| Sep 26, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:18 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:48 AM
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,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:41 AM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"ARRIVE at a party in a fringed flapper dress or a hoop skirt, and you're in costume. Come in the style worn by Katharine Hepburn or Barbara Stanwyck in the 1930s -- a dress of woven silk gauze and chiffon that clings to the figure and plunges in the back...