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  • Trapped in the web with Dave Eggers' 'The Circle'

    Trapped in the web with Dave Eggers' 'The Circle'
    From "Brave New World" to "The Hunger Games," dystopian fiction generally presents a closed, ostensibly perfect society from the point of view of the outsider who doesn't fit in. The less-often told story is what it's like to be part of the crowd. Who...
  • Letters: In defense of charter schools

    Letters: In defense of charter schools
    Re "The charter mistake," Opinion, Oct. 1 To say I am disappointed by Diane Ravitch's Op-Ed article is an understatement. Many of her assertions regarding charter schools are offensive to the parents and educators who have created some amazing charters....
  • Irish voters reject plan to abolish nation's Senate

    LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money. Results...
  • A clearer view of overwhelming India and of Satyajit Ray

    A clearer view of overwhelming India and of Satyajit Ray
    I once visited Monument Valley and tried to imagine myself in a John Ford western. It didn't work. I did the "Vertigo" tour in San Francisco and felt nothing. No matter how rooted in a specific time or place, most movies, especially the great ones, are...
  • Malala's year: Shot for defying Taliban, now considered for Nobel

    In one short year, Malala Yousafzai has transformed herself from obscure Taliban victim to an internationally celebrated model of courage in defense of human rights. Founder of the nonprofit Malala Fund that advocates for girls' education and raises...
  • Andrew Wylie criticizes Amazon's 'megalomania' in the New Republic

    Andrew Wiley, the megawatt literary agent publishing insiders know by the longstanding sobriquet “the Jackal,” is not the fan of Amazon he once was. Though he briefly partnered with the company in 2010 to launch a small e-books imprint...
  • 'Particle Fever,' Documentary on Nobel Prize Winners, Gets Distribution

    A documentary following six scientists who discovered the Higgs boson (aka "the God particle") will be distributed and marketed by Abramorama and BOND Strategy and Influence, the companies announced today, the same morning when two of the scientists...
  • Who will win the 2013 Nobel Literature prize?

    The next winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced Thursday morning in Stockholm. In the United Kingdom, where you can wager on such things, the betting money is on Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. As of Monday morning, the...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The White Queen' on Starz

     Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The White Queen' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 20 - 26, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The White Queen In failing health...
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

    Thumbs up to the University of Connecticut, the greenest school in the nation. The Sierra Club recognized UConn as the No. 1 "Coolest School" for offering hundreds of sustainability-related classes, slashing water use, retrofitting buildings and serving...
  • Professors at Berkeley and Stanford share Nobel Prize for medicine

    Professors at Berkeley and Stanford share Nobel Prize for medicine
    Professors of molecular and cellular biology at UC Berkeley and Stanford University are sharing the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work in unraveling the mystery of a key cellular process. Randy W. Schekman of Berkeley and Thomas...