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  • Choosing books for the holidays

    Choosing books for the holidays
    Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
  • 'American Lady' offers a portrait of Susan Mary Alsop

    'American Lady' offers a portrait of Susan Mary Alsop
    When Susan Mary Alsop died in August 2004 at the age of 86, her death marked the end of a legendary era in Washington social and political life. The wife of columnist Joseph Alsop, she had a front-row seat in the theater of 20th century power players, was...
  • Holiday gift guide 2012: ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Star Wars,’ superheroes, more

     
    Call it Christmas, call it Hanukkah, call it Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or Festivus. The truth is, we here at Hero ......
  • Obama's biographer

    Obama's biographer
    David Maraniss, a longtime journalist with The Washington Post, wrote “First In His Class,” a seminal biography of former President Bill Clinton, after winning the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting for his newspaper stories on Clinton....
  • Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth

    Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth
    Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author. Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
  • Book Review: 'Lee Krasner' by Gail Levin

    Book Review: 'Lee Krasner' by Gail Levin
    Lee Krasner A Biography Gail Levin William Morrow: 532 pp., $30 "I happen to be Mrs. Jackson Pollock, and that's a mouthful. The only thing I haven't had against me was being black. I was a woman, Jewish, a widow, a damn good painter, thank you, and a...
  • PASSINGS: Betty Sarah Wouk, Hazel Rowley

    Betty Sarah Wouk Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...
  • As a fashion icon, Elizabeth Taylor could turn simple into sexy, elegance into excess

    As a fashion icon, Elizabeth Taylor could turn simple into sexy, elegance into excess
    It was a simple white slip – an everyday undergarment for women in the 1960s. But in "Butterfield 8," one of Elizabeth Taylor's most memorable films, the violet-eyed actress – playing the tragic, fiery Gloria Wandrous -- made the staple seem...
  • Creating a wax museum

    NEWPORT BEACH — Rows of third-grade students dressed in costumes stood statue-like, holding out their clenched right fists. As parents walked up and down the rows and pressed a red "button" on the students' fists, 8-year-old versions of Leonardo...
  • Book review: 'Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella'

    Book review: 'Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella'
    Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella Neil Lanctot Simon & Schuster: 516 pp., $28 He was a three-time National League most valuable player, an eight-time All-Star, and played in five World Series, but Roy Campanella was something else when the Dodgers...
  • Book review: 'Donnie Baseball: The Definitive Biography of Don Mattingly' by Mike Shalin

    Book review: 'Donnie Baseball: The Definitive Biography of Don Mattingly' by Mike Shalin
    Donnie Baseball The Definitive Biography of Don Mattingly Mike Shalin Triumph Books: 199 pp., $24.95 A few days ago, Don Mattingly pulled on a hospital-white uniform with "Dodgers" written across the chest in blue script and settled in for his first...