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  • L.A. Times Festival of Books: The music of the written word

     
    In his new book, "Attack of the Difficult Poems," poet and literary thinker Charles Bernstein writes, "the alphabet is frozen sound." Maybe one of the ways you unfreeze it is to link all those letters together to make words, a......
  • Getty acquires Harald Szeemann archive and library

     
    Harald Szeemann Archive and Library heading to Getty Research Institute...
  • Monster Mash: 'Spider-Man' creative team talks damage control; lost Da Vinci painting identified

     
    New 'Spider-Man' creative team discusses their rescue mission...
  • Personal Playlist: Patti Smith listens to opera — and Adele

     
    Patti Smith can’t stop listening to Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep.’ She’s been busy touring, accepting awards for ‘Just Kids,’ acting in a Law & Order’ episode and writing a crime novel....
  • Gregorio Luke to talk about controversial murals

     
    David Alfaro Siqueiros (on July 31), Diego Rivera (Aug. 7) and Jose Clemente Orozco (Aug. 14) are topics of Gregorio Luke's mural series....
  • Getty Museum acquires set of Herb Ritts photographs

     
    As of last month, the Getty Museum did not have a single image by Herb Ritts in its extensive photography collection. Now it has 69 black-and-white images by the late L.A. fashion photographer valued close to one million dollars, acquired from his...
  • Getty acquires rare, illuminated Bible from 1200s Italy

     
    The Getty Museum says it has acquired a prized illuminated medieval Bible from Italy. The 750-year-old work will go on display in December....
  • David Mitchell's Edo-era Japan enters the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    David Mitchell, a prize-winning literary novelist with strong experimental credentials, enters the L.A. Times bestseller list this week at No. 2 with his new novel, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet." The De Zoet (pronounced "de-Zoot") of the title.....
  • Nudity ban on YouTube? But what if it's art?

     
    When it comes to enforcing its policy on artistic nudity, YouTube has been behaving lately like a helicopter parent with too many problem children on its hands. YouTube, which is owned by Google, officially forbids users from posting videos to......
  • A squid attacks this week's L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Southern California is feeling squiddy this summer. China Miéville's "Kraken," set in London, enters the L.A. Times hardcover fiction bestseller list this week at No. 15. "Kraken" begins when a giant squid disappears from an exhibit; the museum curator's...
  • 'Eat, Pray' L.A. Times bestseller again

     
    Elizabeth Gilbert, devastated after her marriage failed, went to Italy, India and Indonesia to recover and to try to rediscover something about herself. Her immersion in food, faith and the paradise of Bali sounds like a pretty good start at......
  • Critic's Notebook: Patti Smith on friendship and creative ferment

     
    Nostalgia is never more suspect than when the person romantically harking back is too young to have experienced the era firsthand. But reading Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids," a tender recollection of her coming of age as a singer-songwriter alongside......