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  • Book review: 'This Must Be the Place' by Kate Racculia

    Book review: 'This Must Be the Place' by Kate Racculia
    This Must Be the Place A Novel Kate Racculia Henry Holt: 354 pp., $25 During his lifetime, the artist and sculptor Joseph Cornell established a celebrated career by creating shadow boxes filled with eclectic assemblages of random objects that...
  • Book review: 'Akata Witch' by Nnedi Okorafor

    Book review: 'Akata Witch' by Nnedi Okorafor
    Akata Witch A Novel Nnedi Okorafor Viking: 352 pp., $17.99, ages 12 and older The protagonist at the center of the young-adult novel "Akata Witch" lives in many worlds. She is, in the truest sense, African American: Nigerian by ancestry, American by...
  • Eli Broad says Grand Avenue will be site of new contemporary art museum

    Eli Broad says Grand Avenue will be site of new contemporary art museum
    In a move that adds another contemporary art museum to the city's busy art scene, Eli Broad announced formally Monday that he would build his Broad Collection museum downtown and chose a blue-chip New York architecture firm to design it. By choosing to...
  • In Sunday books: This author's got U-Haul on speed dial

    In Sunday books: This author's got U-Haul on speed dial
    Brooke Berman makes a left off Sunset Boulevard onto Larrabee and begins to recount, warmly, a home she once occupied in West Hollywood. "This was one of the best apartments I've had in L.A.," she says as we approach a place a few blocks from Book Soup,...
  • Astral Weeks: Why worry? It's all taken care of in the future

    Astral Weeks: Why worry? It's all taken care of in the future
    It's Wednesday morning, oops, afternoon, and the deadline for this month's column is sort of breathing down my neck, but I'm actually not that worried about writing this review of Charles Yu's time-travel novel, "How to Live Safely in a Science...
  • Critic's Notebook: Eli Broad and the Diller Scofidio + Renfro museum design

    Critic's Notebook: Eli Broad and the Diller Scofidio + Renfro museum design
    The news that New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has finally, officially been named architect of the new Broad Collection museum in downtown Los Angeles proves a couple of things quite clearly. One is that in a design competition as constrained and...
  • John Hawkes wants to get impersonal

    John Hawkes wants to get impersonal
    John Hawkes would prefer that you, dear reader, not get to know him too well. Nothing personal, you understand. It's just that Hawkes, known for playing Sol Star in HBO's "Deadwood" and Bugsy in "The Perfect Storm" opposite George Clooney, believes...
  • Crimes grow in rich Appalachian soil

    Crimes grow in rich Appalachian soil
    Say the word "Appalachia" in some variant or another and the probability is pretty high that someone will come back with a humorous remark — or one he or she thinks is funny, but isn't. It's a region that stretches as far north as the state of New...
  • Book review: 'The Sonderberg Case' by Elie Wiesel

    Book review: 'The Sonderberg Case' by Elie Wiesel
    The Sonderberg Case A Novel Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson Alfred A. Knopf: 178 pp., $25 Elie Wiesel's "Night," a memoir of Auschwitz and Buchenwald that is a pillar of Holocaust literature, is read by schoolchildren all...
  • Book review: 'The Lampshade' by Mark Jacobson

    Book review: 'The Lampshade' by Mark Jacobson
    Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the 20th century's most influential philosophers, famously remarked: "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent." Pirke Avot, the only Talmudic tractate to deal exclusively with ethical and moral questions,...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...