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  • Have you faced Kindle prejudice?

     
    Have you experienced anti-Kindle prejudice? New York Times writer Nick Bilton has. On Monday, he went to a Manhattan coffee shop, placed an order, sat down and pulled out his Kindle. As he explains in a blog post at the......
  • 'Do I look strange?' Authors' (best) last words

     
    Born and raised in Scotland, Robert Louis Stevenson, who would grow up to write "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," was never very healthy. Driven by a restlessness and desire to find a......
  • 'Dinosaurs on the Roof,' a novel by David Rabe

    'Dinosaurs on the Roof,' a novel by David Rabe
    June 11, 2008 There are a number of terrific ideas rattling around in David Rabe's cavernous new novel, "Dinosaurs on the Roof." Unfortunately, they're ideas that -- properly honed and focused to an appropriate scale -- probably would have made a...
  • That's Life: Scientist Create First Man-Made Cell In Lab

    That's Life: Scientist Create First Man-Made Cell In Lab
    It's like something right out of a Sci-Fi movie: For the first time scientists have created a synthetic cell that can survive and reproduce. The discovery is being called a turning point in science, and of course it's already raising all kinds of ethical...
  • Frank McCourt, Author Of 'Angela's Ashes,' Dies At 78

    Frank McCourt, Author Of 'Angela's Ashes,' Dies At 78
    Frank McCourt, the retired New York City schoolteacher who launched his late-in-life literary career by tapping memories of his grim, poverty-stricken childhood in Ireland to write the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir "Angela's Ashes," died Sunday of cancer....
  • Major festivals, events around the world

    Here is a selected list of events for 2006. (For an expanded list, go to latimes.com/worldevents.) For more information on an event, plug its name into your favorite search engine. All dates and events are subject to change, so check before going....
  • Joyce exits; Daley taps 1st black chief

    Fire Commissioner James Joyce announced his resignation Thursday from a department besieged by criticism over racial slurs and a fatal fire last fall, clearing the way for Mayor Richard Daley to name the first African-American to head the department....
  • `I believe I have a lot of answers'

    `I believe I have a lot of answers'
    After being introduced Thursday as the next fire commissioner, Cortez Trotter told the story of watching as a child when a firetruck rumbled through the Stateway Gardens public housing complex, where he lived. He recounted how he looked on in awe as...
  • Daley axes another aide

    Chicago Transportation Commissioner Miguel d'Escoto came to a City Hall meeting with his resignation letter in hand Thursday, correctly sensing that he would be the next department head to be swept from his job in Mayor Richard Daley's housecleaning....
  • This Illiterate Brazilian's Home Speaks Volumes

    Carlos Leite can barely read a word, but books revolutionized his life. Two years ago, he was doing construction work for a man who was about to toss out six thick, red encyclopedias. Leite asked whether he could have them instead. Thus a dream was born....