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  • Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness

    Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness
    I went to Mexico and read a book by a Canadian author that made me think about work in America. My vacations tend to be kind of weird that way. With a week off, I felt the need to unplug from the screens that dominate our working lives, so I settled...
  • 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...
  • Trans community can change minds by changing discourse

    Trans community can change minds by changing discourse
    At a literary soiree in Paris, James Thurber was once told how much funnier his stories were in French. "Yes," he replied sadly. "My works lose something in the original." I thought about this line when Laverne Cox, of the Netflix show "Orange Is the...
  • Simsbury Man Writes Book About Self-Defense For Women

    SIMSBURY — Dennis Golden, a former president and longtime member of the Metacon Gun Club, is CEO of IM-SAFE LLC, a training and education firm in Simbury specializing in personal safety and self-defense. The 70-year-old Simsbury man, who started...
  • TV This Week Aug. 17 - 23: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America

    TV This Week Aug. 17 - 23: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 17 - 23, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY David Suchet discusses his 25-year tenure...
  • 'How the World Was' a vivid tale of a 20th century California boyhood

    'How the World Was' a vivid tale of a 20th century California boyhood
    The Parisian artist Emmanuel Guibert creates nonfiction graphic novels that have the emotional weight and patient observation of great prose fiction. Many of his books are based on long interviews with real subjects. "The Photographer" told the story of a...
  • Film Review: 'Found'

    Based on a novella by Todd Rigney, "Found" hits an atypically earnest note for horror by presenting a young serial killer from the p.o.v. of the little sibling who discovers his big bro's secret hobby. Although not entirely successful, this intriguing,...
  • 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...
  • Best bets: Naperville area

    Best bets: Naperville area
    Our top picks for a weekend of fun in Naperville and St. Charles, from a beer-soaked benefit to 1950s jukebox favorites to an insect zoo and more. Events take place from Aug. 16-23. Pints for Paws benefit event Enjoy a fun evening of beer, food and...
  • '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...
  • Adventures in history [Commentary]

    Adventures in history [Commentary]
    Although the summer season still has a few weeks left, the box office take thus far suggests that Hollywood's string of consecutive records likely ended last summer. While consumer tastes are notoriously fickle in the entertainment industry, I do give...