| Sep 29, 2011
| 10:00 PM
It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and in November we'll see a different (and perhaps conflicting?) take when Condoleezza...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 12:26 PM
It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and Joe McGinnis pitched in with "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin." (That...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 6:53 AM
Nic Vasilchek knew that the fortunes of his Luella (Ga.) High football team were intimately tied to cornerback Alvin Hill.
With that in mind, the Lions coach decided to play the Maryland commitment sparingly on offense and not at all on special teams,...
| 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...
| May 29, 2011
Gil Scott-Heron, a singer, songwriter, poet and author whose social commentary and combination of spoken words with musical grooves are widely cited as a seminal influence on rap music, died Friday. He was 62.
The Associated Press reported that a friend,...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:02 PM
It has been 50 years since Ezra Jack Keats introduced the world to young Peter, the little hand-painted boy who awakens to a fresh snowfall and sets out on a joyful errand.
"He picked up a handful of snow — and another, and still another. He packed...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 5:31 PM
A billboard, funded by an atheist organization, has many in the religious community upset.
The billboard was supposed to up in Oak Cliff Monday, but, as of 5pm, the board remained blank. Still, those behind it are already getting hate mail.
It's part of...
| Mar 3, 2010
| 4:32 PM
âCelebrationâ happened to be the unofficial theme for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatreâs opening night program Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the first of four different slates of mixed repertory being presented through...
| Jan 19, 2010
| 4:34 PM
On Monday, the biggest awards in children's literature were announced by the American Library Assn. The awards -- whose signature cover stickers predate Oprah's -- often help guarantee attention for the selected books. The John Newbery Medal for most...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- Powerhouses: Anna Netrebko and Rolando VillazÃ³n star in a movie version of Puccini's "La BohÃ¨me," 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......