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  • Discoveries: 'Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian' by Avi Steinberg

    Discoveries: 'Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian' by Avi Steinberg
    Running the Books The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian Avi Steinberg Doubleday/Nan A. Talese: 400 pp., $26 "In the joint, they call me Bookie." They also call Avi Steinberg "the main book man. I like that. I can't help it. For an asthmatic...
  • Best Coast plays in the sand of a new California sound

    Best Coast plays in the sand of a new California sound
    Bethany Cosentino, the frontwoman of the Los Angeles three-piece Best Coast, didn't know how much she loved California until she moved to New York. In 2008, she enrolled in the writing program at the New School in Manhattan to follow her dream of becoming...
  • 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...
  • Book Calendar events for the week of January 30, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller: The legendary songwriting duo will present and sign their recent autobiography, "Hound Dog." Every Picture Tells a Story, 1333 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 6 p.m. Free....
  • At 51, David Shannon stays in touch with his inner child

    At 51, David Shannon stays in touch with his inner child
    There will be no peeking. No snitching. No playing with the Christmas ornaments. There will be no opening presents early. No staying up late waiting for Santa. And definitely no peeing of one's name in the snow. No, it isn't fair. That's just the way it...
  • Book review: 'Zombie Spaceship Wasteland' by Patton Oswalt

    Book review: 'Zombie Spaceship Wasteland' by Patton Oswalt
    Full disclosure: Comedian Patton Oswalt, author of a new book of personal essays and other flights of whimsy called "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," once invited me to his birthday party at the Lot, the former Warner Bros. studio in West Hollywood. Oswalt...
  • Movie review: "Viva Riva!"

    Movie review: "Viva Riva!"
    The best crime sagas are stories sparked by the thrill of shortsighted dreams that ultimately lead to a violent, messy end. Congolese writer-producer-director Djo Tunda Wa Munga's feature debut "Viva Riva!" is one such gangster drama, a nastily...
  • Book review: 'The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey' by Walter Mosley

    Book review: 'The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey' by Walter Mosley
    With his 30th novel, "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey," the fascinating Walter Mosley not only returns to top form, but also extends once again the boundaries of the hard-boiled suspense genre in which his best work always has been rooted. No other...
  • My Chemical Romance turns the page with 'Danger Days'

    My Chemical Romance turns the page with 'Danger Days'
    High in his ridgeline home, sitting on a porch that feels like a ledge, Gerard Way peered through cigarette smoke and the late-afternoon Pasadena haze as he searched his memory for the moment when his band, My Chemical Romance, shed its skin. "I think,"...
  • Discoveries: 'Stieg Larsson' by Kurdo Baksi

    Discoveries: 'Stieg Larsson' by Kurdo Baksi
    Stieg Larsson Our Days in Stockholm: A Memoir of a Friendship Kurdo Baksi, translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson Pegasus Books: 144 pp., $22 What does a writer leave behind? Unfinished work, clues about the creation of his characters,...
  • A life coach for every need

    A life coach for every need
    If you want to plant a garden, cook what you grow, find a husband, be a better husband, get a baby to sleep, get along with a teenager, get that teenager into college, get a divorce or lose 20 pounds, you don't have to go it alone. There's a coach to help...