| Jun 24, 2010
One thing to know about your book club: Our book club evolved from a one-woman photography show by one of the founders. She asked if we might want to gather informally once a month to discuss books. Six original members led to our current 10 who have been...
| Sep 25, 2009
Ours is a house divided -- not by red and blue states but by something more essential: our relationship to what's wild. Should we leave it alone? Cherish it and make sure it lasts? Or continue to wall it up, fence it off and take shiny things from it so...
| Jul 8, 2009
With the publication of "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," Kevin Starr -- now university professor and professor of history at USC and state librarian of California emeritus -- has completed his transformation from the state'...
| Nov 2, 2009
Stephen Elliott started playing around with drugs at 10 and ran away from home when he was 13. He spent most of his teens in and out of group homes; as an adult, he stripped at gay bars for a year while shooting heroin. It came to a crashing conclusion...
| Sep 13, 2009
Back when my knees could handle it, my friend Kitty and I used to meet at the bottom of Fern Dell Drive and hike up above the Griffith Park Observatory to Dante's Peak. From there, on a smog-free day, we could see all the way to the Pacific on one side...
| Oct 4, 2009
CRITICISM IN AMERICAN CULTURE: New releases
Here are five titles that put the lie to the notion that criticism is a dying art.
Corn Flakes With
And Other Tales from
a Rock 'n' Roll Life
Rodale: 280 pp., $24.99
| Apr 18, 2009
James D. Houston, a novelist, essayist and short-story writer firmly rooted in the West, whose works explored his native California, Hawaiian culture and, in collaboration with his wife, the World War II internment of Japanese Americans, died Thursday...
| May 26, 2010
Disgraced Ohio congressman
Former U.S. Rep. Donald "Buz" Lukens of Ohio, 79, once a rising conservative star in state politics before a string of scandals abruptly ended his career, died Saturday of cancer at a Dallas nursing home, his...
| Jan 25, 2009
Words & Ideas
Paula Derrow The author of "Behind the Bedroom Door" will present and sign her new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
Daniel Levitin The author of the bestselling "This Is Your Brain...
| Apr 22, 2007
RECAPTURE CANYON, UTAH — It's a small gesture of defiance — a narrow metal bridge that allows off-road vehicles illegal access to this archeologically rich canyon. But the modest structure, built by San Juan County officials on U.S. government...
| Sep 23, 2009
| 4:34 AM
PROTECT AND SERVE: A police officer (Wentworth Miller) helps a woman (Jennifer Ferrin) in trouble and gets roped into investigating a serial rape case on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,' at 9 p.m. TV Listings First time here? Enter......