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As the Los Angeles Times editorial board wraps up its series on American Values in the 2008 presidential campaign, we've asked readers for their own endorsements and ideas on the campaign. The readers' response, ranging from calls for experience and...
Times Staff WriterIt was on a bus tour of 100-year-old ghost stories that two L.A. history freaks hit a speed bump on their journey into the city's most obscure corners. "The problem with that tour," says Richard Schave, one of the movers behind a new tour series called...
Today, the Independence Institute's Kopel and The Economist's Lockwood address the myths, mantras and fibs of the other side. Previously, they debated the international view on guns, the fading politics of gun control and the lessons of Virginia Tech....
Two Marriages Novellas Phillip Lopate Other Press: 272 pp., $24.95 THE publication of new fictions -- the first in more than 20 years -- by one of our most reliable men of letters is an occasion worth marking and measuring. Phillip Lopate is best...
Tags: Thomas Lynch, Marriage, Death, Annie Dillard, Cobble Hill
Sun reportersMarc Steiner, whose radio talk show became a forum for Baltimore and Maryland civic affairs in recent years, was taken off the air yesterday by public radio station WYPR, which blamed sagging ratings. Barbara Bozzuto, WYPR board chairman, said in an...
Tags: Radio, Television, NPR, Ocean City, Maryland
Tribune staff reporterFrank Doubleday publishes Theodore Dreiser's novel that helps establish an enduring Chicago tradition: fiction in the raw, tawdry but compassionate. Published on this date, Theodore Dreiser's "Sister Carrie" was among the most auspicious debuts in...
'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and othersIt was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The most...
It seems but a minor stretch—if that—to speculate that the seemingly redundant title of Ethan Canin's new novel, "America America," is to suggest that there are indeed second acts in American life. The book abounds with them, in the first...
Named for its two dominant old features, the Union Square-Hollins Market Historic District is known for the shady park across the street from H.L. Mencken's home as well as the oldest public market building in Baltimore that is still in use. These days,...
Schickel reviews movies for Time and is a contributing writer to Book Review. He is the author of many books, including the forthcoming "Elia Kazan: A Biography."Arnold Schwarzenegger never wanted to be an actor. He says so on Page 128 of "Fantastic," Laurence Leamer's dully dutiful biography. He wanted to be rich. He wanted to be famous. He wanted to be powerful. He thought he could grope women with impunity,...
Tags: Elia Kazan, Politics, Maria Shriver, Book, Elections
Times Staff WriterLovers of Los Angeles literature and especially the works of John Fante have long anticipated the arrival of the movie version of "Ask the Dust." That it was entrusted to Robert Towne, of "Chinatown" fame and keeper of a tradition of Southern California...
Where: Starts at the Brass Elephant, 924 N. Charles St. When: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Why: Many of the great Baltimoreans have apparently found and lost love near our Washington Monument. The guided tour includes the stories of heartbreak and woe...
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