| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:43 AM
The National Book Foundation has announced that Maya Angelou is this year's recipient of the Literarian Award, an honorary National Book Award for contributions to the literary community.
Over Angelou's 50-plus years as a writer and poet, she has won...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Hampton Roads remembers slain civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. with a variety of musical salutes, parades and gatherings. Here are news releases containing details of some events taking place Jan. 17-20, 2014.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:19 PM
The plumeria tree outside Linda Garcia's house gave and gave again. Its soft, five-point blossoms pulsed color from its boughs, shining out to the sidewalk and the dog walkers who passed the house on their daily rounds.
One day, it was gone. Someone...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:08 AM
On Wednesday night, the National Book Awards were presented at a black-tie dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan. “The Oscars of the Book World,” host Mika Brzezinski called it, although, as Fran Lebowitz once sniffed, “It’...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format
This week's TV Movies
The Blacklist Tom (Ryan Eggold)...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:54 PM
James McBride won the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction for “The Good Lord Bird,” a satirical account of pre-Civil War America that features a cross-dressing slave who gets caught up in John Brown’s famous anti-slavery rebellion....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:31 PM
James DePreist, artistic advisor to the Pasadena Symphony and Pops and one of the few African American conductors to lead major orchestras in the United States and abroad, died Friday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 76.
The cause was...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:51 PM
For the Urban League of Broward County, the road to hosting the annual gathering of one of the nation's oldest civil rights organizations will involve raising lots of money, recruiting hundreds of volunteers and strategic planning to welcome thousands....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:05 PM
After Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) turned to YouTube to announce her retirement from Congress, I wrote a post about politicians using new technology to evade public scrutiny. Though these tools have made it easier for politicians to more effectively...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Circle City Books in Pittsboro, N.C., has just completed an eye-catching mural: a side of a building covered in books. Huge, oversize books, with titles that even this myopic passerby could read.
What's on it? Forty-eight titles, some of which are...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Four City Section football coaches won't be allowed to coach in the first regular-season game after missing a mandatory coaches' meeting on Saturday. The punishment for missing the meeting is a one-game suspension.
There were no representatives at...