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Los Angeles TimesSince her death on Aug. 5, 1962, hundreds of books about Marilyn Monroe have been published by various writers, ranging from famous names such as Norman Mailer, Gloria Steinem and Joyce Carol Oates, to people who worked with her on movie sets. With so...
Tags: Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Steinem, Arthur Miller, Arts, Feminism
People Who Eat Darkness The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished From the Streets of Tokyo — and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up Richard Lloyd Parry FSG Originals: 464 pp., $16 paper Americans have an advantage in reading "People Who Eat...
Tribune NewspapersA funny thing happens when a retired journalist brings his 20-plus years of word craft to fiction writing — namely, the birth of a 12-year-old boy named Max, whose angles are shaped by David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer and the author himself,...
Los Angeles Times Book CriticFor much of the 1980s, beginning when I was in college, I used to read a Hemingway book a year. The point was not self-improvement but rather a kind of exploration: What was it, exactly, about his writing that I'd missed? I had read "The Sun Also Rises"...
He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
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Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
Tribune NewspapersDavid Guterson has won 2011's Bad Sex in Fiction Award. The tongue-in-cheek prize was presented at a ceremony in London on Tuesday. As in years past, the award-winning author was not in attendance. Guterson was awarded the prize for writing a marathon...
Tribune NewspapersWhen architect and design firm owner Steve Kadlec was asked recently whether bookshelves were becoming obsolete in the iPad age, he wisecracked: "Who reads books? We buy them for pretty!" He was only half-joking. With digital competition, hardcover books...
Special to Tribune NewspapersThe suite at the Hotel Bel-Air where Bert Stern photographed Marilyn Monroe for her famous "Last Sitting" in 1962 no longer exists. It is now part of the elegant La Prairie Spa — rather apropos, as the often difficult star was well known for...
Tags: Naomi Watts, Julie Newmar, Celebrities, Michelle Williams, Book
RedEyeAfter filming NBC’s “The Playboy Club” and Starz’ “Boss” in Chicago over the summer, Troy Garity misses the city. “I’m going through total Chicago withdrawal at the moment,” Garity, who also filmed...
Tags: Concerts, Michigan Avenue, Music, Henry Fonda, Twin Anchors
It Chooses You, by Miranda July (McSweeney's, 2011) The filmmaker/artist/poet/fiction writer Miranda July is well-known for her movies, whose moods share a kind of charming sincerity with that of her other work. Last month, July's first attempt at...
Tags: Miranda July, Music, Dave Eggers, Cormac McCarthy, Joan Didion
Jacket Copy2011's Bad Sex in Fiction award went to David Guterson's "Ed King," a modern retelling of the Oedpius story....
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