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  • Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar

    Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar
    "Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years" Rizzoli, $100 It seems only right that a book celebrating Beverly Hills' centennial anniversary costs $100. The price matches the heft and ambition of Robert S. Anderson's massive and heavily illustrated tome. In...
  • Steven G. Calabresi: 5 myths about lame-duck presidents

    President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
  • Yale Storms Back To Win Opener Against Lehigh

    NEW HAVEN — This is already a joyous year at Yale Bowl, as 100th birthday celebrations always are. There will be nostalgia to share and enough new memorabilia to sell to keep the cash coming for future face lifts. But what the Bowl really needs...
  • Six Small Things to Notice While Surfing FXX's 'Simpsons' Marathon

    Five hundred and twenty-two episodes of "The Simpsons" shown over 278 continuous hours? Don't have a cow, man! When 21st Century Fox's general-entertainment outlet FXX unspools every "Simpsons" half-hour ever made (plus the 2007 movie) starting at 10 a....
  • The art of Kim Novak -- held over by popular demand

    "WHAT STORIES do you read -- all about 'Gin Eagels,' the wild parties, the drinking. Do you believe all of it -- even the gossip that I take dope?" That's Kim Novak in one of her innumerable "big" scenes in 1957's "Jeanne Eagels." This is an overwrought,...
  • Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored

    Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored
    When historians are asked to name our greatest president, Woodrow Wilson is consistently ranked near the top. He was president during the Progressive Era and championed many of its reforms, including the eight-hour workday, a federal income tax and...
  • Steven Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin reteam for 'Bully Pulpit'

    Steven Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin reteam for 'Bully Pulpit'
    DreamWorks is heading back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. A year after Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" became a box office hit and award-season favorite, the filmmaker's DreamWorks Studios has announced plans to make another presidential drama -- and based on...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Mythbusters'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Mythbusters'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES MythBusters The new episode "Star...
  • Could Steven Spielberg finally be back in action?

    Could Steven Spielberg finally be back in action?
    A year ago, Steven Spielberg was front and center with "Lincoln," a critical and box office success and an awards season mainstay. Since then, the director has taken his time settling on a new project, experiencing a few false starts and leaving his...
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin's 'Bully Pulpit' brings Roosevelt-Taft era to life

    History, as we all know, is framed by events. But it also grows from relationships, both personal and political, and is framed by how the actions of particular players in specific circumstances set the course for the future. In her sweeping new history,...
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin on 'The Bully Pulpit'

    Doris Kearns Goodwin on 'The Bully Pulpit'
    With the possible exception of Robert Caro, who has spent the bulk of his long career documenting the career of a single president (Lyndon Johnson), the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is perhaps America's best-known chronicler of our most interesting...