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  • 'News From the Empire' by Fernando del Paso; translated from the Spanish by Alfonso González and Stella T. Clark

    News From the Empire A Novel Fernando del Paso, translated from the Spanish by Alfonso González and Stella T. Clark Dalkey Archive Press: 710 pp., $18.95 paper "What happens," writes the Mexican novelist Fernando del Paso, "when an author can't escape...
  • Barton Gellman's portrait of Dick Cheney, "Angler," among the big winners

    Winners of the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Friday night before an audience gathered in the Chandler Auditorium of the Los Angeles Times building. Robert Alter, the author of 22 works on the Bible, literary modernism and contemporary...
  • 10 things you might not know about double-talk

    10 things you might not know about double-talk
    The Decade of Double Talk has just ended. But maybe it's not the end of anything. Maybe we're simply in the midst of the Era of Euphemism. Or the Millennium of Mumbo Jumbo. In any case, here's a historical and contemporary look at how the enemies of...
  • A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west

    A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west
    Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...
  • Visiting Virginia's Civil War sites

    THE BEST WAY TO VIRGINIA'S CIVIL WAR SITES From LAX, nonstop service to Washington Dulles (in Virginia) is offered on United, American and Virgin America; direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on Southwest, and connecting service (change...
  • Civil War battle to descend on Costa Mesa

    Civil War battle to descend on Costa Mesa
    COSTA MESA — "Bodies" will line the normally tranquil trails of Fairview Park. The stench of gunpowder and the sounds of "dying" men will fill the air. This weekend marks the third annual Battle of Costa Mesa, hosted by the American Civil War...
  • Reporter's Notebook: Having my own 'Civil War moment'

    Reporter's Notebook: Having my own 'Civil War moment'
    COSTA MESA — An essential ingredient to Civil War fighting these days is Cream of Wheat. The food is good for breakfast, but it also works well in your gun, providing you put in the black powder first. "The Cream of Wheat is used to pack the...
  • Historical Society, VFW Honors Avon's Civil War Soldiers

    Historical Society, VFW Honors Avon's Civil War Soldiers
    Harrison Woodford was one of seven members of the Woodford family of Avon to fight in the American Civil War, from 1862 through December 1864. At his grave in West Avon Cemetery, Woodford's great-grandson, Gordon Woodford of Granby, joined a memorial...
  • Study In Contrasts: Connecticut And Civil War

    The shell from the Confederate mortar, its red fuse glowing “like the wings of a firefly,’’ according to one observer, hung briefly before beginning its descent and exploding directly over Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. That first...
  • There are good reasons why liberals dominate academia

    Professor Richard Vatz may be correct in his assumption that there is a bias against conservatives on college campuses, but I believe that it is for good reason ("The diversity hoax: On campus conservatives need not apply" June 23) . He quotes studies...
  • Shore Leave returns to the Hunt Valley Inn

    The Shore Leave 32 science fiction convention returns Friday-Sunday, July 8-10, at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn. This event will include workshops, a film festival, a masquerade contest, an art show and a host of dealers selling memorabilia. There will...