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  • Championing reviews this week: Magic Johnson and Larry Bird; China and the U.S. economy; J.M. Barrie and more

     
    It is, reviewer David Davis writes, nearly impossible to find two opposing superstars whose sports careers became as linked as Larry Bird's and Magic Johnson's. In 1979, when Bird was a college senior and Johnson a junior, they led their......
  • Peter Biskind on Warren Beatty: Was his theme song 'You're So Vain' or 'Just a Gigolo'?

     
    Of all the many spellbindingly jaw-droppingly dishy anecdotes in Peter Biskind's new Warren Beatty biography, "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America," I was found myself especially astounded--in a "what would a therapist make of this" kind of way--by...
  • Celebrity mugshots receive their artistic close-up at Hollywood's ArcLight

     
    The ultimate anti-glamour pose and every publicist's nightmare, the celebrity mugshot is our TMZ culture's shortcut to collective schadenfreude. So long as stars continue to collide with the law, we'll have these unflattering images as fodder for easy...
  • Barbara Kingsolver wins 2010 Orange Prize

     
    In London on Wednesday evening, American Barbara Kingsolver beat out homecountry favorite Hilary Mantel for the 15th Annual Orange Prize for fiction. Kingsolver's book "The Lacuna" was a surprise winner over Mantel's "Wolf Hall," which has taken many...
  • Erasing Barry Bonds from baseball history

    'The Commissar Vanishes" is not your usual coffee-table book. Using photographs, it shows how Josef Stalin systematically erased memories of his chief political opponents from the history of the Russian revolution. In one photo, the dictator appears...
  • Viva Mexico City!

    Anyone who climbs to the top of the ancient Pyramid of the Sun gets seven years of good luck, according to my guide Gabriel Perez. After I returned from my breathtaking ascent up what is called the world's third largest pyramid, Perez said: "Now you'll...