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  • Book review: 'Comedy in a Minor Key' and 'The Death of the Adversary' by Hans Keilson

    Book review: 'Comedy in a Minor Key' and 'The Death of the Adversary' by Hans Keilson
    COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY A Novel Hans Keilson Translated from the German by Damion Searls Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 136 pp., $22 THE DEATH OF THE ADVERSARY A Novel Hans Keilson Translated from the German by Ivo Jarosy Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 208 pp....
  • Book review: 'A World Without Islam'

    Book review: 'A World Without Islam'
    A World Without Islam Graham Fuller Little, Brown: 336 pp., $25.99 One of the sadder consequences of the near decade of war and violence that has followed the attacks of 9/11 is that so many people are convinced that we are in a clash of...
  • Book review: 'The Cloud Corporation' by Timothy Donnelly

    Book review: 'The Cloud Corporation' by Timothy Donnelly
    The Cloud Corporation Timothy Donnelly Wave Books: 154 pp., $16 paper Like a favorite late-night DJ surfacing from the AM static one particularly desolate evening, Timothy Donnelly's "The Cloud Corporation," his first collection of poetry in seven...
  • Book review: 'The Finkler Question' by Howard Jacobson

    Book review: 'The Finkler Question' by Howard Jacobson
    Julian Treslove is having an identity crisis. He's not sure where he stands on circumcision, on Israel and Palestine, on Holocaust memorials, on pretty much every aspect of Jewish culture in contemporary London. But the real problem with Julian's identity...
  • Book review: 'Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends' by Tom Segev

    Book review: 'Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends' by Tom Segev
    "Revisionist" is a label that is sometimes used to praise and sometimes to bury a public intellectual. It is often applied to Israeli journalist and historian Tom Segev, who has courageously contrasted myth and reality when it comes to the Holocaust ("The...
  • David Ulin's favorite books of 2010

    David Ulin's favorite books of 2010
    FAVORITE BOOKS Here, in alphabetical order by title, are the 10 books that, over the last 12 months, most moved, inspired or beguiled me: my favorite books of 2010. "About a Mountain" by John D'Agata (W.W. Norton: 236 pp., $23.95). Willfully blurring...
  • Book review: 'When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone' by Gal Beckerman

    Book review: 'When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone' by Gal Beckerman
    When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry Gal Beckerman Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 598 pp., $30 If you think the Cold War is dead as the backdrop for any decent espionage story, you haven't read "When They Come for...
  • Movie review: 'There Be Dragons'

    Movie review: 'There Be Dragons'
    "There Be Dragons," most of which is set during the Spanish Civil War of the late 1930s, is supposed to be about the intersecting lives of a saint and a sinner. But it is a third man, a revolutionary, who nearly steals the show. Which might have been...
  • Foreign-language Oscar nominees portray true grittiness

    Foreign-language Oscar nominees portray true grittiness
    In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
  • Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")

    Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")
    Director Michel Leclerc and his co-writer Baya Kasmi illuminate the ethnic, racial and religious issues that have beset France from World War II to the present -- through, surprisingly, the unfolding of a classic romantic comedy plot. "Le Nom des Gens"...
  • To clear Occupy camp, LAPD uses new tactics

    To clear Occupy camp, LAPD uses new tactics
    When the end came, it came swiftly and with the shock of an overwhelming force. Hundreds of police officers in riot gear swarmed out of Los Angeles City Hall early Wednesday, batons across their chests, surprising and engulfing the Occupy L.A. protesters...