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  • Publisher aims to put all 4 million Wikipedia articles into print

    Publisher aims to put all 4 million Wikipedia articles into print
    For some people, Wikipedia is the answer to everything. The always-growing, crowd-sourced encyclopedia is a source of knowledge and trivia used by undergraduates, assorted professional writers and people trying to settle dinner-table arguments about...
  • Artists Guo Jian, Chen Guang detained in China over Tiananmen works

    Artists Guo Jian, Chen Guang detained in China over Tiananmen works
    Two prominent Chinese artists are believed to have been detained in China in recent weeks after creating works of art to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Guo Jian, who lives in Bejiing, was taken into custody earlier...
  • Peabody Awards: Tom Brokaw Shines In Stellar Last Act

    Tom Brokaw spent more than 20 years in a pitched three-way battle as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News." Yet his greatest legacy, frankly, might be how classily he has defined what the transition to emeritus status can look like. Since gracefully handing...
  • Welcome to the high and low

    Welcome to the high and low
    In 1946, L.A. journalist Carey McWilliams wrote what would become one of the most seminal books on Southern California, published at a time when the region was set to explode in size and prominence. “Southern California: An Island on the Land”...
  • 'Mad Men's' true legacy: Bringing high art to the TV masses

    The state of Megan and Don's marriage, the return of Bad Mom Betty Draper, the advent of the Computer Age and the new tyrannical Peggy have been the subject of much communal handkerchief-twisting as "Mad Men" begins its extended-version swan song....
  • Review: 'Lost for Words' by Edward St. Aubyn

    Review: 'Lost for Words' by Edward St. Aubyn
    The novels of Edward St. Aubyn would translate well to the stage. The vicious repartee of his characters — all awful or at least oblivious members of the British upper classes — drives the action. Most of St. Aubyn's last five books, the...
  • Bob and Ray: Life is a funny business

    Bob and Ray: Life is a funny business
    For almost half a century, the comedy team of Bob and Ray took the ordinary and made it extraordinarily funny. During that span they influenced comedians and writers such as Johnny Carson, David Letterman, George Carlin and Garrison Keillor....
  • Pitiful Earthlings — bow to 'Intergalactic Nemesis'!

    If you're in the mood for some science fiction silliness, "The Intergalactic Nemesis: A Live-Action Graphic Novel" promises to keep you laughing on Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m. in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake. This Columbia Festival of the Arts...
  • For the record

    L.A. Kings parade: A caption for a photo that accompanied an article in the June 17 Section A about the parade marking the Kings' victory in the Stanley Cup finals described the celebrators in the photo as three fans in Kings garb. In fact, they were...
  • David Sedaris gives a hoot

    David Sedaris gives a hoot
    In his short story "Understanding Understanding Owls," David Sedaris stands inside a shady London taxidermist's shop, admiring the majestic tawny owls perched against the walls. He's there to purchase a stuffed bird for his partner, Hugh, for Valentine'...
  • KCRW to leave 'creative dungeon' for new above-ground studio complex

    KCRW to leave 'creative dungeon' for new above-ground studio complex
    KCRW-FM (89.9) will soon be crawling out of the basement, and we're not talking about ratings. The popular NPR affiliate, which for decades has produced a raft of music, news, cultural and public affairs programs out of claustrophobic underground...