| Nov 15, 2013
Christmas Craft Fair
The Deerfield Christmas Sampler Craft Fair is Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15 through 17, at the Eastern States Exposition's Better Living Center in West Springfield, MA. From the whimsical to the elegant, the Christmas Sampler...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:36 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:09 PM
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,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:21 AM
It started with a Jerusalem artichoke. Jane Rainwater looked at one a few years back and noticed how much it resembled a hand grenade.
This connection between things and violence merged nicely with research that Rainwater had done in grad school on 19th...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The Bowl Championship Series is sort of like what Mark Twain once said about the weather in New England. If you don’t like it now, just wait a few minutes.
Two weeks ago, Florida State fans were panicked that their No. 3 Seminoles would go...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:54 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls elementary school that has honored a famous American author for decades is being razed and replaced by one that will honor a famous 19th century women’s rights activist, and some residents of the...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:58 AM
You'll be so glad to have more time together with television legend Carol Burnett in November.
Keep in mind:
Burnett visits "The Queen Latifah Show" on Monday, and the host will salute Burnett as an inspiration. The episode of the nationally...
| Sep 20, 2013
Re "LAUSD's priority problem," Column, Sept. 18
Thanks to Steve Lopez for his column. Education officials need to get back to the basics.
As a former teacher, I'm convinced that teaching would be so much easier if the ivory tower bureaucrats would...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Leaves already are changing color north of Chicago, so it's time to plan your fall leaf-hunting getaway. We've come up with some of the most scenic autumn areas within roughly 180 miles of Chicago, so it can be a day trip, or you can make a weekend of it....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:51 PM
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...