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  • Paul Greenberg: The way we were -- and are

    There are certain passages in much loved and much read and re-read books that have the power to show us how much we have changed while they've remained the same. It's a bit like paying a visit to the town you're from for the first time in years. All is...
  • Round-Up: Artist's 3-D crime, Darwin's library, why parking's a mess

    The ways in which parking spaces devour a city, LACMA director Michael Govan's defense of his museum's architectural plans and one of the awesome-est documentaries about L.A. — finally released on DVD! Also: pit bulls, lots of pit bulls (but not the...
  • L.A. Central Library's summer state of mind

    This has been the summer of staying home, with nothing much to do. I used to look forward to family vacations with my daughters, whether we were schlepping to Ohio to visit relatives or lounging on a beach in Jamaica. But the daughters are grown, with...
  • Read to your kids? Of course!

    Among the things I've learned as a columnist is that two people can read the exact same piece and glean entirely different meanings. That's what happened with last Saturday's column, which scoffed at a plan by the nation's pediatricians to prescribe...
  • When Warren Harding bared all to his mistress

    Every so often, we get a poignant reminder of what has been lost now that letter writing has been replaced by texting, emoticons or nothing at all, if you're a politician afraid to commit anything to paper for fear it will show up on page one or be read...
  • William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library

    William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library
    Celebrating Shakespeare's birth makes more sense than marking his death. The birth, 450 years ago next week, started something unceasing, an industry of Shakespeare performances, publications and scholarship, in addition to the inspiration and wisdom...
  • No state funds for Obama library

    No state funds for Obama library
    By any reasonable standard, Barack Obama's presidential library ought to be in Chicago, where he lived most of his adult life and undertook his political career, not New York or Honolulu. But if the price to Illinois taxpayers is going to be $100 million,...
  • Does late Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax deserve a statue?

    Does late Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax deserve a statue?
    Gail Gygax flipped open the blue binder she had been carrying under her arm. On its cover was a shield emblazoned with the words "Gygax Memorial." She was all business, pleasant but driven, barely allowing me time thank her for meeting with me. She turned...
  • The Biblioracle: Taking a reading on cities' literacy

    The Biblioracle: Taking a reading on cities' literacy
    Each year Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) endeavors to rank the most and least literate cities in America. Washington, D.C., has claimed the top spot four years in a row. Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Pittsburgh are the other members of...
  • Vivian Maier exhibit at Harold Washington Library

    Vivian Maier exhibit at Harold Washington Library
    For a woman of mystery, the late North Shore nanny Vivian Maier certainly is easy to find these days. The latest installments in the posthumous story of Maier and the compelling photographic images she snapped — but rarely developed — come...
  • Allentown School District and its low priority for libraries

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the chances of your child someday becoming a professional athlete are one in 21,322. The chances of making more than the median wage for a professional athlete? One in 42,644. And what is the median...