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  • Authors D-G

       - Return to other listings Jane Dailey Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War. Bill...
  • Authors A-C

     - Return to other listings 2nd Story 2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
  • Logistics for the Festival of Books

    Logistics for the Festival of Books
    Thinking about coming to the Festival of Books at USC this weekend? This year you can take the Metro, eat at food trucks and stay for a comedy show, all in addition to the oodles and oodles of book events. Here are some hints to help you organize your...
  • The boundaries of Boston Strong

    The 118th Boston Marathon, next week, will actually be the first of its kind — the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 (many horribly) and shook the nation a year ago Tuesday. A race...
  • Turkish Films Feted at LA Fest

    Last year's opening screening at the Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival, "The Butterfly's Dream," turned out to be the North American premiere of the film that became Turkey's entry for the 2013 foreign-language film Oscar race. This year's edition of the...
  • An elephant conservationist never forgets

    An elephant conservationist never forgets
    One of the first elephant paintings Liora Davis ever completed, "Mother and Son," depicts a baby African forest elephant nuzzling his mother's trunk amid the tall savannah grass of the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic. Although...
  • 'Non-Stop' reviews: Liam Neeson saves the day, if not the movie

    Liam Neeson continues his second act as an action hero of a certain age in the new thriller "Non-Stop," playing an air marshal trying to sniff out a killer at 30,000 feet. While many critics agree that Neeson is a capable butt-kicker who also brings a...
  • How to have more fun on Oscar night? Watch the L.A. Times webcast.

    Can’t get enough of the Academy Awards just by watching them on TV? The Los Angeles Times homepage can help. On Sunday evening, we’ll be doing our best to augment your viewing pleasure with a “second-screen” Academy Awards...
  • The spurious charge that '12 Years a Slave' is 'civil rights porn'

    Do yourself a favor: If you care about American politics and race relations and you haven’t already seen “12 Years a Slave,” go see it. You will not be sorry. The brutal tale of a 19th century American black man’s descent from...
  • Carl Kasell retiring from NPR's 'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!'

    Carl Kasell retiring from NPR's 'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!'
    Carl Kasell, the official judge and scorekeeper of NPR's news quiz show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" is retiring from the show after a long career at the public radio nonprofit. The veteran newsman, 79, will record his final broadcast for the show this...
  • Carl Kasell to retire from NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!'

    Carl Kasell to retire from NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!'
    Carl Kasell, sober-voiced radio newsman-turned-comic foil, will retire from his role as official judge and scorekeeper of the hit NPR comedy-quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!,” Kasell and NPR announced Tuesday. Kasell, a...