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Washington (U.S. state)

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  • Manifest Destiny, in art

    Manifest Destiny, in art
    In 1861 Carleton Watkins took the definitive picture of Yosemite Valley from the aptly named Inspiration Point. The sheer granite wall of El Capitan, as sharp as if cut with a cleaver, fills one side of the photo. A rising tier of rock monoliths marches...
  • Book calendar events for the week of March 13, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY 826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series: TV Writing: A series of panel discussions featuring industry professionals will cover multiple aspects of writing for television. Panelists include Emily Cutler,...
  • NPR president's resignation fuels foes of public broadcasting funding

    NPR president's resignation fuels foes of public broadcasting funding
    — Vivian Schiller's resignation as president and chief executive of National Public Radio comes at a perilous time for the public broadcaster, as Republicans in Congress press ahead with plans to slice its federal lifeline. Schiller's exit on...
  • Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'

    Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'
    Former British prime minister Tony Blair's memoir "A Journey: My Political Life" is a political biography of unusual interest. As a book, it's unusual because he wrote it himself, which makes this volume unique among the English-speaking world's recent...
  • Book review: 'White House Diary' by Jimmy Carter

    Book review: 'White House Diary' by Jimmy Carter
    Presidents Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover might be bracketed together for a number of reasons. Both were engineers by training, shared an almost theological faith in the chimera of governmental efficiency, believed effective management grew from close...
  • Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram

    Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram
    Brute The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine Robert Coram 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...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • Political books take on U.S. economy and 'tea party' rise

    Political books take on U.S. economy and 'tea party' rise
    One of the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's (D-N.Y.) enduring insights was that genuine politics are a continuing argument about the future. "The central conservative truth," he wrote, "is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success...
  • Fall preview: books

    Fall preview: books
    Fall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom...
  • L.A.'s string of indie labels succeeds with a jack-of-all-trades approach

    L.A.'s string of indie labels succeeds with a jack-of-all-trades approach
    Part of a series of occasional articles. Two weeks ago, rock band Arcade Fire landed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts with its third album, "The Suburbs." For the band's devoted fans as well as some online music prognosticators, hitting the top...
  • Book review: 'Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis — Suez and the Brink of War' by David A. Nichols

    Book review: 'Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis — Suez and the Brink of War' by David A. Nichols
    Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis — Suez and the Brink of War. David A. Nichols Simon & Schuster: 346 pp., $28 As the Middle East has trembled in recent weeks, the Obama administration has struggled for a coherent and forceful...