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  • Store beer in a wine-like cave? Southern California gives it a try

    Store beer in a wine-like cave? Southern California gives it a try
    To grab a beer, Israel Arrieta doesn't just stroll to the fridge; he has to walk out his back door to the side of the house, where he pries a chicken-wire screen off a basement window and scrambles, crab position, down a wooden ladder. Several minutes...
  • Book review: 'William Golding: The Man Who Wrote "Lord of the Flies" '

    Book review: 'William Golding: The Man Who Wrote "Lord of the Flies" '
    William Golding The Man Who Wrote 'Lord of the Flies': A Life John Carey Free Press: 574 pp., $32.50 William Golding, the writer, has been a subject for study: reviews and critical essays, a bibliography and more than 100 books about the books....
  • Giving Angela Carter her due

    By Richard Rayner "A good writer can make you believe time stands still. Yet the end of all stories, even if the writer forbears to mention it, is death," wrote the English writer Angela Carter, who died 16 years ago this month. At the time Carter was...
  • Rebooting culture: a heady start to Saturday

     
    On the "Rebooting Culture" panel at the Festival of Books on Saturday, L.A. Times Book Editor David Ulin opened the discussion by recognizing this moment in time as one of intense cultural shifts, affecting readers, writers and narrative itself. The......
  • English pubs in literature -- can America compete?

     
    British author Richard Francis is a novelist and a scholar -- this fall, Yale University press will publish his book "Fruitlands: The Alcott Family, the Englishmen, and Utopia" about the Transcendentalists, particularly Bronson Alcott (father of Louisa...
  • February mayoral election will see no clowning around

     
    Thank Spanky. When Chicago voters go to the polls Feb. 22 and receive a ballot with a long list of names of ethnically and ideologically diverse mayoral candidates, they can offer up silent expressions of gratitude to Ray Wardingley (right),......
  • U of I Board Of Trustees Chairman Resigns

    U of I Board Of Trustees Chairman Resigns
    (WGN-AM)- Days before a state panel is set to blast him for his heavy-handedness in University of Illinois affairs, board Chairman Niranjan Shah resigned his powerful post Monday while accepting some blame for his role in a far-reaching admissions...
  • A Palisades balladeer

    IN one, a poor woman from the west coast of Ireland flies, to the strains of a lonely Celtic melody, to Graceland to pay homage to Elvis Presley. In another, a British soldier wounded in World War II wanders London, recalling the days when he danced to...
  • Richard M. Daley elected mayor of Chicago

    Richard M. Daley elected mayor of Chicago
    As Richard M. Daley claimed victory on this date in a special mayoral election that put him on a path to follow his famous father, he declared an end to a tumultuous decade in Chicago political history. "We ran a campaign that will be remembered not for...