Paris, it's Père Lachaise. But in Los Angeles, boot up the GPS — our writerly dead authors are buried all over town, befitting L.A. sprawl. Down in Rancho Palos Verdes,...