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Postcards from FloridaMoldy Peaches member Adam Green is presenting his debut art show, Teen Tech, at the Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery in New York. The exhibit consists of a dozen sculptures of plaster, papier-mâché, or papier-mâché and mixed...
At least since whoever wrote "The Arabian Nights" invented postmodernism, we have been visited by metafiction — literature folding in on itself to address its own fictionality. At its best we get "Don Quixote," "Tristram Shandy," Jorge Luis Borges'...
There's a certain type of reader — often also a writer, with a leaf-fring'd MFA — who has it all figured out. The realist novel is a scam, a factory producing cardboard imitations of bourgeois life. This is the person at the party who mentions...
Things to know about our book club The Inquiring Minds Book Group was started 16 years ago by a teacher going on maternity leave who wanted to keep connected to friends and create opportunities for intellectual stimulation. We pride ourselves on in-depth...
Tags: Jhumpa Lahiri, Michael Chabon, Bram Stoker
Los Angeles Times Book Critic-------------------- Winter Journal Paul Auster Henry Holt: 230 pp., $26 -------------------- The most evocative passage in Paul Auster's "Winter Journal" comes early in the book. "Yes, you drink too much and you smoke too much, you have lost teeth...
Our club is made up of all men ranging in age from 27 to 43. Most of us are business professionals, although we do have a couple of starving artists in the group. We have been meeting monthly in coffee shops on the city's North and South Sides for...
Tags: Richard Price, Cormac McCarthy, Mark Twain
The French novelist Michel Houellebecq is possibly best known for pissing off Muslims and for endorsing sex tourism. Add to that a reputation for crazy boozing, and the guy doesn’t win loads of sympathy. (A mini flap over the author’s...
The golden age of the documentary is upon us, and to recognize this, the Avon Theatre hosts a monthly Documentary Night. This Wednesday, the film in question will be Charlotte Rampling: The Look, in which the famous actress reminices about her career...
One thing to know about your book club: Our book club evolved from a one-woman photography show by one of the founders. She asked if we might want to gather informally once a month to discuss books. Six original members led to our current 10 who have been...
Los Angeles TimesThe Night Bookmobile A Graphic Novel Audrey Niffenegger Abrams Comicarts: 40 pp., $19.95 What would a library of your entire life's reading contain? What kinds of material — not just books, but anything you've ever read, such as instruction...
Tags: Jane Austen, Bob Marley, Audrey Niffenegger, Fiction
Fame A Novel in Nine Episodes Daniel Kehlmann Pantheon: 192 pp., $24 Daniel Kehlmann's novel "Fame" includes what must be one of the most hackneyed sex scenes I've read this year. It begins with the narrator musing, "I desired her so much I would have...
Tags: Entertainment, Los Angeles Times, Book, Television
Los Angeles Times Book CriticSunset Park A Novel Paul Auster Henry Holt: 312 pp., $25 Halfway through Paul Auster's 16th novel, "Sunset Park," a writer named Renzo Michaelson mentions to his publisher, Morris Heller, a concept he has for "an essay about the things that don't...
Tags: Human Rights, Baseball, Sports, William Wyler, Henry Holt
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