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  • The Geezer book club

    The Geezer book club
    The Geezer book club The club began in 1997 when seven men, after 40 years of friendship, realized their conversations had fallen into a rut. Now, when everyone is vertical, ambulatory and in town, there are 11 of us with an average age of 80. Our...
  • 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...
  • Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings

    Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings
    "I am submitting the enclosed short story 'LIFE-LINE' for either 'Astounding' or 'Unknown,'" Robert A. Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell in 1939, "because I am not sure which policy it fits the better." The former magazine published science fiction,...
  • 'Gaza' author Joe Sacco may walk away from battlefields: 'I'm kind of at that point'

     
    Reed Johnson caught up with Joe Sacco and found that the cartoonist and correspondent may be taking a break from his hot-zone reportage. If our present era constitutes a sort of End Times for mainstream media, it's proving to be......
  • "Animal Factory" author speaks

     
    Sorry for the late notice, but if you want to hear from a guy who's been billed as a modern-day Upton Sinclair, you've got about an hour to get over to East Baltimore.David Kirby is author of a new book,......
  • Ridenhour Prize goes, for first time, to graphic novel

     
    For the first time, the Ridenhour Book Prize will be given to a graphic novel. On Monday, it was announced that Joe Sacco's "Footnotes in Gaza" will win the $10,000 award, which will be presented in April in Washington, DC.......
  • Liberty Hill Foundation to honor Walter Mosley

     
    The foundation Liberty Hill will present its Upton Sinclair Award to author Walter Mosley at its annual gala dinner on May 20. His novels have "powerfully tackled such monumental events in Los Angeles like the Watts riots," says Liberty Hill......
  • Michael Hiltzik: Utopia Unlimited

     
    The California gubernatorial election of 1934 referred to in my Sunday column, pitting the muckraking author Upton Sinclair against the world, is instructive as a prefigurement of what was to come. The economic backdrop was not much different from today'...
  • A major Disney museum in Glendale? It may be the future for the company's past

     
    THE DISNEY ARCHIVES This is a longer version of my article that ran Friday on the front page of the Los Angeles Times. To see a photo gallery with more images from the Disney archive, click on any photo. After......
  • 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......