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  • L.A. theater openings, Dec. 8-15: 'Jane Austen Unscripted' returns

    L.A. theater openings, Dec. 8-15: 'Jane Austen Unscripted' returns
    The Second City puts a twist on Dickens, the Troubies build a holiday show around one-hit wonders, and Impro Theatre is making it up as it goes along in "Jane Austen Unscripted." The Gizmo Guys Comedy juggling act for ages 4 and up. La Mirada Theatre...
  • Telling evidence

    Pray consider this sentence from one of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe murder mysteries: "Everyone has something they don't want anyone to see; that is one of the functions of a home, to provide a spot to keep such things."  I offer it not as a response to...
  • Amazon workers in Germany strike during busy holiday season

    Amazon workers in Germany went on strike Monday, protesting the working conditions at the online retailer's shipping centers. The workers' union, Ver.di, also sent a delegation to the company's Seattle offices. "The Amazon system is characterized by low...
  • Happy birthday, Jane Austen!

    Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775. Happy 238th birthday, Jane Austen! Austen, of course, was the author of novels that have endured and delighted for centuries. Her biggest hits are "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility" --...
  • Hey everybody, let's 'shelfie!'

    Hey everybody, let's 'shelfie!'
    The word “shelfie” finished far behind “selfie” and other neologisms recently when the Oxford Dictionaries announced their nominees, and the winner, of the Word of the Year for 2013. Like the selfie (which had a recent moment...
  • Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

    Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016
    LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you’ll use to pay for them, at least in Britain. The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing...
  • New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars

    New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars
    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...
  • Horrors! Mark Darcy is dead in the new Bridget Jones book

    Why has Helen Fielding killed off the best guy ever? That guy, of course, is Mark Darcy, created by Helen Fielding (with a big boost from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"). In Fielding's bestselling novel "Bridget Jones's Diary," sparks flew...
  • Q&A: Elizabeth Gilbert on 'The Signature of All Things'

    Q&A: Elizabeth Gilbert on 'The Signature of All Things'
    Elizabeth Gilbert is of course best known for “Eat, Pray, Love” (2006), the megaselling memoir that was made into a popular 2010 film with Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. But Gilbert's first love was fiction, to which she makes a triumphant...
  • Helen Fielding Q&A: Bridget Jones is back, without Mark Darcy!

    Helen Fielding Q&A: Bridget Jones is back, without Mark Darcy!
    It's been 17 years since "Bridget Jones's Diary" first hit the scene, turning freelance journalist Helen Fielding into a best-selling author and screenwriter. Her latest installment, "Mad About the Boy," follows Bridget, now 51, as she copes with the loss...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    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......