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  • Slaughterhouse 90210: Where high meets low

     
    Slaugterhouse 90210, a tumblr blog and column at Details, takes images from pop culture and captions them, hysterically, with literary quotes. A picture of Crockett (Don Johnson) and Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) from "Miami Vice" is accompanied by...
  • Margaret Atwood's apocalyptic humor

     
    With "The Year of the Flood," Margaret Atwood presents another story of our apocalyptic future. Reviews of "The Year of the Flood" all seem similarly amused (for the new novel has many touches of humor), admiring, perhaps also a little......
  • National Book Awards include McCann, Eggers, Vidal

     
    The National Book Award for Fiction went to Colum McCann for his novel "Let the Great World Spin," a story of New York in 1974 that doubles as an allegory of 9/11. It was the final award at the black-tie......
  • Favorite fiction of 2009 from the L.A. Times

     
    There are 25 books in the list of the Los Angeles Times 2009 fiction favorites. It includes some authors you might expect -- Orhan Pamuk and Alice Munro -- as well as new talents like Maile Meloy, above. LA Times......
  • 10 choice weed books

     
    On Tuesday, California moved a step closer to legalizing marijuana. The California Assembly's Public Safety Committee voted 4-3 to approve a measure that would make it legal for those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana......
  • Clobberin' Oscar Wilde

     
    In 1998, a Canadian comics fan sent letters to 10 illustrators asking for them to send him a sketch of their favorite literary figure, either a fictional character or a real-life author. After getting a few back -- including one......
  • The Tournament of Books launches

     
    Print your brackets! The Morning News' Tournament of Books 2010 has launched. Now in its sixth year, the Tournament of Books is a month-long book-focused basketball-style matchup. But where basketball teams have the relatively straightforward task of...
  • At SXSWi: A panel on the future of publishing

     
    Peter Miller, a publishing professional and used bookstore owner, is blogging for Jacket Copy from the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. This morning I was chastised for suggesting that last year's publishing panel unearthed the depths of SXSWi'...
  • Festival of Books: mystery writer T. Jefferson Parker

     
    T. Jefferson Parker is the author of popular mysteries set in Southern California; his latest, "Iron River," takes his protagonist Charlie Hood back and forth across the border into Mexico. He'll be at the LA Times Festival of Books on......
  • It's not too late for the obligatory 4/20 book post

     
    Today, April 20, is 4/20, or four-twenty, or 4:20, a phrase whose origins are hazy but which basically has something to do with smoking marijuana. Four-twenty has entered legend, despite the fact that smoking pot isn't legal -- for now,......
  • Archive review: David Foster Wallace's 'Infinite Jest'

     
    On Friday, we posted Ron Currie Jr.'s remembrance of reading "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace. Now acknowledged to be a seminal work of postmodern literature, and the thing that turned many Wallace readers into devotees, "Infinite Jest" arrived in....
  • '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......