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The Secret Behind L.A.'s Literature

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A '20s renaissance developed around Jake and his bookstore next to the downtown library and in his Echo Park digs. Later after the war Anais Nin, and presumably Henry Miller and Bukowski, hung around in the very same hills of Echo Park.

Have You Made Your Arrangements?

Francis Levy | Posted 11.24.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

At a certain point you're going to plan that gathering which you won't be able to attend. You're going to make your final arrangements. How will you ...

Q&A With Nicole Krauss, Author of Great House and The History of Love

Elana Estrin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books
Elana Estrin

While studying art history in graduate school, novelist Nicole Krauss spent hours in the library researching Rembrandt, only to find that she preferred imagining the details of his life instead.

Authors Who Are Famous For The Wrong Book

guardian.co.uk | John Self | Posted 09.18.2011 | Books

Why is it that the book for which an author is best known is rarely their best? If history is the final judge of literary achievement, why has a title...

Spotted Reading In Public: What Have We Seen You Reading Recently? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From a book about Charles Manson's murder trial to Steve Martin's autobiography, we saw you reading quite the wide array of books in the past few week...

Books That Crush Intolerance

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Henry Adams

With a nod to Santayana, many feel that history's greatest lesson is the ability it can afford one to travel back in time, to discover one's self, in ...

Eunice Frost: The Largely Forgotten Editor Of Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh

Telegraph | Gaby Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

She brought Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh and Dorothy L Sayers to the masses and revolutionised the way we read, yet the life of Eunice Frost, the Pengu...

Top 10 Books With The Best Dialogue

The Guardian | Frederic Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Dialogue brings a novel to life. It is possible to compose fiction without it, just as Georges Perec was able to write an entire book without using t...

Are the Oscars Broken?

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I have to ask myself: if I were caught up in the bubble and swirl of the Oscars Campaign in Hollywood, would I actually find it rather thrilling? Or would I want to gag even more?

Defending Brideshead While Attacking the Media

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Why compare Brideshead Revisited to a sitcom like The Facts of Life? Perhaps because the late 70s and early 80s was a highpoint for the miniseries the likes of which we may never see again.