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  • Discoveries: 'The Physics of Imaginary Objects' by Tina May Hall

    Discoveries: 'The Physics of Imaginary Objects' by Tina May Hall
    The Physics of Imaginary Objects Tina May Hall University of Pittsburgh Press: 160 pp., $24.95 In hard times, as you well know, fewer risks are taken when it comes to potential profit and potential loss. In the publishing world, this means less...
  • Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson

    Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson
    The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson Random House: 622 pp, $30 It was an all-too-familiar dispatch from a particular time and place. The Clarks, a young black family of four, were trying to improve...
  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of August 15, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich SUNDAY Lina Lecaro: The author of " Los Angeles' Best Dive Bars" will present and sign her new book. Book Soup 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. Rhapsodomancy Reading Series:...
  • Discoveries: 'Proust's Overcoat' by Lorenza Foschini

    Proust's Overcoat The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust Lorenza Foschini, translated from the Italian by Eric Karpeles Ecco: 128 pp., $19.99 Things can make you happy. Jacques Guérin, a French perfume magnate, had a passion for...
  • A closer look: How Ecstasy harms

    A closer look: How Ecstasy harms
    Los Angeles is earning a reputation as a hotbed of raves — those dance parties that sometimes last all night and feature pulsing electronic music, light shows and recreational drugs. In addition to drawing tens of thousands of young people to...
  • L.A.'s string of indie labels succeeds with a jack-of-all-trades approach

    L.A.'s string of indie labels succeeds with a jack-of-all-trades approach
    Part of a series of occasional articles. Two weeks ago, rock band Arcade Fire landed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts with its third album, "The Suburbs." For the band's devoted fans as well as some online music prognosticators, hitting the top...
  • Book review: 'Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession' by Craig Childs

    Book review: 'Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession' by Craig Childs
    Finders Keepers A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession Craig Childs Little, Brown: 288 pp., $24.99 Once upon a time, hiking in the desert, you found an artifact; an arrowhead, a piece of a pot, a fragment of bone. You picked it up, put it in...
  • Word Play: Confessions of a graphic-novel convert, or, the perfect bat mitzvah gift

    Word Play: Confessions of a graphic-novel convert, or, the perfect bat mitzvah gift
    I am a latecomer to graphic novels. Years ago, my truly literary friends tried to turn me on to the groundbreaking art of the "Sandman" books (Neil Gaiman and various artists) and "Love and Rockets" (Los Bros. Hernandez). I admit I felt about those...
  • L.A. Phil to transmit performances to HD-equipped movie theaters

    L.A. Phil to transmit performances to HD-equipped movie theaters
    In a bold venture that the Los Angeles Philharmonic hopes will boost its "national brand" recognition and help raise the profile of classical music from Manhattan to Orange County, the orchestra next year will transmit live performances of three of its...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow walks a fine line with 'Country Strong'

    Gwyneth Paltrow walks a fine line with 'Country Strong'
    This summer, programmers at Go Country 105 radio in Los Angeles unveiled a new single called "Country Strong" and asked listeners to guess who was the twangy alto belting out lines about how she's "hard to break, like the ground I grew up on." ----------...
  • A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees

    A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees
    In his songs, Randy Newman has invented enough characters to stock a season's worth of Broadway musicals. Regretful lovers. Scared school boys. Unreconstructed rednecks. Blissfully smug Angelenos. An oddly contemporary Karl Marx. And, of course, short...