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  • When Maya Angelou was reviewed by Wanda Coleman

    When I think of Maya Angelou, who died Tuesday at age 86 at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., I recall Wanda Coleman’s review of her memoir “A Song Flung Up to Heaven,” which appeared in the Los Angeles Times Book Review in April 2002....
  • A warning about trigger warnings

    A warning about trigger warnings
    In a front-page story in the New York Times on Sunday, Jennifer Medina reported on the phenomenon of “trigger warnings” -- “explicit alerts,” requested by students at universities across the country, “that the material they...
  • (Book)ing your summer vacation

    (Book)ing your summer vacation
    Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip? The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
  • 'The Animals' illuminates Isherwood-Bachardy love story

     'The Animals' illuminates Isherwood-Bachardy love story
    Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy — one of L.A.'s most famous literary couples — met on a beach in 1952, when the former was 49 and the latter 18. From the beginning, they had a complex, passionate, non-monogamous relationship, unequal in...
  • Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see

    Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see
    It is a savage and sorrowful story, the life of Paul Crump. It ended in 2002 when he was 72. He died at Chester Mental Health Center in a rural area near the banks of the Mississippi River in that southern part of Illinois known locally as Little Egypt....
  • Printers Row's favorite books of 2013

    Printers Row's favorite books of 2013
    As 2013 winds to a close, we thought we'd take one more look back at the year's literary highlights. We asked Printers Row Journal contributors to write about a book they read this year that will linger in their minds well into 2014. Here's what they...
  • The Biblioracle selects annual Truman winners

    The Biblioracle selects annual Truman winners
    Welcome to the Second Annual Biblioracle Book Awards! In the course of a year, my feelings about "best books of the year" lists are unchanged. Every time I see anyone claim that a book is "the best," all I can think is: Oh yeah? Who sez? ------------...
  • Juanita Moore, actress Oscar-nominated for 'Imitation of Life,' dead at 99

    Juanita Moore, a pioneering African American actress who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the classic 1959 drama “Imitation of Life,” has died. The Associated Press reports that Moore collapsed and died at her Los Angeles...
  • A battle both literary and culinary: My night judging the Sugar Games

    "Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?" Shakespeare asked in Twelfth Night. There were cakes and ale aplenty at the Sugar Games, a literary dessert competition presented by PEN Center USA at Angel City Brewery...
  • Civil Rights photo exhibit in Fort Lauderdale

    Civil Rights photo exhibit in Fort Lauderdale
    Photographer Bob Adelman was a Zelig-like observer of people and events that helped define 20th century pop culture in America. He was a New York art-scene insider who was close friends with Roy Lichtenstein and ran with the Warhol crowd. He exchanged...
  • Hilton Als blurs the lines in 'White Girls'

    Hilton Als' "White Girls" is as much about white girls as the author's previous effort "The Women" was about femininity — which is to say quite a lot and not at all. Like its predecessor, "White Girls" is an inquiry into otherness, and by extension,...