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  • Juanita Bogard Steadman April 28, 1908 - February 18, 2013

    Juanita Bogard Steadman April 28, 1908 - February 18, 2013
    Juanita Bogard Steadman died February 18, 2013 in her home of natural causes. Born April 28, 1908 in Cape Giradeau, Missouri, Juanita graduated from Glen Ellyn High School (Illinois) in 1923 and lived with her family in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1933, she married John Steadman and they moved west, first to the San Francisco area then later to Hollywood in 1945 and finally, to their home in La Canada in 1956 close to his work in the entertainment industry. Juanita continued to live in this home until her death. Juanita was predeceased by her daughter Mary Lou Steadman Dixon in 1966 and husband John Steadman in 1993.
  • Literature Prize launches as $60,000 Folio Prize

    It's a big day for prize announcements: The Literature Prize announced its formation and sponsor Wednesday at a news conference at the British Library in London. The idea for the prize came into being when a group of British intellectuals took umbrage...

    'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale

    'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale
    Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...

    Check It Out: Driven to distraction by technology

    The pursuit of happiness drives Western society. And our obsession to find it often is propelled by the need to connect with the latest technology. For example, thousands will stand in line for the latest gadget because it represents a recent step into...

    Granta's Latest Issue is Devoted to "The F Word"

    Granta's Latest Issue is Devoted to "The F Word"
    While studying at a former women's college that had no majors and did not release grades unless they were requested, I once heard a feminist reading of Huckleberry Finn in a seminar. (It's useful to note the etymology of the word "seminar" here. Men,...