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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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Nick Hornby’s super-friendly, unpretentious, effortlessly charming success

Sep 19, 2012 6:04pm
Nick Hornby’s voice on the page is so companionable — so friendly, unpretentious, funny and effortlessly charming (without calling attention to the charm, which is a real art) — that he wins hands-...

As an essayist, Nicholson Baker is a famous novelist

Sep 12, 2012 5:42pm
Are collections of essays by famous novelists passé? Who precisely is their audience? The question kept popping up while meandering through Nicholson Baker’s latest roundup of nonfiction pieces, The...

Fall culture guide: Books

Aug 29, 2012 9:05pm
Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, Emma StraubIf you spend any time reading book blogs or lit tweets, you can sense a surge building behind this novel about a Wisconsin woman who flees tragedy by going...
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Four questions with writer P Moss

Aug 29, 2012 9:05pm
Let’s get the disclosure out of the way first: P Moss’s new book, Vegas Knockout: A Novel in Stories, is published by CityLife Books, a division of blah blah blah. Deal with it.As it happens, that...
<p>How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti</p>

Book review: Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be?

Aug 29, 2012 9:05pm
The title of Sheila Heti’s breakthrough novel — the one that’s being talked about in bohemian enclaves from Williamsburg to Silver Lake, from Toronto to Portland — is How Should A Person Be?, and it’...

Review of Kurt Andersen’s True Believers

Aug 15, 2012 5:01pm
If someone you don’t know tells you that you can trust them, you probably can’t. Trust is earned by repetition of experience or through a defining act that reveals some essential human characteristic...

Waiting for the king: A review of Dave Eggers’ latest book

Aug 08, 2012 7:46pm
Dave Eggers is an impossibly energetic literary impresario. After bursting onto the scene with his charmingly brilliant memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius in 2000, he leveraged his...
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A sock in the face: A look back at Gore Vidal’s famous feud

Updated: Aug 09, 2012 3:14pm
The occasion: Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr.’s stint as commentators for ABC during the network’s coverage of the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. The fun begins, in the blurry, black-...

The Bourne inevitability

Aug 01, 2012 5:16pm
Our mission: With The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, opening in theaters next week, let’s examine the most recent Bourne print legacy, June’s The Bourne Imperative, by Eric Van Lustbader.It’s...

The big blah: a review of “Why Does the World Exist: An Existential Detective Story”

Updated: Aug 08, 2012 5:27pm
For the eighth grade science fair, I decided to go big. None of this Proving Stuff Can’t Burn in a Vacuum or Documenting Planetary Movement for me. No, I wanted to know What Makes Us Die?I was smart...