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  • 'Mayhem' is on the case of the Thames Torso Murderer

    'Mayhem' is on the case of the Thames Torso Murderer
    The 1888-91 Whitechapel murders in London are arguably the world's most infamous unsolved serial crimes. The brutal murders of as few as five to almost a dozen young women attributed to "Jack the Ripper" have spawned thousands of nonfiction accounts and casebooks, so many that the term "ripperology" was coined to describe the study of the murders by professionals and amateurs. Fictional accounts of the Ripper murders also abound, including tales that pit Jack the Ripper against Sherlock Holmes and, most recently, Isabel Allende's novel "Ripper," which involves teenage sleuths who use computer gaming to track a modern-day Ripper terrorizing San Francisco.
  • Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers

    Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers
    For decades, finding Spanish-language books in the U.S. was like tilting at windmills. Booksellers stocked few titles in the language of Cervantes, and those they carried came at a hefty premium. A paperback copy of "Don Quijote" in the original Spanish...

    Isabel Allende, a life of letters

     Isabel Allende, a life of letters
    Somewhere between her Chilean family's life-or-death political realities and its intuitive, fantastical imagination is where Isabel Allende writes. Where she lives is the Bay Area, arriving in California about 25 years ago with a famous surname she's gone...

    On-the-go Placido Domingo has a busy month of May, and June too

    On-the-go Placido Domingo has a busy month of May, and June too
    Plácido Domingo has two simultaneous engagements in Los Angeles in May and early June, conducting productions of Puccini's "Tosca" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the new "Dulce Rosa" at the Broad Stage. But his demanding schedule isn't preventing...

    Metropolitan Opera disbands ballet company, gives dancers buyouts

    Metropolitan Opera disbands ballet company, gives dancers buyouts
    It’s the end of an artistic era: After more than a century, the Metropolitan Opera has disbanded its ballet with a modern-day buyout. The eight remaining members of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, down from 16 in 2011, agreed Monday to leave the...