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  • Moorish past enriches Spain's Granada

    Moorish past enriches Spain's Granada
    It's sunset, and I'm at the place to be in Granada: the breathtaking San Nicolas viewpoint overlooking the fortress of the Alhambra. Here, at the edge of the city's exotic Moorish quarter, lovers, widows and tourists jostle for the best view of the hill-capping, floodlit fortress, the last stronghold of the Moorish kingdom in Spain. For more than 700 years, Spain — the most Catholic of countries — lived under Muslim rule, until Christians retook the land in 1492.
  • Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'

    Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'
    The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens Edited by Jenny Hartley Oxford University Press: 458 pp., $34.95 This is the bicentennial year of Charles Dickens' birth. We need no reminder of his eminence as novelist, but there are celebrations of his other...

    Wicked Lit: Eternal resting plays

    Old graveyards are eerie enough in the daylight, but this Halloween season, Altadena's Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery is ratcheting up the fear factor with a vengeful premature burial, a spectral beast from the edge of time and a nest of ghostly...

    School named for Sandra Cisneros to open in Echo Park

    Lots of presidents and neighborhoods lend their names to schools in Los Angeles, but authors, not so much.

    The Bracebridge Dinner in Yosemite

    The Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite National Park is set for Dec. 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 25. Dinner-only tickets are $425 per person.