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Anne Rice: Interview with the Vampire Killernew

Anne Rice will never write about vampires again. Not even with these tragically hip, newfangled bloodsuckers lurking about, dating high school girls and coming out of the closet, demanding equal rights. She has told enough vampire stories to last her an eternity.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  12-28-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The New Gay Romance, By and For Straight Womennew

One evening, a small crowd gathers at the Hustler Hollywood store on Sunset Boulevard for a reading of James Buchanan’s new romance novel, Personal Demons. In the book, a gay FBI agent is about to make love to his boyfriend, an LAPD officer.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  12-18-2009  |  Books

He Survived the Pickup-Artist Scene, Now He Wants to Survive the Apocalypsenew

Neil Strauss' own press materials call him "the world's most legendary pickup artist," but his new game is all about learning to survive not dating disasters but actual life-threatening, end-days disasters, an obsession that brings plenty of its own worries.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  03-20-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The Year in Reading About Foodnew

When I look over at the nightstand, taking quick inventory of what I've been reading over the last few months, the pile is depressingly salted with books on the death and dying of the ocean.
L.A. Weekly  |  Jonathan Gold  |  12-19-2008  |  Books

Author Geoff Nicholson Gets Pedestriannew

The Lost Art of Walking explores the creative fuel for history's greatest thinkers.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  10-31-2008  |  Nonfiction

Infinite Loss: David Foster Wallace and the Troublesome, Inescapable 'I'new

"Was he a good writer?" asked the young sales clerk at Borders.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  09-19-2008  |  Books

Marisa Silver's Ares Ramirez Only Seems Normalnew

Silver gives voice to real outsiders, society's castoffs who eke out precarious livings around the edges of that other failure, the Salton Sea, a river deflected long ago in hopes of creating a desert oasis for tourists, and now so polluted and oversalinated that it washes up trash and dead fish by the thousand.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  05-27-2008  |  Fiction

Fake Memoirist Channels Sherman Alexienew

Margaret Seltzer's untruths and consequences.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  03-14-2008  |  Books

Matt Taibbi on How the U.S. Is Like Ike Turnernew

Taibbi has single-handedly brought Rolling Stone to a place of political relevance not seen since the days of Hunter S. Thompson. His new book is a compendium of his best pieces since joining the magazine in 2005.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  12-14-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Bukowski's Ruin?new

Claim that the author was a Nazi sympathizer delays effort to save his bungalow.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  11-26-2007  |  Books

Inside L.A.'s Indie Booksellersnew

Like Darwin's finches, the city's booksellers have found niches and creative ways to stay alive in a tough business and an even tougher town.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  05-18-2007  |  Books

Between the Lost and the Foundnew

Daniel Alarcon and his novel of the disappeared.
L.A. Weekly  |  Daniel Hernandez  |  03-23-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Places That Make You Shakenew

Inside the origins of Matheson's novel of addiction.
L.A. Weekly  |  Tom Christie  |  02-12-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The Fearless Personal Inventorynew

Urban archaeology and the pleasures of mortification.
L.A. Weekly  |  Joshuah Bearman  |  12-11-2006  |  Books

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