RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Upton Sinclair

A collection of news and information related to Upton Sinclair published by this site and its partners.

Top Upton Sinclair Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Upton Sinclair House for Sale

     
    Photo courtesy of Cecilia Farnum, Century 21 The Upton Sinclair House at 464 N. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia has been listed for sale at $1.5 million. The 1923 home was designed by Frederick H. Wallis for L.B. Vollmer (d. 1948), owner......
  • Justin Halpern, the Twitter celeb behind "$#*! My Dad Says," urges kids to read

     
    Studies suggest that consuming short blasts of information has led to Web-induced attention deficit, making today's youth more impulsive and impatient and far less likely to log off long enough to leap into the pages of a good book. So......
  • From the Stacks – 'Dancing Bear' (1968)

     
    Out of curiosity, I picked up Gladwin Hill’s “Dancing Bear” at the Southern California Library’s book sale. I never met Hill (d. 1992), the New York Times bureau chief in Los Angeles, but I had heard about him at luncheon......
  • New wave of tainted food in China and how inflation could make it worse

     
    Three years after China was rocked by a massive tainted-milk scandal, the country has again been hit by a wave of food scares in recent weeks. The list includes diseased pigs used for bacon; noodles made of corn, ink and......
  • PST, A to Z: ‘Eames’ at A+D Museum, ‘Sympathetic’ at MAK Center

     
    Text is a central component of two Pacific Standard Time exhibitions, both focused on design: “Eames Designs: The Guest Host Relationship” at the A+D Museum, and “Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist...
  • Princess-to-be Kate Middleton has Maryland family ties

    Princess-to-be Kate Middleton has Maryland family ties
    Soon-to-be princess Kate Middleton has a few prominent Marylanders — and American celebrities — in her family tree. Middleton, a commoner who marries Prince William on Friday, is a distant cousin of "The Star-Spangled Banner" author Francis...
  • Former Upton Sinclair home in Monrovia is for sale

    Former Upton Sinclair home in Monrovia is for sale
    The house that social reformer and novelist Upton Sinclair lived in during the 1940s through the '60s has come on the market in Monrovia at $1.5 million. Built in 1923, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence is listed on the National Register of...
  • Education Matters: Antonovich's arguments are short-sighted

    Education Matters: Antonovich's arguments are short-sighted
    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
  • Don't be agast (or even aghast)! Tribune once trifled with standard spelling

    Don't be agast (or even aghast)! Tribune once trifled with standard spelling
    For more than 40 years, the Tribune crusaded against an "unspeakable offense," a "monster cruelty": English spelling. From Jan. 28, 1934, to Sept. 28, 1975, the newspaper adopted a system of simplified spelling, a cause dearly felt by publisher Col....
  • 'Hog butcher for the world'

    'Hog butcher for the world'
    The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
  • Musician's design hits right notes [Corrected]

    For University High School, money does grow on trees. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly stated the number of votes Lisa Xie's design got. It was 445, not 445,000. -------------------- At least, it does now since a...