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  • 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...
  • Chuck Palahniuk Working on 'Fight Club' Comicbook Series Sequel

    "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk is working on a sequel to the novel as a 10-issue comicbook series for Dark Horse Comics. The first novel, which David Fincher adapted into a movie starring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton in 1999, follows the story of an...
  • Muchnick makes cut as writer

    Muchnick makes cut as writer
    At 16, you can say Justin Muchnick is an accomplished writer and wrestler. Muchnick, a former Harbor Day School student, has two books published and he's one of the top wrestlers at his high school. He has a new book out titled "The Boarding School...
  • Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited e-book service

    Amazon.com Inc. on Friday introduced Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can-read e-book subscription service available for $9.99 a month. Similar to Netflix and other movie streaming services, Kindle Unlimited makes available a library of 600,000 titles and...
  • Handbag designer Kendall Conrad expands into footwear, brass jewelry

    Handbag designer Kendall Conrad expands into footwear, brass jewelry
    Accessories designer Kendall Conrad's face brightens on a recent morning in her sun-filled Abbot Kinney boutique as she flips through pages of playful owl sketches, images of black-and-white ceramic vessels with Minotaur faces and the color blue,...
  • 'The Girls From Corona del Mar' explores friendship's evolution

    'The Girls From Corona del Mar' explores friendship's evolution
    In the opening chapter of Rufi Thorpe's debut novel, "The Girls From Corona del Mar," 15-year-old best friends Mia and Lorrie Ann get drunk on jug wine with the intention of breaking one of Mia's toes. Mia, the narrator, has just gotten an abortion, and...
  • The joy of crafting food is a little miracle we can tap into again

    Images from my Instagram feed slide down the screen: glistening fruit in jars, pickles floating in dill-sprigged brine, wonky handcrafted breads, vinegars infused with herbs from the garden, tomato sauce put up in old wine bottles. Everybody proudly...
  • Authors Goodman, Schoenberger At Twain House

    Authors Goodman, Schoenberger At Twain House
    On Monday July 21, at 7 p.m., The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, and HartBeat Ensemble will present best-selling author and investigative reporter Amy Goodman. Her appearance is part of her lecture series, "The Silenced...
  • Long rifle bill is bad history, gun experts say

    House Bill 1989, signed into law last month, recognizes the Piper J-3 Cub and the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official aircraft and firearm, respectively. Why? Hey, that's what our state legislators do. There's a bill pending to name...
  • A Word, Please: You learn something new every day

    It's not every day that I pick on others' language errors. Regular readers of this column know that, on the contrary, I think criticizing another person's grammar or usage is misguided. Worse, nine times out of 10 the would-be grammar cop has his or her...
  • Comic-Con 2014: Cumberbatch, Radcliffe sightings and more in San Diego

     
    If you're planning to spend any time in downtown San Diego this weekend, keep an eye out for Homer Simpson's […]...