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  • Frugalista, recessionista -- what kind of 'ista' are you?

    Frugalista, recessionista -- what kind of 'ista' are you?
    A true fashionista would rather bloat than be caught using last season's prefix. Case in point: The frugalista is the new "it" -ista for the ultimate style maven. How to pick her out of a sample-sale lineup? "She is a woman trying to adjust to the...
  • Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson

    Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson
    Edward Anderson had a strange and sad career. He was born in Texas in 1905 and grew up in Oklahoma, serving his apprenticeship as a journalist on a small paper in Ardmore, Okla. Restless, he worked as a deckhand on a freighter, plied his fists as a...
  • UC Press publishes wine books to fill a gap

    UC Press publishes wine books to fill a gap
    July 2, 2008 This month, University of California Press releases William A. Ausmus' "Wines & Wineries of California's Central Coast," one of six wine books the Berkeley-based academic press will publish this year and the 23rd wine-focused book...
  • Charles Bamforth stirs the pot as UC Davis' professor of beer

    Charles Bamforth stirs the pot as UC Davis' professor of beer
    MEET THE Anheuser-Busch Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at UC Davis. The what? There's a professor of beer in that teeming nest of winemakers? Indeed there is. He's Charles Bamforth, chairman of the department of food science and technology, a...
  • The year's best paperback reissues

    The year's best paperback reissues
    In "First as Tragedy, Then as Farce" (Verso: 158 pp., $12.95), the philosopher and cultural-theorist Slavoj Zizek uses his razzle-dazzle postmodern intellect to probe the economic catastrophe of 2008. Capitalism is an ideology, Zizek argues, and the...
  • Favorites 2009: Stories of California and beyond

    Favorites 2009: Stories of California and beyond
    The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson (Viking) A richly reported, closely observed account of the clash of ideals and gallery of historic candidates leading up to the election of a lifetime....
  • 'The Complete Fairy Tales' by Charles Perrault

    'The Complete Fairy Tales' by Charles Perrault
    The Complete Fairy Tales Charles Perrault Translated from the French by Christopher Betts Oxford University Press: 256 pp., $29.95 There's no reliable way to score the game, but it's at least arguable that the European fairy tale has been the...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Oct. 4, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $25.99) Harvard professor Robert Langdon uses his symbology skills to find a missing Freemason in Washington, D.C. || 2 || || 2. || The Help by Kathryn...
  • 'Oxford Revisited' by Justin Cartwright

    Oxford Revisited Justin Cartwright Bloomsbury: 222 pp., $18 Travel writing is a category filled with subsets and divisions, but there are two principal modes. The first is that of discovery -- a voyager sets out to find a place that he or she has never...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Sept. 6, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone: $25.99) The wars of the Plantagenets, who ruled England before the Tudors, enmeshed with the mystery of the missing princes in the Tower of...
  • Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan defends his views

    Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan defends his views
    Liberal Muslim or closet fundamentalist? Peaceful intellectual or militant in sheep's clothing? Tariq Ramadan has been called all these things -- and more -- by his friends and foes. Whatever the truth, the Swiss-born Oxford University professor ranks...
  • 'Hergé: The Man Who Created Tintin' by Pierre Assouline

    'Hergé: The Man Who Created Tintin' by Pierre Assouline
    With his plus-four knickers, button nose and "squiff" hairdo, Tintin ranks as one of the most recognizable and best-loved characters in comics. However, his creator, Georges "Hergé" Remi (1907-83), remains "an elusive figure," as Pierre Assouline notes in...