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  • '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...
  • 'Bonnie the Bunny' bounces into bookstores

    For Loxahatchee resident Tracie Gold, having her first book "Bonnie the Bunny" published is a dream come true. But she said "never in a million years" could she have seen herself as a writer before she wrote this book. "I don't really read – at...
  • Spanish engineers create bookstore, hangout in Dallas neighborhood

    At first glance, the nondescript orange bungalow blends into the neat row of homes lining West Eighth Street in Dallas' Oak Cliff neighborhood. It's a bright and breezy Saturday, and the glass front door at number 314 creaks and groans as people wander...
  • On the Town: Chevy Chase Country Club hosts Devine event

    On the Town: Chevy Chase Country Club hosts Devine event
    Paula Devine was the undisputed star of the evening at her post-swearing-in celebration. With 200 of her closest friends, Glendale City Council's newest member opened her party, “Thank you for making your vote Devine.” The Chevy Chase Country...
  • Chatting with "Goodnight Darth Vader" cartoonist

    Chatting with "Goodnight Darth Vader" cartoonist
    Jeffrey Brown probably seemed, at first, an unlikely creator to help expand the “Star Wars” universe. The Chicago-based artist began his comics career penning memoirs that resembled personal sketchbooks. Since becoming a father, however, Brown...
  • In superhero gender bend, Marvel unveils Thor as a woman

    In superhero gender bend, Marvel unveils Thor as a woman
    Comic book superhero character Thor, who first appeared in 1962 and is based on the Norse hammer-wielding god, will now be a woman, publisher Marvel Comics said on Tuesday. The publisher said the female Thor is an effort to bring new readers and to...
  • Construction: a boys club [Commentary]

    Construction: a boys club [Commentary]
    Harassment, intimidation and sabotage are a major reason why women do not enter or remain in jobs in the construction industry, according to a provocative and hard hitting study on women in construction by the National Women's Law Center. Women are...
  • BOOKS

    BOOKS
    "I'm Not for Everyone, Neither Are You": We've lost count on whether this is author David Leddick's third, fourth or fifth act. The bon vivant started out as a Metropolitan Opera ballet dancer before going into advertising for clients such as Revlon and...
  • Same-sex penguin parents spark literary controversy in Singapore

    Same-sex penguin parents spark literary controversy in Singapore
    The children’s title “And Tango Makes Three” sparked controversy when it was first published in the United States in 2005. The illustrated book tells the real-life story of two male penguins who hatched an egg together at New York’...
  • Book Talk: Tom Rachman on identity, writing and finding success

    By Ngozi Kemjika NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) - Best-selling author Tom Rachman plays with identity in his latest novel, "The Rise & Fall of Great Powers," which follows the life of a woman taken from her home as a young girl and left to wander the...