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  • Mother's Day is truly cause to celebrate

    It's now the second Sunday In the merry month of May, And all know that's the one day Designated "Mother's Day." (SPACE) You simply can't ignore it; All around your neighborhood Seems everyone is for it, This salute to motherhood....
  • Friends of the Libraries: Future begins at Technology Library

    The Costa Mesa Technology Library is set to re-open in its new location on the northwest corner of Fairview Road and Wilson Street, next to the Subway sandwich shop, on April 30. The "Open House" will be from 1 to 4 p.m., complete with prizes. Check it...
  • Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods

    Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods
    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...
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85; Oscar-winning screenwriter

    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85; Oscar-winning screenwriter
    For years, people who read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novels assumed she was born in India. She wrote about swamis, social climbers, duplicitous landlords and other characters from the Indian bourgeoisie who inevitably found themselves colliding with...
  • Nora Ephron dies at 71; writer of sharp-edged romances

    This article has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. Nora Ephron, who cast an acerbic eye on relationships, metropolitan living and aging in essays, books, plays and hit movies including "Sleepless in Seattle," "When Harry Met Sally..."...
  • Festival of Books: Grahame-Smith explains why we need zombies

     
    According to Seth Grahame-Smith, author of three insanely popular historical-fiction-meets-genre-thriller novels, zombies are good at two things: separating us from our delicious cranial tissue, and serving as a metaphor for whatever a culture fears. &#...
  • Seth Grahame-Smith wants to resurrect ‘Beetlejuice,’ ‘It’

     
    Two months ago, Seth Grahame-Smith looked like he would be the breakout star of a crowded summer movie season. The ......
  • Jane Austen ring goes up for auction

     
    A ring once owned by Jane Austen, which has been in her family for centuries, will be offered for sale for the first time....
  • 200 Years of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

     
    Jan. 28 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. While the book was popular in the author's day, she could never have imagined how beloved it would become. Here are 200 years of the ups and occasional downs...
  • Women Are Funny, That's No Joke

    Get your pen, keyboard or tattoo gun, everybody, and please write this down: Women are funny and always have been. Women's humor is not a "new thing." It's not like an iPhone 5, the use of genomic analysis in medicine or gay couples with babies on prime-...
  • Tension fills author's book, family

    Tension fills author's book, family
    Scientists have yet to prove that there is a genetic predisposition to good writing, but as they continue the search they would do well to read "The Chocolate Money," the first novel by a former Chicagoan named Ashley Prentice Norton. This novel,...