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  • On interviewing Francine Prose, Susan Straight and Mona Simpson

     
    On the LA Times Festival of Books panel with major authors Susan Simpson, Francine Prose and Susan Straight....
  • Bill Murray and Laura Linney in ‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’

     
    Bill Murray was rumored to be on board the Roger Michel-directed period piece “Hyde Park on the Hudson” a while back. He'll play a philandering FDR at his private home on the occasion of a visit by the King and Queen of England, the couple...
  • NEH gives $40 million in grants; $3.2 million to California

     
    National Endowment for the Humanities issues $40 million in grants, including $3.2 million to California museums, scholars and documentary filmmakers. Documentaries win the biggest grants; others sponsor seminars aimed to improve college and secondary...
  • Michelle Obama, author: Her book is coming in 2012

     
    Michelle Obama: First Lady Michelle Obama's first book will be "American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspired Families, Schools and Communities."...
  • This week: Kristin Chenoweth goes country; Mary J. Blige on ‘The X Factor’

     
    Popular musicians will fill the airwaves this week. A few highlights: Kristin Chenoweth, one of Broadway's best singers, co-hosts the American Country Awards with Trace Adkins. Fox presents the latest awards show at 8 p.m. Monday. Both hosts will perform,...
  • TV tonight: Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary; ‘X Factor’ down to five

     
    Here are a few TV highlights for tonight: On this, one of the most important dates in U.S. history, History marks the 70th anniversary of “a date which will live in infamy.”¬† “Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After,” a two-hour documentary,...
  • Gallup: Obama, Hillary Clinton are most admired, again and again

     
    Gallup's "most admired" poll: President Obama and Hillary Clinton top the Gallup poll of the most admired Americans....
  • Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    What does American musical icon Bob Dylan have in common with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-astronaut John Glenn? All are on the list of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the nation's highest civilian honor,...
  • Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen and Philip Kaufman tell us about HBO’s “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

     
    When iconic screenwriter/director Philip Kaufman set his sights on creating a film about the peerless war correspondent Martha Gellhorn and her tumultuous relationship with her second husband, writer Ernest Hemingway, he knew exactly who he wanted to...
  • 'The Pink Lady' by Sally Denton

    'The Pink Lady' by Sally Denton
    It is odd how history often bequeaths to us iconic names bereft of personality. Helen Gahagan Douglas, once a paladin of California's progressive politics and a congressional stalwart of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, is such a name. To the extent she'...
  • Madame president

    While Americans were looking for a president who could inspire hope, so were the producers of "24." Last season's leaders ran amok, and the show's writers wanted to shake things up with someone who could stand up to Jack Bauer. Fortunately for them,...