| Dec 23, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- Powerhouses: Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón star in a movie version of Puccini's "La Bohème," which debuts on public television tonight. (KCET) -- Tug of war: German officials have ruled out returning a bust of Queen Nefertiti to Egypt,......
| Dec 29, 2009
| 4:33 PM
A Long Beach construction worker awaiting trial in the death of a UC Riverside professor last year died in his jail cell on Christmas Day, authorities said today. A guard on a security walk found Marlon Martinez, 22, lying in......
| May 12, 2010
Francis Gregory Elementary 1700 Pratt Drive, will dismiss at noon. Parents are being called by teachers and we have also activated our automatic calling system.
Greater Gentilly High School, 6026 Paris Avenue, will dismiss at 11:30. The school houses...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 2:28 PM
A new exhibition at the Huntington called "Central Avenue and Beyond: The Harlem Renaissance in Los Angeles" will feature materials from the Mayme A. Clayton collection on public display for the first time.
On view in the Library West Hall until February...
| Feb 21, 2010
When Lucille Clifton was a girl in the 1940s, she saw her mother burning poems in their furnace. A grade-school dropout who loved words and wrote traditional verse, her mother had an offer to publish her work in a book, but her husband and children...
| Feb 25, 2010
The former business manager of Langston Hughes Academy has pleaded guilty to stealing about $660,000 from the charter school.
Thirty-nine-year-old Kelly Thompson of New Orleans entered her plea Thursday in U.S. District Court.
Thompson's sentencing is...
| Apr 1, 2011
Almena Lomax, a journalist and civil rights activist who launched the Los Angeles Tribune, a feisty weekly newspaper that served the African American community in the 1940s and '50s, died March 25 in Pasadena. She was 95.
Her death came after a short...
| Apr 2, 2010
| 3:56 PM
Elise Paschen has a knack for getting poetry into the hands of people who might not know they need it. Nearly 10 years ago, while still the executive director of the Poetry Society of America, she paired with Naperville-based Sourcebooks to create “...
| Nov 14, 2010
Mark Twain was not quite 50 when he published "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in February 1885, and in so doing, changed American literature. Until then, many of our writers had flirted with vernacular expression, most notably Thomas Paine, whose...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 10:49 AM
Known as the “Black Jewel of the Midwest,” the George Cleveland Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library has been serving the Bronzeville community since 1932. Earlier this year, it was recommended for landmark status for its role as a...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Poetry makes nothing happen.
So saidW.H. Auden.
Who never lived in Chicago.
Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...