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  • Charles Dickens speaks to 21st century's hard times

    To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
  • Documentary tells full story of Hunter S. Thompson

    Documentary tells full story of Hunter S. Thompson
    OF COURSE, there were the drugs. And the drinking. And guns. And more drugs. Given his notorious lifestyle, it can be hard to keep in mind that Hunter S. Thompson was first and foremost a writer, a frontline chronicler of the promise and adventure of...
  • Why we read

    Why we read
    There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor. I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...
  • Death in a seaside paradise

    Death in a seaside paradise
    They are sons of La Jolla, five friends who came of age on the edge of the Pacific. They all played on La Jolla High School's football team. One was the defensive player of the year. Another was a star quarterback mentored by former pro standout Doug...
  • Where's Weldon?

    Where's Weldon?
    The poet Weldon Kees was born in Beatrice, Neb., in 1914, though what's best known about him is that on July 18, 1955, his car was found abandoned with the keys still in the ignition in a parking lot on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge....
  • Buildings the case

    Great architects are the enemies of history. They aspire to erase the visible past and to superimpose their own vision of the future. Ever since Baron Haussmann declared war on the back alleys of Paris in the mid-19th Century, replacing them with wide...
  • Tina Brown Does Tom Wolfe for HBO

    The work of a great American novelist may make its way onto HBO, with a little help from former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor Tina Brown. Brown, who signed a development deal with HBO earlier this year, and producer Bill Haber have begun developing a...
  • 'The Second Plane' by Martin Amis

    'The Second Plane' by Martin Amis
    IT would be too easy to read Martin Amis' slim book on Sept. 11 in a day and to dismiss it with a politically correct glare. The dozen essays, columns and reviews and two short stories in "The Second Plane: September 11, Terror and Boredom" are more...
  • "More Than It Hurts You," by Darin Strauss

    To say that Darin Strauss' chilling, insightful and bold new novel, "More Than It Hurts You," represents every parent's nightmare would not be exactly accurate. For the nightmares it conjures up are ones I hadn't even entertained before reading his book....
  • 'Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.'

    'Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.'
    To make a documentary, you must be passionate about the subject. But too much admiration can lead to a film with more of a fan's view than is good for it. Such is the case with "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson." Certainly there is a...
  • A coupla white dudes sitting around hating hippies, Panthers and liberals

    On Jan. 16, 1970, two of the most influential law enforcement leaders of the period the long-standing head of the FBI and the flamboyant, brilliant and irascible chief of the LAPD sat down to talk about the sorry state of society. This memo [pdf],...
  • I bet you think this post is about you

     
    The book "The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement" caught my eye at the office -- maybe because much of its cover is shiny and silver. It's designed to look like a mirror, I suppose -- you couldn't......