| Nov 25, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Wallace "Wally" Henry Coberg, a theatrical designer and filmmaker who was at work on a new Edgar Allan Poe documentary, died of an apparent heart attack Nov. 18 at his Bolton Hill home. He was 63.
Born in New York City, he lived in Edison, N.J., and...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 12:45 PM
When ABC Sports guru Roone Arledge was suggesting Howard Cosell for "Monday Night Football," NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle replied: "Cosell? Why don't you just dig up Attila the Hun?"
Such was the reaction generated by modern broadcasting's first...
| Nov 27, 2011
She rejected the title by which posterity knows her, preferring always to conceal her steely ambition and regal pride under a mask of modesty and service. Yet "Catherine the Great" was indeed an apt sobriquet for the subject of Robert K. Massie's latest...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 4:38 PM
The Jerry Brown administration is a work in progress. Only two people have been formally named to Brown's Cabinet, and he has yet to hire a communications director or press secretary. Even the governor's new website seems to be in transition. Or maybe...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 3:44 PM
"Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show: Book One"
By Gordon McAlpin
Chase Sequence Co., 224 pages, $19.95
There are certain places that beg the question: What exactly goes on here?
I am talking about those places where one can't help but wonder what the break room...
| Jan 16, 2011
The Man Who Recorded the World
Viking: 438 pp., $29.95
Alan Lomax was a titanic figure whose ambitions were even greater than his formidable energies. Beginning his career as a folklorist in the 1930s with field recordings of...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 3:42 PM
Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69.
The cause was a heart...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 9:41 AM
"The Story of Martin Luther King Jr." (2002)
By Johnny Ray Moore, illustrated by Amy Wummer
Ideals, 21 pages, $6.95
The life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. in easy-to-understand language for small children.
"Martin's Big Words: The...
| Jan 19, 2011
Dale Fetherling, an author and editor who helped create The Times' San Diego County edition in 1978 and guided it through its closure in 1992 during an economic downturn, died Tuesday at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego of complications following...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Dan P. McAdams
To purchase a copy of the book:
George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream: A Psychological Portrait (Inner Lives)
George W. Bush remains a highly controversial figure, a man for whom millions of Americans have very strong feelings. Dan...
| Jan 30, 2011
The Art of Not Sitting Pretty
St. Martin's Press: 479 pp., $35
Here comes that old question, the one that pops up when a new biography of a prominent artist or writer is published: Do we judge an artist by the life or the work?...