| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Book clubs can meet up in public places that serve alcohol, New Yorkers discover. Who knew?
Well, plenty of people, particularly those who attend book clubs in bars in L.A.
On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported on four book clubs in New York and...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Alicia Silverstone and her costars had a "Clueless" reunion at a special screening of the 1995 hit comedy that's credited with launching the phrases "my bad" and "as if" into the mainstream vernacular.
The actress, 37, who played blond Beverly Hills...
| Sep 16, 2013
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Free origin stories: Watch The "Seinfeld" pilot and read (on Kindle) the first issue......
| Aug 3, 2011
"Seventies Los Angeles is really not ever very far from my mind, for some weird reason," says author Dana Spiotta, a former Angeleno who now lives in upstate New York. "I just love '70s Los Angeles."
The city plays a big part in her latest novel,...
| Jul 8, 2012
LONDON — I'm a Londoner and I love London. And 2012 is London's year. But it's not an easy city — not to navigate, not to find affordable accommodations, not to stay dry. As we approach the Olympics, here are some tips that may help you. If...
| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:02 PM
Home Business Expo
Seminars about setting up a home business and other topics will be at the Orange County Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Admission is $10 at the door or $8 in advance online. Visit http://www.wahbexpo.com for...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 5:41 PM
C.B. Shiepe, author of the novel "Cliff Falls," will have a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Martha's Bookstore, 308 1/2 Marine Ave., Balboa Island. For more information, visit http://www.clifffalls.com.
| Jun 7, 2011
| 5:51 PM
| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:01 PM
"The Dashwood Sisters Tell All"
By Beth Pattillo, Guidepost, $14.99
As their Austen-obsessed mother's last wish was to bring them closer, Ellen and Mimi Dodge find themselves traveling to Hampshire to take part in a Jane Austen inspired walking tour....