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  • Book news: Carlos Fuentes, Gastronomica, L.A. Kings and more

     
    Though the publishing business slows down on Fridays, interesting book news does not. Guernica has a previously unpublished interview with Carlos Fuentes, who died May 15 at age 83, conducted in 2008. "I am a writer," he says. "I spend......
  • Mexican presidential hopeful flubs book question

     
    Enrique Peña Nieto, the front-runner in Mexico's presidential race, stumbled in a high-profile way at a world-class book festival on Saturday, when, over several minutes, he appeared unable to correctly name a book that's influenced his life besides the...
  • Theater review: 'All My Sons' at the Matrix

     
    A review for the Los Angeles Times of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at the Matrix Theatre. Anne Gee Byrd and Alex Morris lead the nontraditionally cast production. By Daryl H. Miller....
  • Two sentenced in post-Lakers championship violence

     
    Two Los Angeles men have been sentenced to 90-day jail terms and yearlong probation for participating in a June melee after the Lakers' NBA championship victory, officials said Wednesday. Mark Hull, 20, and Carlos Fuentes, 22, were two of at......
  • Mexican music party at the Hollywood Bowl turns L.A. into one giant border town

     
    A few years ago, the Tijuana-born Mexican American writer Luis Alberto Urrea astutely observed that "Every American city is now a border town." It follows that, thanks to endless waves of Mexican immigration, every U.S. pop music concert is, increasingly,...
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: Reaction in Latin America turns on Nobel winner's political views

     
    Now that Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature, an award seen as a victory for Spanish-language and Latin American letters, comes the backlash over the Peruvian author's politics. Vargas Llosa, 74, known for his novels such as "The...
  • 5 Men Sentenced to Jail for Attacks Following Lakers Victory

    5 Men Sentenced to Jail for Attacks Following Lakers Victory
    LOS ANGELES -- Three men accused of battling with police during the violence that errupted after the Lakers' NBA championship victory in June will be spending the next several months behind bars, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office. Gerry...
  • Carlos Fuentes, Latin American Literary Giant, Dies in Mexico

    Carlos Fuentes, Latin American Literary Giant, Dies in Mexico
    MEXICO CITY -- The prize-winning writer Carlos Fuentes, modern Mexico’s greatest novelist and indefatigable author of screenplays, stories and often-scolding commentaries, died Tuesday at a hospital in Mexico City. He was 83. The national culture council...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • True New Yorker

    True New Yorker
    About two years ago, when rats came down from a lowquat tree and began scratching around and scuttling around in the crawl space beneath our Venice home, I made my wife laugh (and wince) by reading to her from Joseph Mitchell's classic 1944 New Yorker...
  • Barbara Kruger goes back to school

    Barbara Kruger goes back to school
    LA JOLLA -- As your eyes plot the final few steps down the central staircase in UC San Diego's new student center, they land on a red terrazzo text panel that reads: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror." Not exactly a soft landing but...
  • Carlos Monsivais dies at 72; Mexican author and activist

    Carlos Monsivais dies at 72; Mexican author and activist
    Carlos Monsivais, Mexico's preeminent man of letters and a highly regarded critic of the nation's social and political adventures for half a century, died Saturday after a long struggle with lung disease, the government health ministry announced. He was...