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  • Students scramble to complete summer homework

    Students scramble to complete summer homework
    A week before school started, Lauren Duffy had yet to tackle her summer homework. Still to do: solve 100 problems for calculus class, answer a packet of art-history questions and read "Madame Bovary," the 500-page French classic. "I haven't started...
  • 'Fantastic Four' Actor Toby Kebbell in Talks to Join 'A Monster Calls'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Fantastic Four" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" actor Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to join Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson in the adaptation of Patrick Ness' fantasy novel "A Monster Calls." The Focus Features, River...
  • A setting in search of some action

    A setting in search of some action
    'Haunted' By Randy Wayne White. Putnam, 356 pages, $26.95 Randy Wayne White has built a legacy exploring Florida's history and ecology. But an evocative look at Florida and its often ignored role in the Civil War can't make up for a lack of action in...
  • Richard Bausch on 'Before, During, After'

    Richard Bausch on 'Before, During, After'
    With his elegant prose style and keen insights into human nature, Richard Bausch has long been a writer's writer. Over his long career, highlights of which include his short story collection "The Fireman's Wife" (1990) and the novel "Hello to the...
  • 'Your Face in Mine' a bold take on race, identity by Jess Row

    'Your Face in Mine' a bold take on race, identity by Jess Row
    Late in his novel "Your Face in Mine," Jess Row cites a parable attributed to Zhuangzi, a Chinese philosopher from the fourth century BC. "Zhuangzi awoke from dreaming that he was a butterfly," he writes, "… And didn't know whether he was a...
  • Mother, daughter cook up non-dystopian teen reading list

    Mom says ... If you're reading this, it's probably because you are not in the middle of a futuristic fight for the survival of the human race. So maybe you've got a minute to idly ponder what teens are reading these days: a lot of teens in a...
  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87 - state media

    * Champion of women's rights, opponent of death penalty * Nominated for Nobel literature prize * Feared dying abroad, chose not to emigrate By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free...
  • Emmy Voters Lean Toward Barbed Political Commentaries on Latenight

    As far as the Emmy nominees for Variety Series are concerned, it's the politics, stupid. A category once dominated by music and sketches now tilts decidedly toward contemporary commentary and lampoons. Whether the hook is faux news reporting (Jon...
  • Winning essays take 2 South L.A. students to Dickens conference

    Winning essays take 2 South L.A. students to Dickens conference
    Amid Victorian high tea and lengthy talks about literature, two young women from South Los Angeles recently found themselves at the center of the universe — the Dickens Universe. Scholars of Charles Dickens and enthusiasts from the public recently...
  • 'Ninja Turtles' tops 'Expendables 3,' 'Let's Be Cops' at box office

    'Ninja Turtles' tops 'Expendables 3,' 'Let's Be Cops' at box office
    “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” ruled the box office for the second week and “Guardians of the Galaxy” was runner-up in its third week, leaving three very different new films — “Let’s Be Cops,” “The...
  • Teaching about STDs through comic books

    Teaching about STDs through comic books
    When eight high school students are commissioned to make a graphic novel about sexual health, don't be surprised if the result includes pet dragons, a troll with genital warts and a guy named Funk Master Flexin'. These comedic touches appear in a booklet...