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  • Baseball's popularity was on the rise in 1911

    100 Years Ago A Look back at 1911 • Baseball was getting very popular, but airplanes were still thought of as just for racing and sport. • Popular books in early 1900s were "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by Frank Baum, "Up From Slavery,"...
  • A word or two thousand on 'Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary'

    Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." The book contains no fewer than 2,964 synonyms for "drunk." "The English language includes more synonyms for the word 'drunk' than for any other word," writes...
  • 'Boilerplate' by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett

    'Boilerplate' by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
    Boilerplate looks like an old stove with legs. He was built by Chicagoan Archibald Campion as the model for a new kind of soldier -- for "preventing the deaths of men in the conflicts of nations." After many exotic adventures around the globe, he...
  • The Big Read is a national page-turner

    The Big Read is a national page-turner
    There was no snow at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, but the four sled dogs tethered there seemed acclimated enough. One amiably licked the face of a child in a stroller. The hubbub wasn't much like the Yukon, but the dogs were there to excite...
  • Harold A. Ellis Jr. dies at 77; co-founder of the Grubb & Ellis real estate company

    Harold "Hal" A. Ellis Jr., a founder of real estate services firm Grubb & Ellis Co. and one of the best known figures in U.S. real estate, died Monday of metastatic melanoma at his home in Piedmont, Calif. He was 77. Ellis built a small Oakland brokerage...
  • "Mary Austin and the American West" by Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson

    Mary Austin and the American West Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson University of California Press: 324 pp., $29.95 Few writers of her period overcame more obstacles than Mary Austin. Stuck in a disappointing marriage, Austin (1868-1934) spent the...
  • 'Jack London in Paradise: A Novel,' by Paul Malmont

    Since Jack London's mysterious death in 1916, he has been, like one of the frozen men in his Klondike tales, a writer encased in his own reputation: We know him as the dog writer. Whether it was Buck in "The Call of the Wild," coming to terms with his...
  • Polo Ralph Lauren fits 88-Keys just fine

    Polo Ralph Lauren fits 88-Keys just fine
    He wears many hats -- rapper, singer, producer for artists such as Mos Def and Macy Gray -- but 88-Keys, whose teasingly genre-bending debut "The Death of Adam" was released this month, insists that all his hats bear one label: Polo by Ralph Lauren....
  • Charlotte, Oscar & Co.

    Charlotte, Oscar & Co.
    Where better for a writer to turn for inspiration than to reality? This is especially true of the mystery fiction micro-trend in which authors fashion real-life figures into detectives. It's tricky territory because the margin of error is so tiny. For...
  • 100 years of hanging ten

    The george freeth memorial in Redondo Beach is a salt-bitten bust of a lifeguard in an old-fashioned swimming vest, gazing with the stoicism we expect from early surf heroes into the deep mystery of a concrete parking garage. His back is to the Redondo...
  • Find Out What Famous Author You Mimic in Your Writing

    Find Out What Famous Author You Mimic in Your Writing
    If you have ever wondered if Shakespeare would admire your writing or Hemingway would ask you to help him write a new novel, then it's time to find out if you really could. Share | Which Famous Author Do You Mimic in Your Writing Style?customer surveys