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  • Lodrick M. Cook Rotunda a gem of the Los Angeles Central Library

    Lodrick M. Cook Rotunda a gem of the Los Angeles Central Library
    The Central Library in downtown Los Angeles might not have the historical gravitas of the New York Public Library’s lion-flanked headquarters. Or the architectural edge of Seattle’s angular Central Library (completed 2004). Or the rooftop...
  • Judy Garland on Judy Garland: New book culls lifetime of interviews

    A press release from Random House sent Jan. 4, 1960, proclaimed “a book for which publishers have been angling for years has been signed and sealed.” That book was “The Judy Garland Story.” The then-37-year-old star of such...
  • Book lovers: Try these literary travel options

    Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the...
  • A cooling dip with the bears at Alaska's Katmai National Park

    A cooling dip with the bears at Alaska's Katmai National Park
    Today’s “A Minute Away” video -- “Bathing bears, falling man, Naknek Lake, Alaska” -- comes from Katmai National Park, where bears spend the long days catching and gobbling salmon every July. To reach one of the best...
  • From the air, a look at Alaska's hidden corners

    From the air, a look at Alaska's hidden corners
    Without small planes, Alaska would be even lonelier than it is already – and travelers wouldn’t get to see so many gorgeous mountains, lakes and rivers. The footage and stills in this video come from my trip to Katmai National Park in July,...
  • Bear meets salmon at Katmai National Park in Alaska

    Bear meets salmon at Katmai National Park in Alaska
    Today’s A Minute Away video, “Bears and salmon on Brooks River, Katmai, Alaska,” is a last look at one of my favorite trips in the last few years. In July, photographer Mark Boster and I went by small plane to the Brooks River in...
  • Designer Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent expecting a child via surrogate

    Designer Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent expecting a child via surrogate
    It's two men and a baby: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are going to be dads. The "American Dream Builders" host and his new husband shared the news Wednesday on their Facebook pages, revealing they were expecting their first child via surrogate in...
  • 'Death of the Author' finds life in academic theory

    'Death of the Author' finds life in academic theory
    Steven Drukman, a playwright who teaches at New York University, has written what may be his best play — a sparkling academic comedy that spins its tantalizing web from, of all arcane things, the literary theory of Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida...
  • (Book)ing your summer vacation

    (Book)ing your summer vacation
    Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip? The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
  • Libraries to offer Wi-Fi to go in Chicago and New York

    Libraries to offer Wi-Fi to go in Chicago and New York
    Public libraries around the country have long been places where you can go to use the Internet. Indeed, on any given day at any given library, you might find more people using social media, filling out job applications and perusing Web pages on computer...
  • Museum of the Moving Image to Honor HBO's Richard Plepler, Charlie Rose

    HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler and journalist Charlie Rose will be honored at the Museum of the Moving Image's annual black-tie benefit. The June 11 event recognizes top leaders in the media industry. This year's dinner co-chairs are Jeffrey...