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  • Giants celebrates World Series win with downtown parade

    Giants celebrates World Series win with downtown parade
  • Book review: 'Drinking at the Movies' by Julia Wertz

    Book review: 'Drinking at the Movies' by Julia Wertz
    Drinking at the Movies A Graphic Memoir Julia Wertz Three Rivers Press: 192 pp., $15 paper "On the day I turned twenty-five," Julia Wertz tells us at the beginning of "Drinking at the Movies," her charming graphic memoir, "I came to consciousness at 3...
  • Authors & Ideas: 'The Silent Season of a Hero' by Gay Talese

    Authors & Ideas: 'The Silent Season of a Hero' by Gay Talese
    What is it, Gay Talese is asking, about sports? It occupies a messy, emotional territory in which we embrace, and, just as easily, discard, heroes. "It's not just losing the game," Talese reflects, voice etched with the soft syllables of southern New...
  • Paperback Writers: Deep into mysteries of Hammett and Hemingway

    Paperback Writers: Deep into mysteries of Hammett and Hemingway
    Black Mask, the great pulp fiction magazine, was launched by H.L. Mencken in 1920 but really started to come into its own some six or seven years later under the editorship of Joseph T. Shaw, who would in time publish almost the entire pantheon of classic...
  • W.S. Merwin is green as U.S. poet laureate

    W.S. Merwin is green as U.S. poet laureate
    Reporting from Maui — We've been batting our way through W.S. Merwin's yard for a couple hours, swatting mosquitoes in the streambed under the dark wet canopy of towering, philodendron-draped mangoes and looking at some 700 species of palm trees,...
  • Armistead Maupin's quirky yet engaging characters still speak to him

    Armistead Maupin's quirky yet engaging characters still speak to him
    Reporting from San Francisco — The house that "Tales of the City" bought sits on the slope of a small hill not far from Golden Gate Park, tucked between Haight-Ashbury and the Sunset. It's behind a gate, up a flight of outdoor stairs, greenery lush...
  • Classic Hollywood: Steve McQueen

    Classic Hollywood: Steve McQueen
    Who doesn't love Steve McQueen? Three decades after his death, McQueen still embodies qualities — effortless cool, dangerous masculinity, edgy charisma — that are coveted by men, embraced by women. With his close-cropped sandy blond hair and...
  • Critic's Notebook: A new life for the Broad Collection

    Critic's Notebook: A new life for the Broad Collection
    Huntington, Getty, Simon, Hammer, Crocker, Menil, Wadsworth, Phillips, Frick, Morgan, Whitney, Guggenheim, etc. — the list of super-rich Americans who, since the mid-19th century, have established museums or galleries to house their personal art...
  • Discoveries: 'The Lucky Ones' by Mae Ngai

    Discoveries: 'The Lucky Ones' by Mae Ngai
    The Lucky Ones One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America Mae Ngai Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 288 pp., $26. American history is a far bumpier ride than it used to be in the good old days. Mae Ngai is far more interested in the...
  • Critic's Notebook: Eli Broad and the Diller Scofidio + Renfro museum design

    Critic's Notebook: Eli Broad and the Diller Scofidio + Renfro museum design
    The news that New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has finally, officially been named architect of the new Broad Collection museum in downtown Los Angeles proves a couple of things quite clearly. One is that in a design competition as constrained and...
  • Book review: 'Rival Rails' by Walter R. Borneman

    Book review: 'Rival Rails' by Walter R. Borneman
    Rival Rails The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad Walter R. Borneman Random House: 408 pp., $28 When the Union Pacific and Central Pacific joined rails on May 10, 1869, it was celebrated as the completion of America's first...
  • Fall preview: books

    Fall preview: books
    Fall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom...