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Interview: Author Don Winslow and The Kings of Cool

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Kings of Cool picks up the story of the Savages trio -- the weed-dealing Ben, Chon and Ophelia -- a few years before Savages. Prequel? Not exactly -- at least writer Don Winslow doesn't look at it that way.

L.A. Times Festival Of Books: The Stars Come Out To Celebrate Books (PHOTOS)

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coggins

To my mind, the two authors at the festival who best represented where the industry has been and where it could be headed were Herman Wouk and Dave Eggers.

Movie Review: Brooklyn's Finest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Once upon a time, movies like Brooklyn's Finest were part of the mainstream. Tough and sorrowful, they offered flawed heroes, usually cops with tarnished ideals.