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  • Naomi Hirahara on her new mystery series ... and the new L.A.

    Naomi Hirahara on her new mystery series ... and the new L.A.
    Naomi Hirahara’s seventh novel, “Murder on Bamboo Lane” (Berkley: 304 pp, $7.99 paper), is something of a departure: the kick-off of a mystery series featuring rookie bicycle cop Ellie Rush. For the last decade, Hirahara has written mysteries about Mas Arai, a Japanese American gardener based in Southern California; she won an Edgar for “Snakeskin Shanisen,” which came out in 2007. But if Mas is a throwback to a different California -- reticent, aging, with roots in the state’s tortured racial history -- Ellie is a detective of a different sort. Young and resolutely urban, she represents Los Angeles as it is, rather than as it was. The niece of a high-ranking LAPD officer, she is caught up in a number of tensions and contradictions involving her loyalty to family, friends and to herself.
  • Teemu Selanne is central to Ducks history — and can add to it

     Teemu Selanne is central to Ducks history — and can add to it
    Were those tears or drops of sweat rolling down Teemu Selanne's face Sunday as he skated around the Honda Center, absorbing and returning the crowd's love after the final regular-season game of his Hall of Fame career? If he wept, he wasn't alone....

    'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching

    'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching
    For his latest documentary, "The Address," Ken Burns changed up his traditional style of sprawling looks at major historical events in favor of a short, cinema verite look at the lives of young boys at a Vermont school who are challenged to memorize and...

    Rare T. rex rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

    Rare <i> T. rex </i> rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History
    WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton -- got to rest its bones Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History....

    Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate

    Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate
    AURORA, Mo. — The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm. But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn...