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  • Around Town: Library can help tap those online sources

    Mark Totten, the head reference librarian and manager of the La Caņada Flintridge branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, mentioned in passing that the library’s collection of Civil War books gets a lot of use during Civil War homework...
  • Films Lure Oscar With Slick Looks, Sharp Design

    In any film, words are just the starting point. As the project moves along, cinematographers, production and costume designers, visual-effects artists and other below-the-line artisans contribute immeasurably to the storytelling, and to the lasting impact...
  • This Beethoven hunter knows the score

    This Beethoven hunter knows the score
    BONN, Germany — The slightest hint that a lost manuscript, letter or personal artifact of the great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven might exist and be available for acquisition is enough to get Michael Ladenburger's adrenaline pumping. The...
  • 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me,' 'Mary Poppins' Join National Film Registry

    "Pulp Fiction," "Roger & Me," "The Magnificent Seven," "Mary Poppins," "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" are among 25 films selected by the Library of Congress this year to be added to its National Film Registry. The...
  • 'Mary Poppins' among 25 films added to National Film Registry

    'Mary Poppins' among 25 films added to National Film Registry
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'

    National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' score is a gift

    Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' score is a gift
    The greatest of all holiday specials, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," is on ABC at 8 tonight [Thursday]. (It's also available to stream free via Hulu.) Last year, I wrote about its music, which is some of my favorite music of all time. Unable to restate it...
  • Seth MacFarlane Slams Partisan Influence in Science at Carl Sagan Tribute

    Few people would argue that when it came to communicating the dense world of science, no one did it better than the astronomer Carl Sagan. With his popular 1980 public TV series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," his frequent appearances on "The Tonight Show"...
  • New releases of old recordings prove newer is not always better

     New releases of old recordings prove newer is not always better
    If the volume of new music available daily from around the world weren't enough, a whole other equally vast pool of sounds in 2013 actively competed for ears and dollars: those resurrected from eras past. Archival recordings — a combination of...
  • A big, winning day for Google Books in court

    Google Books, the search sovereign's vast and controversial digital library of scanned books, won a huge legal victory Thursday from the same federal judge who had thrown the project into legal limbo 2 1/2 years ago. District Judge Denny Chin in New...
  • Original prints in good condition command highest prices

    Q: My aunt was a high-ranking officer in the Salvation Army. As such, she received many gifts from visiting dignitaries. One is a lithograph, "Approach to Mount Sinai," by Wady Barah 2/17/1839. My family had it framed in the 1950s. Any info? A: Our...
  • Hunting for Civil War faces

     Hunting for Civil War faces
    When Tim Smith was growing up during the 1950s and '60s, many Civil War veterans from the Dare and Seaford sections of York County still lived on in the memories of relatives, friends and neighbors who had known them and heard their stories. Several...