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  • 10 things you might not know about literary enigmas

    10 things you might not know about literary enigmas
    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...
  • 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......
  • Jimmy Scott, jazz vocalist with a distinctive high voice, dies at 88

    Jimmy Scott, jazz vocalist with a distinctive high voice, dies at 88
    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...
  • E-reader: 'The Rover' by Drew Magary, 'If I Had a Stammer' by Meghan Daum

    E-reader: 'The Rover' by Drew Magary, 'If I Had a Stammer' by Meghan Daum
    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. ----------------...
  • Hillary Clinton's new book generates campaign-style heat

    Hillary Clinton's new book generates campaign-style heat
    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...
  • La Caņada High School graduates 50th class

    La Cañada High School graduates 50th class
    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...
  • Maya Angelou's lingering hum

    Maya Angelou's lingering hum
    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...
  • World Cup Fever? Sorry, I'm Immune (OPINION)

    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...
  • Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks

    Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks
    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...
  • Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The World's End'

    Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The World's End'
    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 -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) gets a...
  • CNN's VA scandal coverage reminder of what cable news can be

    CNN's VA scandal coverage reminder of what cable news can be
    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...