| Feb 6, 2012
| 5:56 AM
LOS ANGELES — Great L.A. theaters and intriguing gravesites.
With the Academy Award nominations out, thoughts of movies turn once again to Hollywood. The Oscars will be held at the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on Feb. 26.
But when I want...
| Apr 8, 2012
Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author.
Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
| May 29, 2011
In 2008, at the peak of the financial crisis and with the disappointing sales figures of his last collection hanging over him, Los Angeles-based fashion designer Gregory Parkinson went for broke, using rare fabrics from his archive to create his most...
| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 1:06 PM
Gov. Brown signed a bill last Thursday that requires California schools to use history textbooks and lessons that mention positive contributions from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. No other state has such a requirement.
| Aug 23, 2011
| 3:36 PM
If a glammed-up Pauley Perrette is rare, so is the chance for her to bring a piece of high society back to life.
Thanks to one of the world's top fashion photographers and a fast-working team of wardrobe, hair and makeup experts, the co-star of CBS'...
| Sep 25, 2011
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles — not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This means you'll be well-fed, well-rested and...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 9:22 PM
Truman Capote would have smiled.
In the avant-garde tradition of Capote's 1960s New York social A-ticket known as the "Black and White Ball," Orange County trendsetters borrowed on the theme to ring in South Coast Repertory's 2011-12 season.
| Dec 30, 2011
| 9:26 PM
Coyotes and Capote, political comebacks and smart meters, as well as controversy and intrigue in the quaint, but not-so-sleepy community of Montrose, gave us a year that included a fascinating set of story lines that will continue to reverberate into...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Since its publication in 1965, Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” has been widely recognized as a seminal work in American literature, frequently appearing on high school and college reading lists.
But the contents of the nonfiction novel,...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 11:25 AM
Since this week is Banned Books Week, and since one of my colleagues over at Glendale High School is fighting for Truman Capote’s "In Cold Blood" to be approved as a book to teach to advanced 11th grade English students,...