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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>

AN ATOMIC BOOK SIGNING

Updated: Nov 27, 2013 4:07pm
More than 25 years ago, a young UNLV academic wrote what has become an important book on...
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RUNNING WITH MONSTERS: A MEMOIRBY BOB FORREST WITH MICHAEL ALBO

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>

AFTER MUSIC, NOW BOOKS

Oct 31, 2013 7:48am
Books for you. Books for me. Books for pre-teens. Books for young adults. Books for...

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"American Gypsy" by Oksana Marafioti

A Las Vegas writer offers a glimpse into Gypsy culture

Updated: Jul 25, 2012 6:18pm
THE GENESIS OF American Gypsy is almost as interesting as the story that unfolds within its pages. Oksana Marafioti was a young Las Vegas writer hoping to get her urban fantasy fiction published....
ILLUSTRATION: AARON MCKINNEY

Clash of the titans: a nasty Steve Wynn-Donald Trump conflict

Jul 18, 2012 6:48pm
Near the end of Richard “Skip” Bronson’s “War at the Shore,” the author says he had lunch “not long ago” with former MGM Resorts International CEO Terrence Lanni. That’d be a neat trick, since Lanni’...
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‘Not the novel I wanted to write’: Andrew Kiraly on the agonies, and joys, of miswriting his second book

Jul 11, 2012 7:39pm
Last year, Andrew Kiraly, a local writer and (disclosure alert!) former CityLife staffer, published his first novel, Crit, through (disclosure alert!) CityLife Books. He immediately started a second...

A tribute to Ray Bradbury by Mark Dery

Jul 06, 2012 6:17pm
The Million-Year Picnic is over. Ray Bradbury — chronicler of a starward migration that never came; vintner of dandelion wine; barker on the midway of the Middle American unconscious, ballyhooing...

Book review: Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter

Jul 06, 2012 6:18pm
No one can say Jess Walter doesn’t take big chances. His last book, The Financial Lives of Poets, was a satirical and frequently heartbreaking look at the fall of the American dream, viewed through...
<p>Rick Moody&#8217;s new book, On Celestial Music</p>

Literary bombast

Jul 06, 2012 6:17pm
I was predisposed to liking Rick Moody’s new book, On Celestial Music, a collection of this prodigious and innovative writer’s essays on pop — and especially rock — music. I love rock, and love...