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Nov 29, 2013 3:02pm
THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE JFK ASSASSINATIONBy Lamar Waldron (Counterpoint, Published Nov. 22)The...
<p>Congresswoman Dina Titus, her book Bombs in the Backyard, and Atomic Liquors co-owner Derek Stonebarger.</p>


Updated: Nov 27, 2013 4:07pm
More than 25 years ago, a young UNLV academic wrote what has become an important book on...


Nov 06, 2013 4:52pm
If Bob Forrest were a fictional character, he’d be a beautiful loser: a drug-and-booze...
<p>In a book festival pre-event, Las Vegas writers, edited by panel moderator and former CityLife editor Scott Dickensheets, talk about books and writing on Thursday, Oct. 24. The nine writers contributed to an anthology looking at the many meanings of &amp;#8220;progress&amp;#8221; in a city that embodies it. This year&amp;#8217;s volume features writers Aurora Brackett, Henry Brean, Geoff Carter, Abigail Goldman, John Katsilometes, Rena Mason, Kris Saknussemm, Sarah Jane Woodall and Douglas Unger.</p>


Oct 31, 2013 7:48am
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Updated: Oct 31, 2013 8:12am
The conventional wisdom claims both bands loved each other; any rivalry was only hype. Historian John McMillian marshals evidence, gleaned from chronicles, biographies, interviews, and his own...
This undated publicity photo provided by The Penguin Press shows the cover of the book, &amp;quot;Bleeding Edge,&amp;quot; by Thomas Pynchon. (AP Photo/The Penguin Press)


Updated: Oct 25, 2013 2:58pm
To longtime fan(atic)s of Thomas Pynchon’s fiction—to that cohort of smart-ass baby boomers who followed him through the 1960s and 1970s in novels like The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity’s Rainbow as...

The Maid’s Version, by Daniel WoodrellLittle, Brown, 164 pages

Oct 10, 2013 7:13am
It’s been seven years since Daniel Woodrell’s last novel – Winter’s Bone – and three since the adaptation of that novel became one of the most decorated films of the year, launching an unknown...

Straight from the streets

Sep 26, 2013 9:13am
[BOOKS]straight from the streetsTo the too-small shelf of books documenting the growth of Las Vegas culture we can now add Fade to Gray, a photo book examining the city’s street art. Compiled by...
<p><em>Tampa</em>, by Alissa Nutting</p>

Nabokov she’s not

Aug 30, 2013 3:14pm
Tampa’s a novel about a 26-year-old pedophile named Celeste Price who decides to teach middle school so she can have access to 14-year-old boys. Celeste is gorgeous, bodacious, sexually ravenous,...
<p><em>All That Is</em> book cover</p>

Books: Style and substance in James Salter’s All That Is

Aug 07, 2013 4:27pm
To call someone a “writer’s writer” often carries an air of backhanded compliment — a writer whose style is such that it appears to only appeal to a narrow priesthood of other writers instead of the...
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Steve Sebelius reviews an important and controversial (just ask Fox News) new book that challenges the traditional view of Jesus

Updated: Aug 07, 2013 4:25pm
So, that whole matter of Christianity? Yeah, it turns out, it was all a very big misunderstanding.That — horribly simplified — is the message of Reza Aslan’s best-selling Zealot: The Life and Times...

Review: 'Lexicon' a smart, hip conspiracy thriller in touch with its readers

Updated: Jul 24, 2013 6:18pm
Conspiracies are to novels as zombies are to movies, a reliable plot device that gives characters something to rail against/be a part of, and from which all sorts of action ensues.Ayn Rand and Robert...

Review: Remember prog rock? Contributors to a new anthology certainly do

Jul 17, 2013 4:50pm
First, an admission of bias: Recently, while watching Rush’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this reviewer said, more than once, “No, really, people took this shit seriously? That...
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A new book reminds us of the value of the dark

Updated: Jul 24, 2013 2:37pm
My parents were weird. Their cavalier and, to me, heartless and shameful rejection of suburban life meant that we often lived out in the country, even when my father had a job with nearby split-level...