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Culture MonsterChristopher Hawthorne's Reading L.A. series continues with D.J. Waldie's spare, poetic 'Holy Land'...
Jacket CopyDana Spiotta is interviewed by Carolyn Kellogg for the L.A. Times. Dana Spiotta is the author of "Stone Arabia."...
After "The Catcher in the Rye" exploded onto the literary scene in 1951, author J.D. Salinger had what every writer yearns for -- money, fame and critical acclaim. "Catcher" became a touchstone for the teenage culture just emerging in post-World War II...
Last Night in Twisted River A Novel John Irving Random House: 558 pp., $28 The opening passages of "Last Night in Twisted River" recycle John Irving's signature themes at such dizzy speed, it's as though the author were ticking boxes. New England?...
Tags: Family, Philip Roth, Literature, Arts and Culture, Richard Ford
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelHere's an interesting choice by a young actor making interesting choices — post ‘Twilight' fame. Robert Pattinson has signed on to play the lead in edgy auteur David Cronenberg's next film, “Cosmopolis.” The “History of...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelColin Farrell was out, so Robert Pattinson is in. Marion Cotillard is out. Might Keira Knightley be in? That from Indiewire, which isn't alone in wondering if the David Cronenberg adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel is going to be all that, what with...
Tribune reporterWednesday marked the autumnal equinox - meaning that it is now officially fall. Despite the recent schizophrenic weather, there have been some signs that autumn is upon us: The start of the school year, the color changing leaves and the return of the...
Tribune cultural critic"A Visit From The Goon Squad" By Jennifer Egan Knopf, 288 pages, $25.95 Jennifer Egan's decision to render portions of her new novel, "A Visit From the Goon Squad" (Knopf), as a PowerPoint presentation is: Clever. Edgy. Groundbreaking. The novel by...
Los Angeles Times Book CriticOtherwise Known as the Human Condition Selected Essays and Reviews Geoff Dyer Graywolf: 422 pp., $18 paper "Almost as soon as I began writing for magazines and newspapers," Geoff Dyer tells us in the introduction to "Otherwise Known as the Human...
Tags: Journalism, John Cheever, Mass Media, Arts, Book
Nick Digilio began reviewing movies on The Roy Leonard Show in 1985. He started as "the guy who likes bad movies" (reviewing Critters, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, and the like). He studied at Columbia College and Roy saw him at a few screenings,...
Jacket CopyOn New Year's Eve, E.L. Doctorow, Don DeLillo and other writers gathered on the steps of the New York Public Library to call for the release of Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo. On Christmas Day, Liu had been sentenced to 11......
Jacket CopyBased in Santa Fe, N.M., the Lannan Foundation quietly provides generous grants to writers, visual artists, indigenous peoples and those working for greater cultural freedom. It hosts a reading series along those lines -- with a pretty stellar lineup --.....
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