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  • National Book Awards go to James McBride, George Packer

    National Book Awards go to James McBride, George Packer
    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....
  • Some notes on the National Book Awards

    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’...
  • Wanda Coleman dies at 67; Watts native, L.A.'s unofficial poet laureate

    Wanda Coleman dies at 67; Watts native, L.A.'s unofficial poet laureate
    With her dark skin and "unconkable kinky hair," Wanda Coleman found growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s often felt like torture. "The stultifying intellectual loneliness of my 1950s and '60s upbringing was dictated by my looks," she wrote years...
  • Maya Angelou appearance in Norfolk postponed, health cited

    Maya Angelou appearance in Norfolk postponed, health cited
    A lecture by author Maya Angelou scheduled for May 2 at Chrysler Hall has been postponed. According to a news release, Angelou’s health is the cause of the delay. Angelou turned 85 in early April. The talk was to coincide with the Norfolk...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The Confession'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The Confession'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 12 - 18, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Paul (Dylan Bruce)...
  • Warm feelings for an old refrigerator

    Warm feelings for an old refrigerator
    I have an unfamiliar refrigerator in my familiar kitchen. It's sleek, shiny and smudge-proof. So why am I missing my old one, a clunky, black, last-century model, its drawers and shelves held together with duct tape and Super Glue? The ice maker hadn'...
  • Why Kenan Thompson won't dress in drag anymore on 'SNL'

    Why Kenan Thompson won't dress in drag anymore on 'SNL'
    Kenan Thompson is fed up with having to wear a dress on "Saturday Night Live." A 10-year veteran of NBC's sketch comedy show, Thompson has donned drag to play characters such as Maya Angelou, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. And it's not just...
  • Joseph S. Eubanks

    Joseph S. Eubanks
    Joseph S. Eubanks, a noted bass-baritone and Morgan State University music professor who performed with the first American company of "Porgy and Bess," which toured the world in the 1950s, died May 16 of renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson....
  • San Diego mayor's video apology fails to impress

    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...
  • Football: Four City Section coaches suspended from first game

     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...
  • Complaints are coming in on City Section seedings

     
    Not everyone is pleased with the work done by a committee of former coaches and administrators who put together the seedings for the City Section boys' and girls' basketball playoff brackets on Saturday. "It's a bunch of malarkey," Maya Angelou......