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  • 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...
  • Gov. Proposes Closing 220 State Parks

    Gov. Proposes Closing 220 State Parks
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed closing up to 220 state parks to help cut the state's $24.3 billion deficit. The cuts include popular attractions for millions of visitors each year, such as a park that is home to some of the tallest...
  • Lost Trail Lodge: the faint call of the wild

    A white curtain of snow obscured my view of a sparse pine forest and the towering mountains bordering Donner Memorial State Park. The temperature on that January morning had dropped below 30, and the forecast called for one of the biggest snowfalls in...
  • Calendar

    Calendar
    Words & Ideas TODAY Sharmage Leland-St. John The poet will present and sign her new collection, "Contingencies." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. Joseph Mattson, Elisa Ambrogio and Arthur Nersesian...
  • Baying for snow

    It is a winter pastime that, like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, requires good snow, demands long underwear -- or, for some, thick fur -- and favors participants with a strenuous but exhilarating workout. But unlike those activities, dog...
  • Larissa Ione is a lucky author.

    Larissa Ione is a lucky author.
    Here's more of our interview with Williamsburg author Larissa Ione: Why and how did you begin writing? I've been writing since I could hold a pencil. As a child, I penned long, involved stories, usually about animals. I completed my first full-length...
  • Pseudonyms in Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith cases pose challenge for authorities

     
    Before her death in 2007, model Anna Nicole Smith is believed to have used at least half a dozen different names to obtain powerful prescription medications. In the case of Michael Jackson, who died June 25 after being administered a......
  • Tight, blotto, sotted, sloshed: in other words, DRUNK [Updated]

     
    Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: the Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." A sleek, gray hardcover of manageable size, the book contains no less than 2,964 synonyms for drunk. "The English language includes more synonyms for the word.......
  • Octavia Butler's papers going to the Huntington Library

     
    The papers of Octavia Butler, the stereotype-shattering science fiction writer, will be added to the collection in the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., which also houses the papers of Christopher Isherwood, Charles Bukowski and Jack London. The...
  • 'Twilight: New Moon' giveaway

     
    Got "Twilight: New Moon" tickets? Jamba Juice is giving away tickets to tonight's 10:10 p.m. showing at the Universal CityWalk Cinemas. The giveaway takes place from 8-10 p.m. -- or until all tickets are gone -- at the Jamba Juice......
  • Michael Hiltzik: The 'Money Talks' election of 2010

     
    The idea of government becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of a corporate state is a staple of dystopian literature and film, such as Jack London's The Iron Heel (1908), The President's Analyst (1967), in which the mysterious corporation "TPC" turns out......