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  • 'Sleep' author lets kids in on fun

    'Sleep' author lets kids in on fun
    A year ago, Adam Mansbach was an award-winning novelist and aspiring screenwriter wrapping up a two-year teaching job at Rutgers University. That was before his off-color picture book, "Go the F--- to Sleep," became an international phenomenon,...
  • 'Into the Abyss' review: Werner Herzog's quirky, disturbing look at capital punishment

    'Into the Abyss' review: Werner Herzog's quirky, disturbing look at capital punishment
    *** (out of four) Which documentarian but Werner Herzog would prompt a reverend, who has been speaking in a cemetery about both executions and how much he enjoys seeing animals roaming a golf course, “Please describe an encounter with a squirrel&...
  • Into the Abyss

    Into the Abyss
    Werner Herzog gave us the interesting (but long) documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams earlier this year. He did the interesting documentary Grizzly Man years ago.I enjoyed them more than his regular feature films, which usually have great scenes but are...
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Nominations for 2011

    San Diego Film Critics Society Nominations for 2011
    Last year when I wasn’t a party of the San Diego Film Critics Society, I cringed when I saw how many awards they gave to 44 Inch Chest, a movie with a great cast, but lame screenplay. This year as part of the group, I enjoyed the fun as we sent...
  • Hot type

    Hot type
    What's on your summer reading list? Maybe you've got it all worked out already, but if you don't, here are 60 possibilities, arranged by the months in which they'll be published -- the best of this summer's forthcoming reads. JUNE And Then There's...
  • The Siren's Call: Angels with guns . . . and six-pack abs

    The Siren's Call: Angels with guns . . . and six-pack abs
    Michael OrdoƱa's recent talk, on The Times' blog Hero Complex, with actor Paul Bettany about his role as Michael the archangel in the movie "Legion" touches on all the militaristic imagery of angels. There's also plenty of that in a gorgeous coffee...
  • Off the Shelf: Trouble seeing the line between fact and fiction

    Off the Shelf: Trouble seeing the line between fact and fiction
    A new biography of the Polish war correspondent Ryszard Kapuscinski alleges that he frequently forged details, invented images and claimed to have witnessed events that he didn't, in fact, witness. Gerald Posner resigned from the Daily Beast after...
  • 'Conquest of the Useless' by Werner Herzog

    Conquest of the Useless Reflections From the Making of "Fitzcarraldo" Werner Herzog, translated from the German by Krishna Winston Ecco: 306 pp., $24.99 Werner Herzog is famous for his cinematic depictions of obsessives and outsiders, from the El...
  • 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....
  • Werner Herzog takes 'La Boheme' to Ethiopia in short film

    Werner Herzog takes 'La Boheme' to Ethiopia in short film
  • Documentary: James Marsh (director) and Simon Chinn (producer), 'Man on Wire'

    Documentary: James Marsh (director) and Simon Chinn (producer), 'Man on Wire'
    James Marsh (director) and Simon Chinn (producer) "Man on Wire" "Man on Wire," part thriller, part existential mood piece, told the story of how French acrobat Philippe Petit walked on a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center in...
  • Words & Ideas

    Words & Ideas
    Words & Ideas TODAY Reza Aslan The author of "How to Win a Cosmic War: Why We're Losing the War on Terror" will discuss and sign his new book. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. (323) 937-4230....