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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Getting a charge out of changing cars... and times

    It was zero-dark-hundred, a typical La Cañada Saturday morning. I was lost in the fifth edit of the Great American Novel when I happened to glance toward Gould Avenue. Three strange vehicles silently pulled up to the curb. Was this a sign of the...
  • Nickel Creek is back together and back on the road

    Nickel Creek is back together and back on the road
    It is not often that you see a band celebrate its 25th anniversary before any of the musicians reach their 40th birthdays. But then, the acoustic trio Nickel Creek is not your ordinary band. Sean Watkins was 12 years old and Chris Thile was 8 when...
  • On non-readers

    On non-readers
    One of our universities recently made a survey of the reading habits of the American public; it decided that forty-eight percent of all Americans read, during a year, no book at all. I picture to myself that reader — non-reader, rather; one man...
  • Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history

    Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history
    Nearly a half century before Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson crossed paths on a street in Ferguson, Mo., a 21-year-old man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, just outside of Watts. Both incidents unfolded on...
  • When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?

    When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?
    Via Erik Loomis comes this report of a university engaging, not to put too fine a point on it, in the world's oldest profession. The case involves Arizona State University, which on Tuesday posted a job for an assistant professor in the history of...
  • TV Review: 'Outlander' Two-View: A Bonny Bore or Scotch Delight?

    A BONNY BORE -- Brian Lowry For those who turned "Outlander" into an international bestseller, seeing the characters brought to life, with Scotland as the bonny backdrop, will doubtless be something of a kick. For everyone else, the resulting series is a...
  • John Kerry, Ted Cruz, Paul Krugman: Sunday guests

    John Kerry, Ted Cruz, Paul Krugman: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on five Sunday morning programs. Here's the guest list: ABC's "This Week" welcomes Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Other...
  • Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, navigator on Enola Gay, dies at 93

    Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, 1945, guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. The last surviving...
  • Editor's choice: 'Flying Shoes' by Lisa Howorth

    Editor's choice: 'Flying Shoes' by Lisa Howorth
    In the opening pages of Lisa Howorth's "Flying Shoes," it seems that we're heading into a crime novel. Mary Byrd Thornton is unloading the dishwasher, half-listening to NPR when she answers the phone. A detective is on the line with the news that the case...
  • Sharre Jacoby and Alan Baral Sell Celeb-Pedigreed Pad

    SELLERS: Sharre Jacoby and Alan Baral BUYERS: Quinn O'Toole and Caroline Horrigan LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $3,100,000 SIZE: 4,700 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: A little birdie delivered a covert communiqué over the...
  • Jason Boog on reading to newborns and other parenting adventures

    Jason Boog on reading to newborns and other parenting adventures
    The journalist Jason Boog has long been a book lover. He’s written about the publishing industry for the Galley Cat blog, and about literary culture for NPR and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among many other publications. Three years ago, his...