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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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Review: Florence Williams’ book is a good place to start learning about breasts

Nov 21, 2012 6:17pm
After doing 50 or so radio interviews, author Florence Williams has become a pro at saying “breast.” It requires more technique than you’d think, in making sure that the “st” sound is articulated...

A user’s guide to Brian Evenson, a writer you should know

Nov 14, 2012 5:05pm
During the first week of April, a book that originated as Twilight fan fiction was released by Random House. It was called Fifty Shades of Grey. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. If not, it’s supposedly a...

Review: More good than bad in Neil Young’s unfiltered memoir

Nov 07, 2012 4:24pm
In the annals of rock, Neil Young is the bridge spanning the mystic poetry of Bob Dylan and the existential storytelling of Bruce Springsteen. In a career spanning six decades, Young has seesawed...

Las Vegas slam poet Kari O’Connor found her signature style by chance

Nov 02, 2012 3:42pm
“Do you want to be a judge? Don’t worry, it’ll be fine. If necessary, I’ll walk you out to your car after the performance.”Those words were Kari O’Connor’s introduction to slam poetry.The year was...
<p>Dave Hickey / PHOTO: JEFF SCHEID</p>

The wit and wisdom of writer Dave Hickey

Updated: Nov 07, 2012 3:41pm
Maverick art critic Dave Hickey, for years a Las Vegan before moving to New Mexico, returns for a sure-to-be-raucous panel at the Vegas Valley Book Festival. We spoke to the author of the classic...
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Live-tweeting Lolita: A classic novel, shared in small, delicious bites

Updated: Nov 07, 2012 3:48pm
I’m going to live-tweet my first-ever reading of Vladimir Nabakov’s Lolita this week, as an experiment. And maybe an assignment.@Cappattack: just finished [it] today!I already told #1 Lolita fan @...

Book review: Battleborn, by Claire Vaye Watkins

Oct 10, 2012 9:06pm
Reading Battleborn, by Claire Vaye Watkins, is a pleasure for the way her stories coolly observe what one character calls “the love of destruction” in the human heart. We see this hunger for...
<p>Artist Frank Quitely autographs a program for Nathan Hendrix Jr. during MorrisonCon at the Hard Rock hotel-casino. PHOTO: BILL HUGHES</p>

Who needs Comic-Con when two more superstar-accessible conventions can delight geeks on the same weekend?

Updated: Oct 17, 2012 4:23pm
It’s really quiet at the Hard Rock Hotel. You could walk by the convention hall entrance and not even notice a comic event happening, let alone know the guests paid $500-$700 to be here. No, there’s...

Do cops still have to investigate murders? That’s the brilliant conceit of “The Last Policeman.”

Sep 27, 2012 9:05am
The perpetuating and solving of murders has been one of humankind’s greatest entertainments since the beginning of narrative, from the killing of Hermengyld in The Canterbury Tales to the nightly...
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Trash Fiction Corner!: Should I buy Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel?

Sep 20, 2012 11:32am
Book: A Wanted Man, by Lee ChildHero: Jack ReacherBackground me on him: He’s a former Army cop who wanders America, carrying no possessions — completely free. Except that he always stumbles into...