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  • Cookbooks on '88 books that shaped America' list from Library of Congress

    Cookbooks on '88 books that shaped America' list from Library of Congress
    A just-released list from the Library of Congress salutes 88 books that shaped America, all by American authors. It starts with Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and continues alphabetically on through "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, "Common...
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    FRIDAY Surf City Splash Surf City Rotary Club of Huntington Beach and Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley host "Surf City Splash," a fundraising evening of dinner, dancing and auctions, at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast...
  • Five literary treats to last all year long

     
    Five literary treats that will last through 2011: free short stories, a new app, near-extinct words and author interviews form the Paris Review....
  • We're taxed out [Most commented]

     
    Pay it forward, Californians, the editorial board wrote Saturday, saying: California is a wealthy state, with enough money and brains to create a future of opportunity and achievement for the next generation. As we face these new triggered cuts and......
  • Occupy Philly ignores eviction order, awaits police response

     
    Occupy Philly refuses an eviction order as protests supporting Occupy Wall Street come under pressure across the country. Occupy Philly demonstrators are still assessing their options....
  • Christopher Hitchens, writer and intellectual, dies at 62

     
    Prolific, argumentative and intellectually bracing writer Christopher Hitchens has died of cancer. He was 62....
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Obama's inauguration speech, annotated

    A great speech doesn't speak only to the audience at hand, even if that audience numbers in the billions and engulfs the globe. A great speech also speaks to the past. For a better appreciation of Obama's address, we've highlighted passages in which...
  • Community Commentary: 'The Fair is dead, long live the Fair'

    The fairgrounds sale is now in its 18th mind-numbing month. Still, it is difficult to understand the events leading up to today. As one who spent that 18 months at the vortex, I will spare you the hundreds of details, save for a few, even though there are...
  • Celebrating the genius of 'Huckleberry Finn'

    Celebrating the genius of 'Huckleberry Finn'
    Mark Twain was not quite 50 when he published "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in February 1885, and in so doing, changed American literature. Until then, many of our writers had flirted with vernacular expression, most notably Thomas Paine, whose...
  • Mailbag: Gordon comparison far from flattering

    Councilman David Gordon shouldn't take as a positive any similarities between him and former Councilman Ted McConkey ("Council treatment of Gordon is familiar," May 22), who was a fine fellow personally, but a flop as an office holder. McConkey was swept...