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February 7, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
What: Kate Spade Fall 2014 collection Inspiration: Creative director Deborah Lloyd's recent travels to Asia; the juxtaposition of ancient traditions and new technology. The look: Shanghai blogger. Key pieces: Cigarette pants and short coats in candy-colored hues; leopard print faux fur coat; embellished sweat shirt: feather-flocked bomber jacket; leopard print button-down shirts; fur-trimmed booties; and a very clever Chinese takeout purse. The verdict: Not that much newness here.
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February 7, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
What: Kate Spade Fall 2014 collection Inspiration: Creative director Deborah Lloyd's recent travels to Asia; the juxtaposition of ancient traditions and new technology. The look: Shanghai blogger. Key pieces: Cigarette pants and short coats in candy-colored hues; leopard print faux fur coat; embellished sweat shirt: feather-flocked bomber jacket; leopard print button-down shirts; fur-trimmed booties; and a very clever Chinese takeout purse. The verdict: Not that much newness here.
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May 31, 2009 | Lisa See, See is the author of six novels and one book of nonfiction. She lives in Los Angeles.
Lisa See's sixth novel, "Shanghai Girls" (Random House: 314 pp., $25), comes out this week; she is also the author of the superlative family history "On Gold Mountain." As she has long acknowledged, the Chinese heritage of her father's family has been a significant influence on her life and work. Yet in "Shanghai Girls," See is inspired by another influence: that of Los Angeles' Chinatown.
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March 5, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The L.A. Times Festival of Books is on the horizon -- April 21-22, to be exact. In the coming weeks, we'll be talking to some of the authors who will be there; the first is bestselling novelist Lisa See. The author of "Dreams of Joy," "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," "Peony in Love," "Shanghai Girls" and "On Gold Mountain" was born in Paris, brought up in Los Angeles, and writes about the intersection of American and Chinese cultures. Her latest novel, "Dreams of Joy," looks back at China's troubled Great Leap Forward of the 1950s.
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March 5, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The L.A. Times Festival of Books is on the horizon -- April 21-22, to be exact. In the coming weeks, we'll be talking to some of the authors who will be there; the first is bestselling novelist Lisa See. The author of "Dreams of Joy," "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," "Peony in Love," "Shanghai Girls" and "On Gold Mountain" was born in Paris, brought up in Los Angeles, and writes about the intersection of American and Chinese cultures. Her latest novel, "Dreams of Joy," looks back at China's troubled Great Leap Forward of the 1950s.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2009
Fiction weeks on list 1. Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon (Penguin Press: $27.95) Noir meets '60s Southern California groovy in a private eye's psychedelic quest. 5 2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined while changing a Mississippi town. 14 3. South of Broad by Pat Conroy (Nan A. Talese: $29.95) A gossip columnist's homage to a close-knit group of friends from Charleston.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2011 | By Susan Salter Reynolds, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Dreams of Joy A Novel Lisa See Random House: 354 pp., $26 With each new novel, Lisa See gets better and better. Each work is more tightly woven, richer with information, its characters more memorable than the last. In her previous novel, "Shanghai Girls" (2009), See gave us an unforgettable portrait of Shanghai, of its cosmopolitan ways and elegant atmosphere that made it a cultural center of Asia, and of two sisters thriving in that world of beauty and delicacy — until history intrudes and forces them to leave it all behind for an uncertain future far away in Los Angeles.
OPINION
August 2, 2009 | Lisa See, Lisa See is the author of, most recently, "Shanghai Girls."
A few years ago, I corresponded with a young Chinese American man who complained that his grandparents didn't treat his father and him like the rest of the family. I asked if his father might have been a "paper son" -- someone who had come to this country from China using papers claiming false U.S. citizenship and often false blood ties. My correspondent had never heard the term, but he asked his father, and it turned out I was right. I met the young man a few days later, and he was devastated.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2010
Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See ($15) 3. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15) 4. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan ($7.99) 5. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan ($7.99) Nonfiction 1. The Lost City of Z by David Grann ($15.95) 2. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn ($18.95) 3. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($15)
NEWS
February 12, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- The J. Crew women's presentation at New York Fashion Week served up lots of the season's trends (offbeat color combinations, shaggy knits, shearling) at affordable prices. The inspiration: Berlin's famous 1920s and '30s-era cabarets, lush styling, minimal layers and deep colors. Key pieces: Holographic snake sequin skirt and floral sweatshirt. Gilded orchid jacquard fit 'n' flare dress. Fringed black sweater. Burnished gold sequin cropped trousers.  Indigo, mint and orange shearling clutch.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2011 | By Susan Salter Reynolds, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Dreams of Joy A Novel Lisa See Random House: 354 pp., $26 With each new novel, Lisa See gets better and better. Each work is more tightly woven, richer with information, its characters more memorable than the last. In her previous novel, "Shanghai Girls" (2009), See gave us an unforgettable portrait of Shanghai, of its cosmopolitan ways and elegant atmosphere that made it a cultural center of Asia, and of two sisters thriving in that world of beauty and delicacy — until history intrudes and forces them to leave it all behind for an uncertain future far away in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2009
Fiction weeks on list 1. Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon (Penguin Press: $27.95) Noir meets '60s Southern California groovy in a private eye's psychedelic quest. 5 2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined while changing a Mississippi town. 14 3. South of Broad by Pat Conroy (Nan A. Talese: $29.95) A gossip columnist's homage to a close-knit group of friends from Charleston.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2009 | Lisa See, See is the author of six novels and one book of nonfiction. She lives in Los Angeles.
Lisa See's sixth novel, "Shanghai Girls" (Random House: 314 pp., $25), comes out this week; she is also the author of the superlative family history "On Gold Mountain." As she has long acknowledged, the Chinese heritage of her father's family has been a significant influence on her life and work. Yet in "Shanghai Girls," See is inspired by another influence: that of Los Angeles' Chinatown.
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