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  • Esquire, adding fiction ebooks, goes back to the future

     
    Esquire returns to its roots with a new short fiction series while making it new, e-book style....
  • University of Missouri Press to close, after 54 years

     
    The University of Missouri will pull the plug on its 54 year old press, just the latest in a string of academic publishing casualties...
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    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?...
  • Elise Paschen: poetry for teens caters to the rebel in each of us

    Elise Paschen: poetry for teens caters  to the rebel in each of us
    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 “...
  • Celebrating the genius of 'Huckleberry Finn'

    Celebrating the genius of 'Huckleberry Finn'
    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...
  • Low Water Pressure Closes Two Gentilly Schools Early

    Low Water Pressure Closes Two Gentilly Schools Early
    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...
  • Get Lit Players bring poetry's emotions to other L.A. teenagers

    Get Lit Players bring poetry's emotions to other L.A. teenagers
    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...
  • Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'

    Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'
    Bump Picasso. Forget Rococo. 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...
  • NOW through February 8: "Central Avenue and Beyond" Exhibition at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

    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...
  • Ex-business manager pleads guilty in school theft

    Ex-business manager pleads guilty in school theft
    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...
  • 'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood

    'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood
    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...