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Chef Amy Thielen explains her love for rural and urban, highflung and lowdown in 'Give A Girl A Knife'

Just before leaving Bouley, one of New York City’s famed haute cuisine kitchens that Amy Thielen cycled through during her seven-year journey as a line cook, Chef David Bouley remarked, “Amy’s like a little bird, flitting from place to place.” This, she confesses, is true: “The most manic, improvisational,...

Travel to the near future with these sci-fi reads

A quartet of science fiction books that imagine a near and realistic future.

Naomi Klein and Brit Marling talk Trump, branding, protest and activism

Naomi Klein, on tour with her new book “No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need,” may have been preaching to the choir at a sold-out event at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre Wednesday night, but that choir felt particularly ready to receive. When curtain time...

You may have Amazon credits, but you need to spend them fast

The good news is: You may have credits waiting for you in your Amazon account. Hello, Amazon wishlist! The bad news is: You have only until Saturday to use them. They’re there in the first place because Apple and five major publishing houses — Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar memorializes the great John Wooden in 'Coach Wooden and Me'

Lew Alcindor had his pick of colleges as a senior at Power Memorial Academy in New York in 1965. One of the most sought-after high school basketball players in history wanted a school where students were respected, where his growing sense of social activism could be nourished and, of course, a...

David Sedaris on his new book, 'Theft by Finding'

An interview with David Sedaris who talks about releasing his diaries with his book. He comes to L.A. June 27-28

Thanks to 'MST3K' fans, the Neil Gaiman Cheesecake Factory challenge tops $100K for refugees

It started with a joking tweet from a Los Angeles comedian to author Neil Gaiman about the Cheesecake Factory, and it ended with more than $100,000 being raised — thanks to a last-minute $10,000 gift made in the name of two “Mystery Science Theater 3000” characters — for the United Nations Refugee...

Chuck Palahniuk wrote 'Fight Club.' His next work of fiction will be a coloring book

A coloring book may sound tame, but "Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color," is by Chuck Palahniuk.

Muggles and wizards unite: J.K. Rowling's Pottermore has an official Harry Potter book club

J.K. Rowling's website Pottermore is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first “Harry Potter” volume with a new online book club. The Wizarding World Book Club launched on Monday with the goal of uniting fans of the British boy wizard from across the globe. The club's first reading assignment...

In her inventive novel 'The Answers,' Catherine Lacey experiments with the components of love

“Such a serious thing we are doing, and no one really knows how to do it," Catherine Lacey declares in her new novel, “The Answers.” She’s talking about love and the way we clumsily master it over the course of our lives, or maybe never figure it out at all. This is Lacey’s specialty: She captures...

A murder, a memoir and the secrets that bind them together

The murder occurred in February 1992, in a shabby house in a small town in Louisiana. A 6-year-old boy named Jeremy Guillory was looking for his friend Joey. Beloved BB gun in his hand, he knocked on Joey’s door. The man who opened it was Ricky Langley, a 26-year-old man who lived with Joey’s family...

Bad news sells in the 'The Last Kid Left'

“Fake news” is old news — people have been showering contempt on journalists long before the last presidential election. Nonfiction books like “All the President’s Men” might honor the profession. But in the public imagination — as well as novels, movies and TV shows — reporters are usually bumblers,...

After 'The Cartel,' Don Winslow's cop novel 'The Force' is sneakily subversive

William S. Burroughs once said, “The only way I like to see cops given flowers is in a flower pot from a high window.” New York Police Detective Denny Malone, the main character of Don Winslow’s 20th novel, “The Force,” has been on the receiving end of a few of those pots. Malone is the de facto...

Dennis Rodman, North Korea and Donald Trump's 'The Art of the Deal'

In what appears to be an act of literary diplomacy, former basketball star Dennis Rodman has brought books to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. One book was Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal,” which Rodman was photographed giving to the nation’s sports minister, Kim Il Guk. That book was published...

Spy novels get shout-out during Jeff Sessions' testimony on the Russia probe

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions' testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing regarding the Russia probe on Tuesday took a brief turn toward the literary, with Sessions and a Republican senator referencing the work of several spy novelists. Sessions appeared before the committee to deny that...

Meet our new U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith is a highly accomplished poet (she has a Pulitzer Prize), but at 45, she's several decades younger than many recent US poets laureate

Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library is opening in New York, courtesy of 'The Daily Show'

“I know words. I have the best words,” Donald Trump famously declared in 2015, when he was still a long-shot presidential candidate. Now, thanks to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," those words will be on display at the new Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library. As befitting a form limited...

J.K. Rowling lands just behind Beyoncé on Forbes' list of highest-paid celebrities

While it’s dominated by musicians, athletes and broadcasters, Forbes magazine’s 2017 list of the world's highest-paid celebrities includes author J.K. Rowling at the No. 3 spot. The “Harry Potter” author comes in immediately after Beyoncé Knowles; Sean Combs tops the list. Forbes estimates that...

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