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  • A criminal mind — or is it?

    A criminal mind — or is it?
    The headline blares: "Elderly Chicago woman found dead, mutilated." Four fingers of her right hand had been severed.
  • Book review: 'Nom de Plume' by Carmela Ciuraru

    Book review: 'Nom de Plume' by Carmela Ciuraru
    "The obvious trouble with pen names … even with the most inspired and impressive ones, was that they somehow failed to convey truly the full extent of one's literary genius," said Romain Gary, the great French filmmaker and novelist, among other...

    Book calendar events for the week of February 27, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Tamim Ansary: The author of "Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes" will discuss and sign his new book. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 2 p.m. Free...

    29 literary films to fill your holidays [Updated]

     
    A list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010.

    From the Stacks -- 'Ride the Pink Horse'

     
    Out of curiosity, I picked up this paperback for 50 cents at the Southern California Library’s book sale because the 1947 movie based on Dorothy B. Hughes’ novel is often mentioned as a classic film noir, and of course it’s...