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  • Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush

    Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush
    The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant." Since then, what we might...
  • At the intersection of grief and destiny

    At the intersection of grief and destiny
    Red Hook Road A Novel Ayelet Waldman Doubleday: 344 pp., $25.95 Ayelet Waldman is a worrier. Because she is the mother of four children, ages 7 to 16, that shouldn't be surprising. Her last book, "Bad Mother," a work of nonfiction, outlined many of...
  • Book review: 'Composing a Further Life'

    Book review: 'Composing a Further Life'
    Stop for a moment to absorb this possibility: Rather than dreading a protracted old age, consider that you have been given the gift of an extra phase, what Mary Catherine Bateson calls "Adulthood II." There are no longer three generations in one average...
  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of November 28, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. MONDAY Christian Lander: The author of "Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, From Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup,...
  • 'Paraben-free': Should you care?

    'Paraben-free': Should you care?
    Whether perusing the beauty and personal care products at Target or Whole Foods or shopping online at Sephora, consumers are increasingly encountering the phrase "paraben-free." What exactly does paraben-free mean, and why might it matter? We take a...
  • Lost L.A.: Rancho Los Alamitos

    Lost L.A.: Rancho Los Alamitos
    It is August when spacious skies soar above amber waves of grain in fields stretching from sea to shining sea. It is the month of the fruited plains and purple mountain majesties that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write her anthem, "America the...
  • Outdoor pursuits and indoor ingenuity re-create her childhood memories

    After six months of searching for a home in the Hollywood Hills, Priscilla Woolworth put in an offer on a lush Spanish-style compound within hours of touring a property — in Valley Glen. "The Mediterranean architecture, the garden and the indoor-...
  • Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author

    Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author
    Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69. The cause was a heart...
  • Judith Merkle Riley dies at 68; noted professor and author of bestselling historical novels

    Judith Merkle Riley dies at 68; noted professor and author of bestselling historical novels
    Judith Merkle Riley, a longtime associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and the author of internationally best-selling historical novels, has died. She was 68. Riley died of ovarian cancer Sept. 12 at her home in Claremont, said...
  • Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel columnist

    He's gone, but I keep hearing that gravelly New England voice in my head: "Hey Mayo, this ain't the Atlantic Monthly!" (Chiding me for blowing deadline for the umpteenth time.) "Geez, you need a road map to get through that lead." (Ripping an opening...
  • Steaming and boiling face off in annual crab cook-off

    Steaming and boiling face off in annual crab cook-off
    Along most of America's coastline, crustaceans get boiled. Sometimes in plain old Yankee water. Sometimes in spicy Cajun stock. Whatever the liquid, there's a whole pot of it bubbling away. Whatever the seafood — Maine lobster, Carolina blue crab,...