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Upton Sinclair

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  • Sister Carrie

    Sister Carrie
    Frank Doubleday publishes Theodore Dreiser's novel that helps establish an enduring Chicago tradition: fiction in the raw, tawdry but compassionate. Published on this date, Theodore Dreiser's "Sister Carrie" was among the most auspicious debuts in...
  • 'There Will Be Blood'

    'There Will Be Blood'
    "THERE Will Be Blood," the joint venture between actor Daniel Day-Lewis and director Paul Thomas Anderson, might be the most incendiary combination since the Molotov cocktail. Though it can be over the top and excessive, this morality play set in the...
  • Scripters tap 'Atonement,' 'Wild,' 'Country,' 'Blood' and 'Zodiac'

    Scripters tap 'Atonement,' 'Wild,' 'Country,' 'Blood' and 'Zodiac'
    The author-screenwriter teams behind "Atonement," "Into the Wild," "No Country for Old Men," "There Will Be Blood" and "Zodiac" have been named finalists for the 2008 USC Libraries Scripter Award. Scripter is presented annually by the USC Libraries to...
  • National critics society draws 'Blood'

    National critics society draws 'Blood'
    “There Will be Blood,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic tale of oil, power and greed, was named best picture of 2007 Saturday by the National Society of Film Critics. The complex and ambitious adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s “Oil!” also won best director for...
  • 'Dreamers in Dream City' at Autry National Center

    'Dreamers in Dream City' at Autry National Center
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Douglas, Eli Broad, Amelia Earhart, George Ellery Hale and countless other like-minded souls shared a common thread: They ventured west to pursue their dreams of fame, fortune, a better life or creative freedom and left a...
  • Cutting through the din of the dotcom age

    Cutting through the din of the dotcom age
    During the last decade, more than ever before, writers faced the challenge of cutting through the noise. The new millennium began with the enduring influence of W.G. Sebald: his marriage of word and image somewhere deep in the reader's subconscious; his...
  • 'A Bright and Guilty Place' by Richard Rayner

    'A Bright and Guilty Place' by Richard Rayner
    A Bright and Guilty Place Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age Richard Rayner Doubleday: 270 pp., $25 Everything has its counterpart. For every piece of matter there is a like piece of antimatter, for every movie star there is or...
  • The Net and the news

    The Net and the news
    It's an article of faith among newspaper journalists that our work is the foundation upon which television and radio news programs are built. After all, broadcasters don't spend nearly as much on reporting as their print competitors do. So you can imagine...
  • 'Mr. America,' by Mark Adams

    'Mr. America,' by Mark Adams
    Mr. America How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet Mark Adams Harper: 292 pp., $25.99 Before Jack LaLanne and Jane Fonda, an odd man with an odd name reigned as America's...
  • Monrovia is rooted in nature and in family

    Monrovia is a mix of muckraker and Mayberry. It was once home to exposé-writing Upton Sinclair. Today, older neighborhoods of moderately priced homes on tree-lined streets attract families. Called the "Gem City of the Foothills," it is bounded by the...
  • Staging our political reality

    Staging our political reality
    So here I am, deep in Oregon's Willamette forest, darkness falling, the rain getting heavier, my unsuitable shoes leaking copiously and the map provided by Cascadia Forest Defenders turning to papier-mache in my hands. I am searching for a group of tree-...