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  • The Donald reveals his decision with humility (almost)

    The Donald reveals his decision with humility (almost)
    Rejected first draft of Donald Trump's final announcement about his political intentions in 2012. First, let me say how proud I am of myself for heckling Barack Obama until he produced the "long form" of his birth certificate, something no white...
  • Biblioracle: A real fool for poetry

    Biblioracle: A real fool for poetry
    Tomorrow is my least favorite minor holiday, April Fools' Day. The Internet tells me that the origin of April 1 being a day for this sort of so-called merriment may be Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," a book-length collection of stories written in...
  • 'Casual Vacancy' fails to conjure Harry Potter's magic

    'Casual Vacancy' fails to conjure Harry Potter's magic
    It's hardly shocking that the most fully realized characters in "The Casual Vacancy," J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults, are the youngest. Fats Wall, Krystal Weedon, Gaia Bawden, Andrew Price, Sukhvinder Jawanda: Even the names are vaguely...
  • Lincoln MKX's Maddening Volume Sliders

     
    I spent the past several days traversing Florida with my family for a long weekend retreat in Clearwater Beach. We happened to be driving the Lincoln MKX, which worked beautifully for our family in all ways but one: The touch-sensitive......
  • Florida voting: ‘It’s a freak show,’ Carl Hiaasen says

     
    Why can't Florida get voting right? “Basically it's because it's a freak show,” author Carl Hiaasen told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday. “It's sort of a 24-hour freak show. We are used to this. We don't expect anything to...
  • Karen Russell's higher ground

    Karen Russell's higher ground
    Karen Russell’s debut novel, “Swamplandia!” was one of the most-acclaimed books of 2011. NPR, Entertainment Weekly and the New York Times ranked it high on their year-end lists. HBO optioned it for a forthcoming series. The Pulitzer...
  • Not Just for Kids: 'Chomp' by Carl Hiaasen

    Not Just for Kids: 'Chomp' by Carl Hiaasen
    Chomp: A Novel Carl Hiaasen Alfred A. Knopf: 304 pp., $16.99, ages 10 and up South Florida is known for many things: Alligators, orange groves and the writer who spins the area's most sensational attributes into even more sensational story lines, Carl...
  • Weekly books roundup

     
    Tod Caviness here, catching up with plenty of last-minute hump day happenings in the lit world … - … like Carl Hiaasen's appearance down at the Winter Park BordersĀ  at 600 N. Orlando Ave. today (yes, today, Sept. 1). The Florida crime...
  • L.A. Times bestsellers and Chateau Marmont

     
    Although what's hip in Hollywood changes faster than you can say "paparazzi," there's one destination that's been consistently starlit since it opened in 1931: the Chateau Marmont hotel. That's why it makes it into the title of Lauren Weisberger's new.......
  • What's the secret of 'The Power'? Bestsellers for Sept. 12, 2010

     
    I don't know what the secret of "The Secret" is, but I know that the book's popularity has driven author Rhonda Byrne's new book, "The Power," to the top of our nonfiction bestseller list. "Rhonda Byrne reveals the single greatest......
  • L.A. Times bestsellers for Sept. 19: Tony Blair's 'A Journey'

     
    Tony Blair has been chalking up the frequent flier miles. On Monday, he was in Philadelphia, accepting the 2010 Liberty Medal. Tuesday saw him being interviewed in New York by Katie Couric, and on Wednesday, he was in Massachusetts, talking......
  • Bestsellers, Sept 26: The girl with the Franzen tattoo?

     
    Jonathan Franzen and his new novel, "Freedom," top our fiction bestseller list for the third week running, keeping perennial bestseller Stieg Larsson at bay. Larsson's Millennium Trilogy is doing fine -- "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is at......