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  • California a cornucopia of natural beauty products

    California a cornucopia of natural beauty products
    As families sit down at the table Thursday to give thanks for a bountiful feast, we can also give thanks for the bounty of California, where the harvest is diverse and year-round. And — more thanks — many of California's abundant crops and...
  • Book review: 'A Secret Gift' by Ted Gup

    Book review: 'A Secret Gift' by Ted Gup
    "A Secret Gift How One Man's Kindness — and a Trove of Letters — Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression" Ted Gup Penguin Press: 368 pp., $25.95 On Dec. 18, 1933, an ad appeared in the Canton, Ohio, paper offering financial...
  • David Ulin's favorite books of 2010

    David Ulin's favorite books of 2010
    FAVORITE BOOKS Here, in alphabetical order by title, are the 10 books that, over the last 12 months, most moved, inspired or beguiled me: my favorite books of 2010. "About a Mountain" by John D'Agata (W.W. Norton: 236 pp., $23.95). Willfully blurring...
  • Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson

    Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson
    Seeing Further The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society Edited by Bill Bryson William Morrow: 506 pp., $35 There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of November 28, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. MONDAY Christian Lander: The author of "Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, From Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup,...
  • Book review: A writer in search of good material

    Book review: A writer in search of good material
    A Life Like Other People's A Memoir Alan Bennett Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 256 pp., $22 In 1966, Alan Bennett was just beginning the career that would endear him to his native England as one of the country's most prolific and acclaimed playwrights....
  • Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram

    Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram
    Brute The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine Robert Coram Little, Brown; 349 pps., $27.99 "Brute" examines the life and career of U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, the complex and controversial officer whose role in shaping the modern...
  • Book reviews: Discoveries

    Book reviews: Discoveries
    The Poetry Lesson Andrei Codrescu Princeton University Press: 128 pp., $19.95 This book, with its punishing, dread-inspiring title and pleading skeleton on the cover, is actually one of the funniest, most irreverent you'll read this year. Part memoir,...
  • At Test Kitchen, the menu is in constant flux

    At Test Kitchen, the menu is in constant flux
    The dimly lighted dining room pulses with gritty hip-hop and clanking silverware as diners eagerly await what's being constructed in a kitchen filled with tattooed chefs, steam and sharp focus. A bartender wearing blinged-out earrings swaggers over to a...
  • Popular kids get flu first

    Popular kids get flu first
    It's not easy being popular — at least, not when you have to worry about your higher risk of catching the flu. According to a study published online Wednesday in PLOS One, people who rank high in social groups tend to contract infections sooner...
  • The Review: Cleo at the Redbury Hotel

    The Review: Cleo at the Redbury Hotel
    This, after all, being Hollywood, if SBE's Sam Nazarian is going to name a restaurant for the queen of Egypt, it's obligatory to vamp it up a little. Set in the crimson Redbury Hotel, a stone's throw from Hollywood and Vine, Cleo references the alluring...
  • Scene & Heard: Sweet Honey in the Rock concert reception

    Scene & Heard: Sweet Honey in the Rock concert reception
    Members of a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock were greeted with holiday wishes at a Champagne reception backstage after their Dec. 19 concert at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Actress Alfre Woodard said if her heart could sing, "that is the sound...