| Nov 14, 2010
I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections
Alfred A. Knopf: 142 pp., $22.95
It's good to be Nora Ephron.
When you're Nora Ephron, you can get Meryl Streep, who once played a fictionalized version of you, to star as Julia Child in your...
| Jan 30, 2011
The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903
Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26
In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
| Nov 21, 2010
Random House: 770 pp., $35
After spending close to eight triumphant years in the White House, Theodore Roosevelt left Washington in 1909 on top of the world, a charismatic leader beloved by his countrymen and greeted...
| Feb 5, 2011
He's an expert on pirates of the Caribbean, and we're not talking Johnny Depp.
He wrote his doctoral thesis on the social history of 17th century New York, a task that required him to learn Dutch. "Not the easiest thing I've ever done," said Robert "Roy"...
| Aug 5, 2010
Purslane sprouts from sidewalk cracks, invades gardens and earns contempt from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which classifies it as a "noxious weed."
It also happens to be a "superfood" high in heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and beta carotene,...
| Jan 30, 2011
Watching Peter Sellars rehearse is to observe a man possessed. Last week at the Metropolitan Opera House, L.A.'s reknowned theater director was fine-tuning "Nixon in China," which opens Wednesday. The new production of the John Adams opera, about the pre-...
| May 8, 2011
Harper Lee was working as an airline reservations agent in New York City, struggling to write a novel tentatively titled "Atticus," when a close friend gave her enough money to take time off and finish her book. Published in 1960 with an initial print run...
| Apr 28, 2011
Julia Child's wartime spell in the Office of Strategic Services has always seemed the most intriguing chapter in the story of her evolution from the cocoon of her staid, soft-shoe Pasadena upbringing into the iconic French chef who revolutionized American...
| Jul 24, 2011
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"My weapon was my language," World War II Marine veteran Joe Morris Sr. told a crowd of nearly 200 in a San Bernardino park on Veterans Day in 2004. "We saved a lot of lives."
Morris, one of the Navajo code talkers whose use of their native language in...
| Mar 16, 2011
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La dirección atletica de los Espartanos de Central Union anunció la llegada de Michael Hobbs como su nuevo entrenador de fútbol americano.
Hobbs, quien estuvo por 5 años al frente de la preparatoria Santana en Santee, sustituye en el cargo a Kevin Bird....
| Mar 3, 2011
Newt Gingrich -- the twice-divorced former House speaker and recent convert to Roman Catholicism -- is courting evangelical Christians as he lays the groundwork for a possible presidential campaign, hoping to find favor among a group that will play a...