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September 18, 2005
*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction *--* *--* 1 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead: $14) A writer returns to Kabul to rescue the son of a childhood friend. 2 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Vintage: $12) An autistic teen seeks a killer. 3 The Constant Gardener by John le Carre (Pocket: $7.99) A diplomat uncovers multinational mischief in Kenya. 4 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Penguin: $15) A quest for the truth about a Spanish novelist.
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August 20, 1998 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the cable network Family Channel stopped carrying vintage Three Stooges shorts recently, viewers as young as 8 wrote letters threatening to boycott the network until showings resumed. Why such a fuss about a comedy team that hasn't filmed anything since its 25-year career ended in 1959? Why, in 1998, would a kid want to watch black-and-white film shorts from their grandparents' era, starring three comedians with atrocious haircuts and even more atrocious manners?
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May 11, 2006 | Peter Carlson, Washington Post
NO magazine dominated the competition at the National Magazine Awards in New York this year, but VQR -- the tiny, obscure Virginia Quarterly Review -- came pretty close. Nominated for six awards in four categories, the University of Virginia-based literary journal with a circulation of 7,000 snagged two awards -- one for fiction, the other for general excellence. "We're pleased," VQR's editor, Ted Genoways, said after the ceremony in New York Tuesday night. "We're still trying to soak it all in."
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July 10, 2004 | Pauline M. Millard, Associated Press
The crazy, dangerous world of deep-sea shipwreck diving, and the discovery of a sunken German World War II sub off New Jersey, are woven into a tale of grit and friendship in the hot-selling summer read "Shadow Divers." Written by Esquire's Robert Kurson, with the help of adventurers John Chatterton, the late Bill Nagle and Richie Kohler, the book is expected to rival "The Perfect Storm" and "Into Thin Air" in beach-chair popularity.
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July 18, 2004
*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction LAST WEEK WEEKS ON LIST *--* *--* 1 The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason 2 8 (Dial: $24) Four Princeton roommates use clues from a 15th century manuscript to find a buried Roman treasure. 2 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $24.95) A 1 68 Louvre curator's killing leads to clues hidden in Leonardo's paintings and a secret society with something to hide. 3 The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler (Putnam: 4 8 $23.
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