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  • Hornsby's new musical adventure

    Bruce Hornsby spent much of the past three years challenging himself on stage. Now he has used those shows to put together a new two-disc set that he acknowledges will challenge his listeners. "Solo Concerts," released last week on the Vanguard label,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. In this unique vocabulary test "you get 100 letter sequences, some of which are......
  • Harold Ramis dies at 69; writer, director of successful film comedies

    When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words: "What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
  • Yusef Lateef dies at 93; Grammy winner blended jazz, world music

    Yusef Lateef, a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator who brought the sounds of world music to jazz and became one of the first jazz musicians to convert to the teachings of Islam, has died. He was 93. Lateef died Monday at...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Wrong Woman'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Wrong Woman'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 29, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SPECIALS WWE Tribute to the Troops...
  • Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam's 'Dinner Party' breaks ice

    Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam's 'Dinner Party' breaks ice
    Public radio hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam of American Public Media's "Dinner Party Download" have made names for themselves by cheekily telling listeners how to "win" their weekend events. On a recent Friday night, the two hosted their...
  • Lawsuits filed over mural project intended to shame Baltimore landlords

    Lawsuits filed over mural project intended to shame Baltimore landlords
    A Baltimore woman who has gained national attention for a project intended to publicly shame those who own vacant houses in the city now faces two lawsuits from one of those owners. Brian Spern, an attorney representing the two business trusts that...
  • Korean War POW finally laid to rest

    Korean War POW finally laid to rest
    Sixty-three years after his capture during the Korean War, Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt was laid to rest Saturday in an Inglewood cemetery with full military honors in the presence of his widow. Clara Gantt, 94, said she was happy that she had lived...