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  • Our 12 favorite non-book literary oddities on EBay

     
    Inspired by Salinger's toilet -- which was listed for sale on EBay for $1 million -- Jacket Copy decided to see what other literary-ish items are currently for sale on the site. What we discovered? The doozy dozen. The first......
  • The anti-Valentine's book: 'Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love'

     
    For those who prefer Valentine's Day with a taste of Schadenfreude: the book Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love....
  • The Reading Life: Revisiting 'Mildred Pierce'

     
    Reading Mildred Pierce, book critic David L. Ulin says, proves James M. Cain was not a great hard-boiled novelist but a great novelist period....
  • Summer reading: The big list

     
    Choice summer reads selected by the book editors at the L.A. Times...
  • Happy birthday, Marilyn Monroe

     
    Happy 85th birthday, Marilyn Monroe, reader of Ulysses and Bertrand Russell....
  • C'est vrai? Camus was killed by the KGB?

     
    Did the KGB cause the car wreck that killed Albert Camus?...
  • Five summers, memorable for the reading

    1974: Unhappy at summer camp, I holed up in my bunk and read Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Bernard Malamud's "The Natural." The camp might have been awful, but the books were anything but. 1980: In June, I attended a writers conference at UC...
  • Theatre Y offers imaginative look into outcasts

    Theatre Y offers imaginative look into outcasts
    "Exiles" *** Until this spring, Chicago's Theatre Y focused exclusively on Romanian playwright Andras Visky, with productions of "Juliet: A Dialogue About Love" and "I Killed My Mother," both of which have toured internationally. But the company...
  • The stitching hour

    The stitching hour
    Fashion students get used to pulling all-nighters in the studio as deadlines approach. But heading into the 11th annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence recently, Maribel Dinwiddie thought she could rest easy, knowing her last loose thread had been...
  • An appreciation: Carlos Monsivais

    An appreciation: Carlos Monsivais
    Carlos Monsiváis wasn't a "pundit," although he spoke and wrote with biting irony and insight about politics. He wasn't a "talking head" either, although he regularly appeared on TV shows in his native Mexico to offer erudite yet unstuffy thoughts about...
  • 'Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone'

    'Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone'
    Bitter Spring A Life of Ignazio Silone Stanislao G. Pugliese Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 426 pp., $35 "Fontamara" and "Bread and Wine," Ignazio Silone's passionate novels of peasant life and political awakening, are iconic works for anyone who...
  • 'Masterpiece Comics' by R. Sikoryak

    'Masterpiece Comics' by R. Sikoryak
    In my favorite panel of R. Sikoryak's "Masterpiece Comics" (Drawn & Quarterly: 66 pp., $19.95), Superman -- recast as Meursault, the protagonist of Albert Camus' 1942 novel "The Stranger" -- attacks a priest in his jail cell while crying out: "Don't waste...