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  • Review: 'Manifest Injustice' by Barry Siegel

    Review: 'Manifest Injustice' by Barry Siegel
    "Manifest Injustice" is an apt, allegorical title for Barry Siegel's latest book, which makes three points didactically: First, the law can be an ass — to a greater extent than Charles Dickens imagined. Second, when it comes to administering...
  • London home of Charles Dickens open after renovation

    London home of Charles Dickens open after renovation
    LONDON (Reuters) - The former London home of Charles Dickens reopened on Monday, after an eight-month, 3.1 million-pound ($5 million) refurbishment celebrating the author's bicentenary. Dickens lived at 48 Doughty Street in central London with his family...
  • Shedding light on the man behind the books

    Shedding light on the man behind the books
    Step back, Scrooge. There's another Dickens hit in town — but only for a few days. Step lively if you want to snag a ducat before it departs. "Dickens' Women," first performed by star and co-creator Miriam Margolyes in 1989, closes out a...
  • Apple announces its best e-books of the year selections

    Apple announces its best e-books of the year selections
    Apple announced its best e-books of the year Thursday. The company has come up with a best-of list at years' end since the launch of the iBookstore in 2010. This year marks the debut of the interactive category "Best Multi-Touch Book," specifically...
  • The story of gin: A spirited interview

    The story of gin: A spirited interview
    As we roll into the final holiday parties of the year, spirits are high -- and flowing. “The Book of Gin” by Richard Barnett traces the history of gin, which was once believed to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth and treat a lack of...
  • Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'

    Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'
    -------------------- The St. Zita Society A Novel Ruth Rendell Scribner: 272 pp., $26 -------------------- If you're unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you've somehow managed to miss her 60 or so books, if you've never experienced the frisson...
  • O.C. shooting: Violent death of aspiring actress remains mystery

     
    Since her days as a high school free spirit, Courtney Aoki developed a tougher exterior, with a heavy-metal edge. Tattoos began covering her body, including one of a black widow on her chest with the number 13. Her Facebook page......
  • O.C. shooting: The stage 'was her home,' instructor says of victim

     
    Courtney Aoki envisioned herself as an actress when she participated in a summer stock program at the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. It was a program designed to help propel at-risk teens into a world of acting and to......
  • O.C. shootings: Friends, former teacher shocked at woman's death

     
    When shooting victims Courtney Aoki was a freshman at Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, she had an appreciation for literature that was rare for a teenager, said J.C. Marquez, her English teacher....
  • O.C. shootings: Police probe suspect's computer, gaming records

     
    Authorities said they were reviewing computers and gaming records of a 20-year-old college student believed to have killed three people in a shooting rampage before taking his own life. The man, Ali Syed of Ladera Ranch, was described by authorities......
  • ‘Doctor Who’ lords it over time and space, and TV

     
    The signs of a seismic shift became clear a year or so ago, in even the nonhipster communities of Los ......
  • ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’: Claremont’s tales set uncanny agenda

     
    PERSPECTIVE It’s probably no coincidence that television reached a new level of critical respectability after its most serious shows embraced ......