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  • New book picks 10 best of everything for families

    The 10 best places for ice cream, roller coasters, music festivals and wildlife-watching are just a few of the lists you'll find in The 10 Best of Everything Families: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers. The new book ($21.95) from National Geographic, by...
  • Earth Days: 4 of 5 stars

    A big piece of modern American history is explored in Robert Stone's Earth Days, which details the origins of the modern environmental movement. Yes, it's global, now. But there was a time when a few not-quite-ex hippies (someday to be labeled "tree...
  • Food books, a feast of ideas

    Food books, a feast of ideas
    There's a Calvinist streak marbling the fat of any good American eater: One hand giveth and the other taketh away. I should. I shouldn't. Pleasure and pain. I want it but I shouldn't have it. This is a good time to reflect on just how American our...
  • Discoveries: In praise of our blue planet

    Discoveries: In praise of our blue planet
    Deep Blue Home An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean Julia Whitty Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 256 pp., $24 Julia Whitty has a way of observing nature that is not self-referential. She writes with humor, reverence, true curiosity and an unfettered...
  • John McPhee's new book gets personal

    John McPhee's new book gets personal
    There's a fault line opening in John McPhee. After 28 books and countless essays, he is giving us, bit by bit, a more personal sense of who he is. In a recent, beautiful piece for the New Yorker, he combined an essay on pickerel with memories of his...
  • Artist Bruce Nauman skywrites over Pasadena

     
    Down on the ground, it was a Saturday morning pretty much like any other in the Arroyo Seco's Brookside Park, a stone's throw from Pasadena's Rose Bowl. Kids were playing soccer, vendors hawked ice cream, families were heading to the......
  • 'Mad Men': 'Seven Twenty Three'

     
    So, no one lost a foot this episode. Come on, you blood-thirsty animals, we canâ??t have a severed extremity every show. For those counting the violent acts, Don was clocked in the back of a head by a seemingly future......
  • Tea Party footnotes

     
    A couple of musings about the Tea Party convention in Tennessee: I'm puzzled by the disgruntled reaction among Tea Partiers to the fact that the convention charged money to attend -- about $550, it's been reported -- and that the convention organizer...
  • 200 Great Books for Young Americans

     
    “This Should Be Quite a Story!!” April 3, 1960: The Times’ Sunday supplement, This Week magazine, features its annual reading program with a list of “200 Great Books for Young Americans,” ages 14 to 18. I’m always fascinated by what people...
  • L.A. names school after Al Gore -- but will students be safe?

     
    L.A. school officials have named a school after Al Gore, making him the first vice president to receive such an honor. Yet there are concerns over the school -- not over Al Gore's name but because some critics fear the......
  • David Brower, crusader for the environment, dies at 88

    David Brower, an oracle for wilderness and the most indomitable environmental warrior of 20th century America, has died. He was 88. Brower, who died of bladder cancer Sunday at his home in Berkeley, was a combative, prickly, inspirational and visionary...