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  • Short days and shorts are the rule during lawmakers' recess

    SACRAMENTO — Life at the state Capitol is mellow these days, now that lawmakers are away on a monthlong summer recess. Their absence, for the more literary of the statehouse denizens, brings to mind a famous quote popularized by 19th century...
  • Books Inspiring Global Tours, Journeys

    Books Inspiring Global Tours, Journeys
    Book lovers who head out to visit authors' homes, museums and gravesites are part of a new chapter in travel called "literary tourism." Some focus their storied journeys on places and events featured in works of fiction, (think "Da Vinci Code" tours...
  • Dick Smith Dead: 'Godfather of Makeup' Dies at 92

    Dick Smith, known as the "Godfather of Makeup," has died at age 92. Smith's protege, Rick Baker, tweeted of the legend's passing on Thursday morning. The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the...
  • 'The Mockingbird Next Door' by Marja Mills: an excerpt

    'The Mockingbird Next Door' by Marja Mills: an excerpt
    "Do you want to take a trip? You can say no." Tim Bannon, my editor at the Chicago Tribune, stood at my cubicle on an August day in 2001. Back then, he ran the daily features section. Tim knew I liked to travel for stories, and that if the story took me...
  • An epic, posthumous novel from Oscar Hijuelos to be published

    An epic, posthumous novel from Oscar Hijuelos to be published
    When he died of a heart attack last year at age 62, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos had been at work for more than a decade on an epic and potentially career-defining novel. It was a fact unknown to all but a few people closest to him....
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights:'Covert Affairs' on USA

    Tuesday's TV Highlights:'Covert Affairs' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 27 - Aug. 2, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Food Fighters Cat Cora is among the...
  • Disneyland’s Legends of Frontierland a fun dose of wacky live action

     
    “Hey,” the kid said. “I can get you out of jail.” I politely said no. Standing in lockup, after all, […]...
  • Chamber Players to shine spotlight on U.S. composers

    The Lakeside Chamber Players will celebrate American Artists Month by presenting "Concert Americana" featuring the music of such American composers as George Gershwin, Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein. The event is the group's second concert of the...
  • Throw the book at these tax myths

    It's tax time, and that always puts me in mind of noted author and financial planning expert Mark Twain. We all are familiar with vital, life-changing secret to financial success included in his seminal financial planning tome, "Life On The Mississippi...
  • Moving Out: The Bulkeley Mansion In West Hartford

     Moving Out: The Bulkeley Mansion In West Hartford
    The historic value of the classic European-style Georgian colonial known as the Bulkeley Mansion in West Hartford was not lost on Keith Garner when he bought the estate as a single father in 1992 for $685,000. But that's not why he bought it. "With...
  • Vacationing in the U.S. this summer? Check out these festivals

    Vacationing in the U.S. this summer? Check out these festivals
    Those planning a summer vacation in the U.S., have plenty of festivals and fairs to enjoy in various parts of the country this year. Here are more than a dozen events –- but just some of what’s on tap for the summer — arranged...
  • State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors

    State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors
    In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...