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  • Matthew McConaughey, Michael Connelly talk 'The Lincoln Lawyer' over beers

    Matthew McConaughey, Michael Connelly talk 'The Lincoln Lawyer' over beers
    Matthew McConaughey has just cracked open his second Corona when the man wearing Mardi Gras beads and a Village People policeman's cap approaches his car. "Do you know Duane?" the inebriated-looking man asks with suspicion, poking his head inside the...
  • Back story: Susan Straight's familial bonds stand test of time

    Back story: Susan Straight's familial bonds stand test of time
    Biraderi. The other night, my cellphone rang at one a.m. My nephew Sensei said, "Auntie. You told me to call." "Yup," I said. "And?" "I'm alive." "Excellent." Only two serious rules, my three daughters kept telling him: Don't eat chocolate or red...
  • 'The Wake of Forgiveness': an excerpt

    'The Wake of Forgiveness': an excerpt
    The blood had come hard from her, so much of it that, when Vaclav Skala awoke in wet bed linens to find her curled up against him on her side, moaning and glazed with sweat, rosary beads twisted around her clenched fingers, he smiled at the thought that...
  • Cord-blood donation encouraged

    Cord-blood donation encouraged
    To donate the stem cell-rich umbilical cord blood produced during the birth of her daughter, Jaime Feaster of Lake Charles, La., would have had to drive more than two hours to the nearest hospital equipped to collect it. That's a long way to go when you'...
  • The plain truths of Oscar winners

    The plain truths of Oscar winners
    Ozark waitresses turned boxers. Los Angelenos battling over racial and social inequality. Boston's criminal element and a do-gooder detective. A West Texas cowboy and a satchel of money. A slum kid from India and a game show. Bomb specialists in Iraq...
  • Coping with altitude sickness

    Coping with altitude sickness
    With Labor Day only a few days away, many families will be traveling this weekend. Some are heading to the mountains, or maybe camping and hiking in a national park. Others may be headed for adventures in South America or even Asia and encounter higher...
  • Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush

    Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush
    The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant." Since then, what we might...
  • Words & Ideas

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Sean Wilentz: The author of " Bob Dylan in America" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. MONDAY Michael Cunningham: The...
  • Book review: 'The Conservative Assault on the Constitution' by Erwin Chemerinsky

    Book review: 'The Conservative Assault on the Constitution' by Erwin Chemerinsky
    Southern Californians with a taste for politics or public policy probably know Erwin Chemerinsky best as the reliably liberal voice in countless left-right radio and television debates about timely legal questions or as a key contributor to Los Angeles...
  • Book review: 'The Confession' by John Grisham

    Book review: 'The Confession' by John Grisham
    If only life moved along at the same clip as a John Grisham novel. Beginning writers should study him the way budding composers study Brahms or Pachelbel. He is a master at pacing, even if that doesn't always make up for some of his shortcomings. His...
  • Book review: 'Djibouti' by Elmore Leonard

    Book review: 'Djibouti' by Elmore Leonard
    Djibouti A Novel Elmore Leonard William Morrow: 280 pp., $26.99 Elmore Leonard's latest novel, his 44th, takes him beyond America's shores, way outside the criminal turfs — Detroit, Miami, Hollywood — he more or less owns, deep into...