| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Dear Miss Manners: Three or four afternoons a week, I drop into a popular local coffee shop for an hour to have a cup of their great coffee, to relax and to read my business journals. I almost always have a good experience.
But a few times a month,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:55 AM
It took a little ice cream, some beer, a lot of visiting authors and a staff eager to try new things in a city that clings to old ways.
And it worked. Over the past five years, the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has built on its foundation as a...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The L.A. Times Festival of Books announced on Tuesday the names of the hundreds of authors who will participate in the annual event. Taking place at USC, the Festival of Books is one of the largest literary festivals in the U.S., attracting more than...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:29 AM
The weekend of '80s remakes is upon us, with both 1981's "Endless Love" and 1987's "RoboCop" opening in theaters, plus one more that taps into a strange sentimental teenage memory for me: 1986's "About Last Night…"
Though fundamentally a...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
MEMO: TO DONNA LANGLEY
In keeping with this column's tradition of dispensing advice to people who haven't asked for it, I am offering herewith some ideas for you to ponder as you embark on your expanded responsibilities at Universal. Think of them as a...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Dear Miss Manners: My Facebook friends have wonderful lives, and I am glad for them.
They have the best boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife. ("Yeah, be jealous," demands one young lady about the man in her life.) Their sons and daughters win academic...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian, was reportedly detained twice in Sochi this week for supporting LGBT rights at the Winter Olympics.
Luxuria, a former Communist member of parliament in Italy, was stopped by four men...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The Stonewall National Museum and Archives is writing a new chapter.
Already the largest circulating library of gay literature and periodicals nationally, the Fort Lauderdale center is now aiming for more: with a new "Dear Abby" exhibit; the launch of a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Every year, there's always one Super Bowl ad that generates a bit of next-day controversy. And this year's ad appears to be Coca-Cola's "It's Beautiful" ad.
The one-minute ad features children and adults from all walks of life, from across the country,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Look no further than Amy Webb's short-lived romance with a bass player for evidence of the emotional stakes surrounding that very first "I love you."
"I'd gone to see him perform, and after his first set ended, he came over and told me I was the love of...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Dear Miss Manners: When my husband and I were invited to a friend's dinner party, I replied that I did not think we could arrive in time for dinner, due to a work commitment with a specific end time, but that we could arrive after dinner if that would...