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  • 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...
  • Authors A-C

    826CHI 826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org Tom Acitelli Tom Acitelli is author...
  • Broad Stage announces 2013-14 season, jazz initiative, fundraising

    Broad Stage announces 2013-14 season, jazz initiative, fundraising
    For its 2013-14 season, the Broad Stage in Santa Monica will present appearances by actress Patti LuPone, opera singer Bryn Terfel, violinist Nadja Salerno-SonnenbergĀ and the Los Angeles dance group Bodytraffic. Members of the Simon Bolivar Symphony...
  • Biblioracle: Tom Sawyer economy

    Biblioracle: Tom Sawyer economy
    Amazon has purchased the book-oriented social networking site Goodreads for an undisclosed sum. Speculation from Bloomberg Businessweek based on other social media properties (like Instagram and LinkedIn) puts the market price close to $1 billion. Other...
  • There's 'Pride' in every aspect of Annapolis Shakespeare production

    There's 'Pride' in every aspect of Annapolis Shakespeare production
    Rarely does a literary classic transfer from page to stage as eloquently as Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" does in the current production by the Annapolis Shakespeare Company at Bowie Playhouse. Everything works beautifully, beginning with Jon...
  • Women Shouldn't Use Men For Measure

    Imagine hearing the phrase: "Wow, you're just like one of the boys!" Then imagine hearing the phrase: "Wow, you're just like every other woman!" Now decide which phrase is a compliment. That didn't take very long, did it? Let's face it: For a...
  • In a word: cant

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: CANT The earliest sense of the protean word cant that the...
  • Summer Movie Sneaks complete list

    The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Sneaks list: In the...
  • 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...
  • What are the best movies based on books?

    What are the best movies based on books?
    Less than a year after “The Great Gatsby” was published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald was paid $16,666 for the film rights. “Come and see it all!” beckons the trailer for the silent film. “And enjoy the entertainment thrill of...
  • Counting down to Lit Fest

    Counting down to Lit Fest
    (This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...