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  • Miley Cyrus 'Proud' to be influencing young girls

    "LORD, how did we get ourselves into this kind of rat race celebration. What would Jesus do? Certainly, not own a charge card. It has dawned on me that Christmas is coming and I cannot ignore it!" This was the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards,...
  • Martin Scorsese Honors Scandinavian Cinema in Marrakech

    Nicolas Winding Refn ("Only God Forgives"), Mads Mikkelsen ("The Hunt"), Noomi Rapace ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"), Lisa Langseth ("Hotell"), Susanne Bier ("In A Better World"), Bille August ("Pelle the Conqueror"), Tobias Lindholm ("A Hijacking")...
  • 'American Hustle' wows N.Y. critics; silent movies fade away

    'American Hustle' wows N.Y. critics; silent movies fade away
    After the coffee. Before digging out some sweaters. The Skinny: You know you are getting old when you don't have the energy for cocktail parties anymore. Of course, the whole getting up at 5:30 a.m to do this may have something to do with my lack of...
  • Library of Congress study sees troubling loss of silent feature films

    Library of Congress study sees troubling loss of silent feature films
    A new study by the Library of Congress reveals some disquieting facts about the country's early film heritage. Of the nearly 11,000 silent feature films that were produced and distributed in the United States from 1912 to 1929, the report says, only 3,...
  • Library of Congress: 70% of Silent Films Lost

    A research study from the Library of Congress reveals for the first time how many feature films produced by U.S. studios during the silent film era still exist, what condition they're in and where they are located. To no one's surprise, the news is...
  • Bay Psalm Book sells for record $14.2 million in New York auction

    Bay Psalm Book sells for record $14.2 million in New York auction
    Those people who argue that print is dead just don’t understand the business model. A tiny book of psalms, printed in Colonial America in 1640 -- when digital referred to nothing more than fingers and toes -- has been sold for about $14.2 million, a...
  • Talking turkey and "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" with Lee Mendelson

    Talking turkey and "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" with Lee Mendelson
    With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, there's going to be a lot going on in kitchens around the country. But once the turkey has been eaten, and the football has been played, families will be gathering around the television set to watch Charlie Brown and...
  • Mark Stock's 'Hollywood: Uncovered' paintings hint at mysteries

    Mark Stock's 'Hollywood: Uncovered' paintings hint at mysteries
    As a creator of narrative art, Mark Stock says nothing is more fun than staging a photo shoot for a painting he has yet to make. So when Stock decided to revisit one of his more popular subjects — interpreting the artistic, historical and personal...
  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • James Patterson dubbed a 'champion' by Library of Congress

    Bestselling author James Patterson was named a champion at the Library of Congress this week -- the first-ever Champion of its Young Readers Center. The 5-year-old Young Readers Center is the only part of the Library of Congress that encourages...
  • Around Town: Library can help tap those online sources

    Mark Totten, the head reference librarian and manager of the La CaƱada 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...