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  • Portrait of the old man as a copyright miser

    In the sweet science of early-21st-century struggles over intellectual property rights, the title fights tend to be fairly technology-rich. Court cases over network DVR, Viacom's continuing battle against Google, Microsoft's grudge match with the open-...
  • 'Dinosaurs on the Roof,' a novel by David Rabe

    'Dinosaurs on the Roof,' a novel by David Rabe
    June 11, 2008 There are a number of terrific ideas rattling around in David Rabe's cavernous new novel, "Dinosaurs on the Roof." Unfortunately, they're ideas that -- properly honed and focused to an appropriate scale -- probably would have made a...
  • Pictures speak 'A Thousand Words'

    Pictures speak 'A Thousand Words'
    There's painting, sculpture and a bunch of short plays. Also a bar, fair trade chocolate and a big bowl of Chex Mix. Now playing at Art Share L.A., "A Thousand Words" is an inviting, if erratic, conversation between nine writers and nine downtown artists....
  • Frank McCourt, Author Of 'Angela's Ashes,' Dies At 78

    Frank McCourt, Author Of 'Angela's Ashes,' Dies At 78
    Frank McCourt, the retired New York City schoolteacher who launched his late-in-life literary career by tapping memories of his grim, poverty-stricken childhood in Ireland to write the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir "Angela's Ashes," died Sunday of cancer....
  • 'Genius' at work

    'Genius' at work
    By Darin Strauss The daunting thing, of course, is the word itself. You hear "genius," you picture Wile E. Coyote, tinkering alone in the sierras, cobbling together the rocket-powered cycle on which he will catch only trouble. Sarajevo-born Chicago...
  • Getting academic about David Mitchell

     
    Academics and book lovers in Scotland are gearing up for the first University of St. Andrews conference on the work of writer David Mitchell, taking place Thursday and Friday, Sept. 3 and 4. Conferences such as this are nothing new......
  • Tight, blotto, sotted, sloshed: in other words, DRUNK [Updated]

     
    Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: the Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." A sleek, gray hardcover of manageable size, the book contains no less than 2,964 synonyms for drunk. "The English language includes more synonyms for the word.......
  • 2,964 ways to say 'drunk'

     
    Ever gone out and felt, well, not casters-up, not entirely not nearly blotto, but some kind of subtle gradation of drunk? Perhaps you'd find exactly the right turn of phrase in the new book 'Drunk: the Definitive Drinkers Dictionary,' out this week -- it'...
  • Nobel Peace Prize: Gandhi never won it

     
    by Mark Jacob With a Chicagoan -- President Barack Obama -- winning the Nobel Prize for Peace, it's fitting to take a deeper look at the world's most famous awards for peaceful human achievement. The fact that they were founded......
  • Colum McCann on high-wire acts, writing and 9/11

     
    Colum McCann's novel "Let the Great World Spin" is set in New York in 1974, with a wide array of characters: hookers under a freeway overpass in the Bronx, an Irishman living in the projects nearby who is kind to......
  • Shakespeare and Company's new literary mural

     
    The English-language bookstore on Paris' left bank, Shakespeare and Company, has been a draw for generations of expatriate writers. That goes for both its first iteration, owned by Sylvia Beach, who was the original publisher of James Joyce's "Ulysses,"...
  • Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell to star in Broadway's 'Behanding'

     
    Broadway audiences can look forward to a lot of artful pauses during Martin McDonagh's new play, "A Behanding in Spokane." That's because Christopher Walken -- master of the unpredictable dramatic delivery -- is set to star in the dark stage......