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  • Too much testing is killing kids' love of reading, authors tell Obama

    Some of the country’s best known authors and illustrators of children's books have signed a letter addressed to President Obama with a simple message: Too much standardized testing is causing children to lose their love of books. More than 100...
  • Student's dry-ice science experiment explodes; school evacuated

    Student's dry-ice science experiment explodes; school evacuated
    A science experiment went awry Wednesday when it set off two dry-ice explosions at a Mar Vista middle school, prompting an evacuation and causing a student and an LAPD bomb technician to suffer minor injuries. A student had brought a couple of pieces of...
  • Your L.A. literary week: David Sedaris, Roy Choi, Vermin returns

    Your L.A. literary week: David Sedaris, Roy Choi, Vermin returns
    Sometimes a week goes by and the Los Angeles literary landscape is as barren and desolate as the Salton Sea. This is not one of those weeks. Tonight: Vermin on the Mount returns. The punk rock reading series takes its name from its original location,...
  • Making his mark as Twain

    Making his mark as Twain
    Although Mark Twain's literary voice has implanted itself in the American consciousness, there's no known recording of him speaking. Nevertheless, the "Huckleberry Finn" author came on the phone Monday afternoon to rave about his upcoming gig in Laguna...
  • L.A. theater openings, Nov. 17-24: 'The Lion King' returns

    L.A. theater openings, Nov. 17-24: 'The Lion King' returns
    "The Lion King" roars back into the Pantages, the musical "In the Heights" lands in Boyle Heights, and the Grinch is up to his old tricks at San Diego's Old Globe. A Family Affair Staged reading of an adaptation of Alexander Ostrovsky’s classic...
  • TV picks for Nov. 18 to Nov. 24: 'Doctor Who,' 'Betas'

    TV picks for Nov. 18 to Nov. 24: 'Doctor Who,' 'Betas'
    It's "Doctor Who" anniversary week, so tune to BBC America for a lot of new programming including the 50th anniversary movie on Saturday. Here's a look at what's coming on TV for the week of Nov. 18-24. Monday, Nov. 18 Doctor Who Takeover 8 a.m. Monday,...
  • 'Doctor Who,' Carol Burnett, 'Mentalist' top weekend fare

    'Doctor Who,' Carol Burnett, 'Mentalist' top weekend fare
    The weekend highlights include a global celebration, awards, several TV legends, big guest stars and a series-altering plot twist. The highlights by day: Sunday 1. ABC presents the American Music Awards at 8 p.m., and the telecast should bring in...
  • TV This Week November 24 - 30: 'Great Performances' on PBS

    TV This Week November 24 - 30: 'Great Performances' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 24 - 30, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY Sarah Lancaster can't see Christmas for...
  • Versatile Val takes on Twain

    Versatile Val takes on Twain
    Mark Twain is coming to the Laguna Playhouse this fall — and to the savvy viewer, he's bringing Jim Morrison, Doc Holliday and Batman with him. The playhouse announced last week that Val Kilmer, who has a long track record of playing iconic...
  • Cancer survivor conquers 37-mile bike ride up Maui volcano

    Cancer survivor conquers 37-mile bike ride up Maui volcano
    HALEAKALA, Hawaii — It's not getting any closer, I thought to myself, gazing at the 30-mile-wide mound of ancient lava in the distance. Nearly an hour into my ride I was pounding the pedals heading up the north slope of Maui's Haleakala, one of...
  • Tina Fey Loves Carol Burnett So Much, It's 'Just Shy of Creepy'

    Nobody doesn't love Carol Burnett. That was the takeaway from the Kennedy Center's Oct. 20 ceremony honoring Burnett with its 16th annual Mark Twain Prize for significant impact to American comedy. Tina Fey opened the proceedings by declaring that her...
  • Carol Burnett honored with Mark Twain Prize

    The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was awarded to Carol Burnett on Sunday night. The ceremony in Washington included appearances by Julie Andrews, Tina Fey, Vicki Lawrence, Tony Bennett and Burnett herself. Although the prize officially "recognizes...