| May 21, 2012
Esquire returns to its roots with a new short fiction series while making it new, e-book style....
| May 24, 2012
The University of Missouri will pull the plug on its 54 year old press, just the latest in a string of academic publishing casualties...
| Jul 4, 2012
The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
| 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...
| 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 20, 2009
For as long as he can remember, Dario Serrano's life was all screeching tires and echoing gunshots, babies' cries and barking dogs, a symphony, as he puts it, of "hood rats and gangsters," of "vatos vatos and payasos" -- dudes and numskulls, loosely...
| Apr 6, 2009
The Quai Branly Museum, a steel-and-glass palace on the Seine River, has news for the culture world: "Three Little Bops" is art.
The Looney Tunes cartoon from 1957 retells the Three Little Pigs as a jazz fable with music by...
| 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 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...
| Oct 28, 2009
When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring.
Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...