| Jun 8, 2014
There's no mystery about the best place for book lovers to gather this weekend — it's the Printers Row Lit Fest in the South Loop. But here are other questions about literature that have confounded many:
1/ In September 1849, Edgar Allan Poe...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:32 PM
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......
| Jun 14, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Vocalist Jimmy Scott, often called "Little Jimmy Scott" for his small stature and memorable, high-pitched voice that was one of the jazz world's most unique sounds, died Thursday at his Las Vegas home. He was 88.
His wife, Jeanie Scott, reported that...
| Jun 13, 2014
Here are two good selections to read on your tablet or smartphone.
The Rover by Drew Magary, Amazon, 99 cents
"The Rover" by frequent GQ correspondent Drew Magary offers a quick, unconventional look at the man vs. machine conflict.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:22 AM
In her first interviews as “Hard Choices” was published on Tuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted that her new book was not, as one reporter suggested, a “classic campaign book.” Nor had she decided, she said, whether she would...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Cherishing memories forged in the last four years while inching with anticipation toward what the next four may bring, La Caņada High School’s graduating seniors bid adieu Thursday to their alma mater.
The ceremony unfolded traditionally, but this...
| Jun 6, 2014
She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It's that time of year - or actually, every four years - when millions of Americans are seemingly forced to pretend they care about soccer. World Cup fever is sweeping the globe (and increasingly the U.S.), so everyone is expected to join in the...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The opera world now has its own version of the Melissa McCarthy-Rex Reed brouhaha.
Much like the film critic who took heat for calling the actress "tractor-sized," opera critics in England are under fire for singling out mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes
Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 25 - 31, 2014 in PDF format
This week's TV Movies
Orphan Black Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) gets a...
| May 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was almost like old times last week watching CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Veterans Affairs scandal story.
I mean the good old times, when cable TV news mattered because it was doing journalism — not right- or left-wing talking points...