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  • How 'Moby-Dick' helped Matt Kish reignite his passion for illustration

    How 'Moby-Dick' helped Matt Kish reignite his passion for illustration
    A couple of years ago, about the time Matt Kish turned 40, he decided his hobby was becoming laborious and unrewarding. By day he drove from his home in Columbus, Ohio, to Dayton, where he worked in a library, his title, "audio-video materials selection...
  • The Siren's Call: A horn of plenty's worth of holiday reading

    The Siren's Call: A horn of plenty's worth of holiday reading
    One Thanksgiving lesson most school kids probably don't receive has to do with the horn of plenty adorning festive paintings. For me it always seemed like a weird choice for carrying harvested food — what about a simple, flat-bottomed basket? But...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • Bookmark: Farewell to the wild one

    For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man. For every kid who builds forts out of old...
  • Feedback: What's on your bedside table?

    Feedback: What's on your bedside table?
    "The Pale King" by David Foster Wallace. It's not always an easy read, but it's funny. It's fascinating to think about how hard it must've been to write and sad to know it's his last. — Ellen Brady, Aurora I have succumbed to the hype and read...
  • Library of Congress disses Edgar Allen Poe

    Library of Congress disses Edgar Allen Poe
    The Library of Congress' new exhibition, Books That Shaped America, includes works by many notable American authors, but there is a gaping hole: Edgar Allen Poe. The list include no-brainers: classics from such greats as Herman Melville, Louisa May...
  • Art review: 'COLA 2011: Individual Artist Fellowship' at Municipal Art Gallery

     
    The gallery housing Danial Nord's "State of the Art" sculpture at the Municipal Art Gallery is pitch-black. Until your eyes adjust, pretty much all a visitor sees is shards of bluish-white light flickering like broken glass on surrounding walls, as......
  • The creepy Nathaniel Hawthorne story Edgar Allan Poe loved

     
    Edgar Allen Poe grudgingly but effusively praised a creepy story by Nathaniel Hawthorne; it's a free download this week from Library of America....
  • God, Moby Dick and R.C. Sproul

     
    Just about every English lit student has studied the symbolism of Herman Melville's book, Moby Dick – particularly the meaning of the great white whale itself. In his latest issue of Tabletalk, theologian R.C. Sproul gives his theory, which he...
  • Summertime gear: Prevent bug bites, stay comfortable and read a book

     
    After spending time in the outdoors all spring on activities like camping, taking part in the Lehigh River Sojourn, traversing the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor’s northernmost trail, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’...
  • Saturday's Highlights: 'The Town' on HBO

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 31 - Aug. 6 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 31 - Aug. 6 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can......