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Norris Church Mailer, an actress, model, author and painter who enjoyed and endured the ride of her life as the sixth and final wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer, died at her home in Brooklyn on Sunday. She was 61. Her death was...
Bill Bratton insists the steak tips on garlic toast weren't bad. But that's not to say he went to Elaine's on Manhattan's Upper East Side for the food. No one did. Elaine's was a scene, a clubhouse, an escape from the loneliness of the New York night...
Merriam-Webster defines memoir as a "narrative composed from personal experience." It may encompass the entirety of a person's life, or only a portion of it. This sets it apart from a traditional autobiography, which is usually a chronological account...
Tags: Texas, Arkansas, New York, Newport Beach, Patti Smith
Vance Bourjaily, a novelist and professor of writing who was part of the post- World War II generation of writers whose wartime experiences influenced their early work, has died. He was 87. Bourjaily, who was discovered by legendary editor Max Perkins,...
Tags: John Irving, Greenwich Village, Iowa, New York, Maine
Special to the Tribune'The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel' By Adam Langer Spiegel & Grau, 259 pp., $24 By their chunky glasses, facial scruff, skinny jeans, and iPhones you shall know them: New York’s latest crop of aspiring male fiction writers, fresh from the provinces...
Tags: Alice Munro, Documentary (genre), Sports, John Steinbeck, Health
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY William Gibson: The author will read and sign his new novel, "Zero History." Book Soup 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Noon. Free. (310) 659-3110. William Gibson: The author will read and...
'New Beginnings' at DeMossa Gallery Jovan Karlo Villalba's will feature his recent cinematic painting series "New Beginnings" through October 2 at DeMossa Gallery in Laguna Beach. The exhibit, which explores the natural and man-made world's...
Tags: Christianity, African Americans, Arts, Football, Minority Groups
< The 10 photographers in "Engaged Observers," opening June 29 at the Getty Museum, are at once storytellers, witnesses, advocates for justice, investigative journalists, consciousness raisers, evidence gatherers and educators. They're also something...
Missing a Beat The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim Edited and with an introduction by Mark Cohen Syracuse University Press: 296 pp., $29.95 We hear a disproportionate amount from the writers who "made it." The ones who hustled, stroked the right...
'Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture' and the questionable future of monster-size booksL.A. at HomeWhen 'The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture‚?? came out in 2004, it was quickly deemed a smashing success by booksellers and fans alike, despite the $160 price. The 14-pound tome was so successful, in fact, that late last year Phaidon...
Jacket CopyIt is said that when Proust was 13, he answered an English-language questionnaire, and at age 20 another one in French. These were kind of a parlor game, which he eventually popularized, asking guests and acquaintances about heroes and fears......
Jacket CopyOn Friday, Christie's will auction Cormac McCarthy's battered blue Olivetti typewriter, with proceeds going to the Santa Fe Institute, a nonprofit the author supports. "I have typed on this typewriter every book I have written including three not yet...
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