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  • Vance Bourjaily dies at 87; novelist, professor whose WWII experiences influenced early work

    Vance Bourjaily dies at 87; novelist, professor whose WWII experiences influenced early work
    Vance Bourjaily, a novelist and professor of writing who was part of the post- World War II generation of writers whose wartime experiences influenced their early work, has died. He was 87. Bourjaily, who was discovered by legendary editor Max Perkins,...
  • 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: 'Fur, Fortune, and Empire'

    Book review: 'Fur, Fortune, and Empire'
    Fur, Fortune, and Empire The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America Eric Jay Dolin W.W. Norton, 444 pp., $29.95 In "Company of Adventurers," the first of a three-part history of the Hudson's Bay Co., Peter C. Newman wrote: "Seldom has an animal...
  • 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...
  • Life is good for Gluten-Free Girl

    Life is good for Gluten-Free Girl
    The long narrow plate arrived at her table, and, like any good food blogger, Shauna James Ahern paused to take it all in: roasted red piquillo peppers — plump with a lentil stuffing — alongside graceful strands of quick-pickled green beans and...
  • The Find: Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa

    The Find: Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa
    Is there room in Southern California for another hip taco slinger? Judging by the lunch crowds at Taco Asylum, there is indeed. Like Goldilocks' porridge, the delicious indulgences at this stylized Costa Mesa taqueria seem just right — not too...
  • 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-...
  • Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader

    Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader
    In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition." Gomes,...