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  • Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners

    Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners
    Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
  • Newbery, Caldecott Medals awarded

    Newbery, Caldecott Medals awarded
    The American Library Association announced winners and finalists of their Youth Media awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, at a ceremony Monday . The Newbery Medal honors a distinguished work of children's literature. The Caldecott Medal...
  • Friday, Dec. 31, 6:51 p.m.: I Love A Parade

    We spent the late morning & early afternoon taking in the Fiesta bowl parade. Had a great time, well done parade with high school bands from Alabama, PA, Texas, Kansas & California, just to name a few. My favorite part was the UCMB (surprise), but the...
  • Book review: 'The Confession' by John Grisham

    Book review: 'The Confession' by John Grisham
    If only life moved along at the same clip as a John Grisham novel. Beginning writers should study him the way budding composers study Brahms or Pachelbel. He is a master at pacing, even if that doesn't always make up for some of his shortcomings. His...
  • Book calendar events for the week of August 7, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Robin Donovan & Juliana Gallin: The authors of "The Lazy Gourmet" will present and sign their new cookbook. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 4 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320. Mr. Fish:...
  • Today is Friday the 13th, does it make you nervous?

    Today is Friday the 13th, does it make you nervous?
    For those of you who suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th, or triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13, today is the only Friday the 13th this year. What is to fear from Friday the 13th or the number 13, you may ask?...
  • The Fixers: Range warrior

    The Fixers: Range warrior
    She's an unlikely traffic stopper: hefty, over 50, her complexion a grassy green and yellow. But, David Aikens says, people driving past his Inglewood store often stop to ogle this voluptuously contoured gas stove, manufactured at the beginning of the...
  • Following every strange turn of the Yellow Brick Road in 'The Wiz'

    Following every strange turn of the Yellow Brick Road in 'The Wiz'
    "The Wiz," let us stipulate, was always a weird show. With the passage of 36 years, it only has become stranger. Although a big hit in 1975 — it ran on Broadway for some 1,600 performances — "The Wiz" generally has defeated most attempts to...
  • Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system

    Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system
    County registrar offices across California on Thursday will begin receiving the product of an audacious enterprise — nearly 1.6 million signatures collected by Americans Elect, a group attempting to ride exasperation with the nation's political...
  • Controversial pipeline moves closer to construction

    Controversial pipeline moves closer to construction
    The State Department has concluded that the highly controversial proposal for the Keystone XL pipeline would not have “significant impacts” on the environment, removing a major barrier to the construction of a $7-billion project that would...
  • Q&A: Early lessons from Japan's earthquake

    Q&A: Early lessons from Japan's earthquake
    Friday's 8.9-magnitude temblor off the east coast of Japan ranks as one of the 10 largest earthquakes ever recorded. Though scientists have just begun to pore over the data, they have already made some surprising discoveries about one of the most quake-...