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  • Girls' Water Polo: CdM's strong finish leads to Battle of the Bay triumph

    Girls' Water Polo: CdM's strong finish leads to Battle of the Bay triumph
    CORONA DEL MAR — Appropriately enough for a game four days before Christmas, the past, present and future of Corona del Mar High girls' water polo all came together Friday. These weren't ghosts like in Charles Dickens' novel. There was no Tiny...
  • British Actress Miriam Margolyes Performs Dickens' Characters at Yale

    British Actress Miriam Margolyes Performs Dickens' Characters at Yale
    Need a brain escape after election day? Award-winning British stage and screen actress Miriam Margolyes will perform her celebrated production of “Dickens’ Women,” where she portrays 23 of the author’s best-loved characters, on...
  • 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...
  • Feedback: Best book you read in high school?

    Feedback: Best book you read in high school?
    "Kaffir Boy" by Mark Mathabane was the book that impacted me the most. — Denise Hill, Chicago "Advise and Consent" by Allen Drury and "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell. —Nikki Rosati, Franksville, Wis. "A Clockwork Orange," by...
  • Readers share memories of Howey mansion's lavish grandeur

    Readers share memories of Howey mansion's lavish grandeur
    The notion that one of Lake County's displays of splendor was going to ruin needled those who have sampled its delights. And no wonder. The mansion built by citrus grower and developer William J. Howey is a gem like no other in these parts. Designed by a...
  • "Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai" y "The Possession"

    "Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai" y "The Possession"
    Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai Los estrictos códigos de honor que sustentaron la cultura japonesa durante varios siglos, pueden verse reflejados en Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, película que recrea la valentía de los guerreros nipones para vencer a...
  • Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'

    Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'
    The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens Edited by Jenny Hartley Oxford University Press: 458 pp., $34.95 This is the bicentennial year of Charles Dickens' birth. We need no reminder of his eminence as novelist, but there are celebrations of his other...
  • Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'

    Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'
    The Passages of H.M. A Novel of Herman Melville Jay Parini Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95 "The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...
  • Review: 'Devine Intervention' shows there's life in afterlife

    Review: 'Devine Intervention' shows there's life in afterlife
    In Martha Brockenbrough's heaven, old people show too much leg playing leap frog, and the church choir covers classic rock. Clearly, Brockenbrough is not a follower of the New Testament. That's good news for heathen readers who will delight in the...
  • A history of men's hairstyles

    A history of men's hairstyles
    The ancient story of Samson and Delilah shows how important a man's hairstyle can be. The tale has inspired sculptors, composers and screenwriters, and Samson's long locks are part of a long list of classic men's hairstyles. What follows is a look at...
  • The holidays: time to sparkle

    The holidays: time to sparkle
    This time of year the outpouring of flash and sparkle is unavoidable; basic black velvet and silk, inevitable. We are encouraged to dress up with silver in the form of bugle beads or bangles that flash at the wrist. And gold? Don't get us started with the...
  • PASSINGS: Frank Potenza, John Howard Davies, Jack Layton

    Frank Potenza Jimmy Kimmel's uncle and comic foil Frank Potenza, 77, a former New York City police officer who turned to comedy as "Uncle Frank" on his nephew Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show, died Tuesday. In a statement, ABC's"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"...