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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...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The Santa Switch" on Hallmark'

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The Santa Switch" on Hallmark'
    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     --------------------   SERIES The Blacklist Tom (Ryan Eggold)...
  • Entrepreneur program helps South L.A. students realize potential

    Entrepreneur program helps South L.A. students realize potential
    The 17-year-old high school senior lives in a neighborhood south of downtown where crime is still high, police sirens are ever-present, and fast-food joints line the block. She rarely leaves the area, never once having been to the beach with her family....
  • 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'...
  • Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.

    Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.
    "What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do. At the moment, Daniel Beaty and Keith David may be the two American actors least likely...
  • L.A. Unified students want one of their own on school board

    L.A. Unified students want one of their own on school board
    Bryan Mejia has some advice for the Los Angeles Board of Education. He isn't a gadfly or political consultant. He isn't running for office — he can't even vote. Mejia is a high school student. And he wants to help fix what he and other...
  • LAUSD outlines plan to spend $837 million on disadvantaged students

    Disadvantaged students in L.A. Unified stand to benefit from a multimillion-dollar infusion for more tutoring, counselors, English language coaches, nurses, librarians and other support under a budget plan presented Tuesday. In the opening salvo in a...
  • FAU event gets under faculty's skin

    FAU event gets under faculty's skin
    Arely Baugh's bicep is decorated with the self-empowerment tattoo "Forever Strong." Amy Lou Grande's upper back contains a birdcage flanked by budding flowers and the title of Maya Angelou's autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Ashley...
  • City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge

    City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge
    I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful. Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...