| Oct 10, 2010
Man does not live by bread alone, and families can't count on theme parks for all their adventures. Here are 10 relatively unthemed Western destinations, all best enjoyed in the company of a 10-year-old:
Cable cars, San Francisco: Of the three routes...
| Nov 19, 2010
The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine
Little, Brown; 349 pps., $27.99
"Brute" examines the life and career of U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, the complex and controversial officer whose role in shaping the modern...
| Oct 3, 2010
An occasional look at classic reissues…
The Tree by John Fowles with a new introduction by Barry Lopez (Ecco: 94 pp., $13.99 paper) "The key to my fiction," wrote Fowles in 1979 when this essay was first published, "lies in my...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:44 PM
The Town of Ocean City is set to consider the addition of an aerial tram ride that would fly high above the boardwalk from the inlet parking lot to 27th Street.
The proposal for the $10 million attraction comes from Trey Winstead, who has also...
| Oct 3, 2010
The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad
Walter R. Borneman
Random House: 408 pp., $28
When the Union Pacific and Central Pacific joined rails on May 10, 1869, it was celebrated as the completion of America's first...
| Oct 16, 2010
As national security advisor and then secretary of State to President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice never displayed any doubt or admitted any errors in the White House decisions that led to war in Iraq.
FOR THE RECORD:...
| Sep 4, 2010
Here's where to click to kick it into high gear with Fashion's Night Out, a long night of special shopping events on Sept. 10.
For more on the mayhem in Manhattan — and links to the official FNO events around the globe, go to the...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 8:55 AM
The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.
One benefit of my move from Boston to Los Angeles this year has been the avoidance of snow. Not that I mind it. I like the winter. But...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:57 AM
"If I loved You, I Would Tell You This: Stories"
By Robin Black
Random House.Pp.278. $24.00
Now that “Lost” has ended, and before you find another addiction of choice to fill your otherwise vacant evenings, try this debut of story writer...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 1:55 PM
By Allison Amend
Louisiana State University Press, $18.95
Reviewed By Lynna Williams, special to the Tribune
Allison Amend has taken an historical fact—the first Jewish settler in Oklahoma was named Bogy (or Boggy) Johnson—...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 5:17 PM
I recently saw the film "Howl," which is about Allen Ginsberg's poem of the same name, and I was once again blown away by my lack of knowledge on famous authors whom I really thought I knew - in this case it was Ginsberg.
The movie has four separate, yet...