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In 'Flappers,' Judith Mackrell details the lives of Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Lady Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard and Tamara de Lempicka in lively roaring '20s fashion. Judith Mackrell's "Flappers" is a juicy, energetic exploration of six dazzling iconoclasts who all flared to fame in the Roaring '20s. Show More Summary
Yesterday it was B.J. Novak. Today three more stars are piling on to the picture-books-for-kids bandwagon.
Chris Abani's 'The Secret History of Las Vegas' is not your standard crime novel but it does have conjoined twins and buried secrets. As a Nigerian who has lived long stretches in the U.K., Los Angeles and Chicago and whose novel "Graceland"...Show More Summary
Author Jennifer Percy became immersed in the same 'Demon Camp' where veterans sought to exorcise their torment. Jennifer Percy's debut book, "Demon Camp" (Scribner: 223 pp., $26), is a true story about one American soldier's struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Show More Summary
A two-book deal for B.J. Novak was announced this week: He'll publish a book for children this fall, "A Book With No Pictures," and follow it up with another to be announced. Both are coming from Penguin Young Readers Group.
Hard work, determination, blind optimism and sheer luck: Those are a few ways Alexis Ohanian has reached the front lines of a digital-first world.
An accidental grass-roots campaign has led some in England to dub 2014 the Year of Reading Women. " 'Year of Reading Women' declared for 2014 " the Guardian announced Wednesday.
"For us, as writers, this is what we do: Use our voices. We want to be heard," says Kelly Rudnicki. She expects to get her masters in public writing from USC in the spring of 2015 -- and if all goes as planned, she'll be one of the program's last graduates.
Three full weeks of 2014 passed before James Franco did something bookish and newsworthy: He directed "Child of God," a film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's 1973 novel, and the trailer is now online.
Kay Ryan, who served as United States poet laureate from 2008 until 2010 and won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection “The Best of It: New and Selected Poems,” is in a Marin County rehabilitation hospital after having been struck by a car while riding her bicycle near her Fairfax, Calif., home on Jan. 13.
Unauthorized bio of Fox News chief Roger Ailes draws stinging rebukes, but 'Loudest Voice' also puts the media titan in context. Weeks before its release, "The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News — and Divided a Country" set the media universe popping and fizzing. And no wonder.
If you want to know how much Wanda Coleman meant to the poetry community of Los Angeles, consider this: Her memorial service Sunday (called “the world’s first improvisational memorial” by her husband, Austin Straus) lasted four hour...
Bestselling author Greg Mortenson agreed in 2012 to return $1 million to the charity he founded as part of a settlement over misuse of funds. The charity, the Central Asia Institute, was designed to build schools in remote regions of...Show More Summary
Every year, Americans remember the life of the man became a symbol of courage and struggle. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life has been celebrated in much great literature: My colleague Carolyn Kellogg assembled a reading list of essential books about King last year.
Over at narrative.ly, Julia Wertz has an essay, “The Fart Party's Over,” about her struggles with alcohol and depression, which is also, in part, the subject of her 2010 book-length comic “Drinking at the Movies.”
Happy birthday, A.A. Milne! The author of "Winnie-the-Pooh" was born 132 years ago today. Milne brought us Pooh, that silly old bear, and his child companion, Christopher Robin, along with children's rhymes, and plays, essays and fiction for grown-ups.
'The Empire of Necessity' takes a meandering tour of slavery in 19th century South America, when the age of liberty coincided with 'the Age of Slavery.' Amasa Delano, a New England sea captain sailing off the Chilean coast in February...Show More Summary
"Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?" Shakespeare asked in Twelfth Night. There were cakes and ale aplenty at the Sugar Games, a literary dessert competition presented by PEN Center USA at Angel City Brewery in L.A. Thursday night.
Erika Hayasaki talks about how a courseon dying inspired her to write 'Death Class: A True Story About Life.' As a reporter, Erika Hayasaki covered disasters and American tragedies, but it wasn't until she took a college course on death that she began to understand the difference between the good and the bad way to end.
The novel 'Foreign Gods Inc.' by Okey Ndibe follows New York cab driver Ike as he returns to Nigeria to steal a statue of the war god Ngene. The protagonist of Okey Ndibe's unforgettable new novel, "Foreign Gods Inc.," is a failed immigrant. Show More Summary