| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:20 PM
As a devoted fan of this series (this is the 11th volume), I can report that this year's anthology of 32 selections might be the best yet. High school students from 826Michigan and 826 Valencia, parts of Dave Eggers' network of nonprofit writing and...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:46 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Some people in the audience gasped as the aerial photo flashed on the screen at the front of the room.
They were reacting in wonderment as a color shot came up of the so-called "Loop," a section of the Green River that snakes...
| Aug 5, 2012
Syria, a great and ancient land, is being ravaged by civil war, with government forces using heavy weapons against rebels in the major city of Aleppo. Here are some facts about a little-understood people and country:
1 Syria is commonly considered a...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:47 AM
In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidalmight have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.
But Vidal made his...
| Mar 18, 2012
March Madness is upon us. Who will be the Butler or VCU Cinderella team of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament?
Will the Big Ten, Big East or ACC dominate?
If you want to dive into those kinds of questions and more, pick up Grantland Quarterly...
| Apr 29, 2012
Never Fall Down
Balzer + Bray: 224 pp., $17.99, ages 14 and up
When it comes to genocide, Hitler is obviously well covered. There are countless titles for young readers about the...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 9:51 AM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Energy companies, environmental groups, and even Hollywood stars are watching to see what decisions President Barack Obama makes about regulating or promoting natural gas drilling.
The stakes are huge. Business leaders don't want...
| Nov 11, 2012
A few years after stepping away from her professional life to focus on raising her two daughters, Liz Cicchelli itched to sink her teeth into something beyond volunteering at her kids' school.
She found something way beyond.
Invited by a friend to the...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Novelist Louise Erdrich and journalist Katherine Boo took the top prizes at the National Book Awards in New York on Wednesday night. Although set half a world apart, both women's books express what Boo described as "small stories in so-called hidden...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Although what's hip in Hollywood changes faster than you can say "paparazzi," there's one destination that's been consistently starlit since it opened in 1931: the Chateau Marmont hotel. That's why it makes it into the title of Lauren Weisberger's new.......
| Nov 3, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Weâd bet that Garry Shandling was glued to his TV last night watching election returns. Heâs a big TV news channel surfer, or so he said the other night at a benefit hosted by Judd Apatow. The night was âAn......
| Nov 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Longlists make strange fellows, Monday's announcement of the Impac Dublin Literary Prize longlist proves. Dan Brown, author of the mega-bestselling yet critically panned "The DaVinci Code" and Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, have...