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  • 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...
  • Lord Huron's tale of grandeur and ambition, dissected

    Lord Huron's tale of grandeur and ambition, dissected
    Lord Huron have an origin story like that of a hundred other bands: It started as a solo project for Michigan-to-Los Angeles transplant Ben Schneider, who released some EPs, then recruited a band after realizing things were getting too big to handle on...
  • 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...
  • Mike O'Connor dies at 67; advocate for journalists in Mexico

    Mike O'Connor, an experienced war correspondent who in recent years worked in defense of journalists in Mexico at a time when it had become one of the most treacherous countries for reporters in the world, died Sunday morning in Mexico City. He was 67....
  • Pharrell Williams talks to NPR about big hits, sexism and seeing sound

    Pharrell Williams talks to NPR about big hits, sexism and seeing sound
    Pharrell Williams, the Virginia Beach-born prince of modern pop, spoke to National Public Radio recently. Parts of that interview were broadcast on Morning Edition today, including Williams' response to complaints about the lyrics to the Robin Thicke...
  • Review: 'The Baby Boom' by P.J. O'Rourke

    Review: 'The Baby Boom' by P.J. O'Rourke
    The Baby Boom, that largest of American generations, is a bundle of contradictions. Its signal characteristics are self-absorption and short attention spans, but also tolerance, nonviolence, a tendency toward political engagement (for better or worse)...