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Lilly Pulitzer, a socialite turned fashion designer whose tropical print dresses became a sensation in the 1960s and later a fashion mainstay, died Sunday in Palm Beach, Fla. She was 81. Her death was confirmed by Gale Schiffman of Quattlebaum Funeral...
-------------------- Round About the Earth Circumnavigation From Magellan to Orbit Joyce E. Chaplin Simon & Schuster: 560 pp., $35 -------------------- A trip on a 140-foot sailboat helped inspire Harvard professor Joyce E. Chaplin to write...
Sometimes what I think the Pulitzer committee is after, humor-wise, isn't just one epic exposé, as per last week's gem on rotten-tomato fights. It's a body of hard-hitting work. That's what leads me to this steamy parking garage in Burbank, looking for...
Special to the Los Angeles Times-------------------- American Canopy Trees, Forests and the Making of a Nation Eric Rutkow Scribner: 407 pp., $29 -------------------- Every book has its quirks. In the case of the newly published history "American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the...
Nation NowThe United States celebrated the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty with the naturalization of 125 new citizens from 46 nations on Friday, a ceremony of unity that temporarily put aside the political and geographical changes...
James McGrath Morris sees parallels between Gilded Age media baron Joseph Pulitzer's time and ours, pointing out that when Pulitzer (1847-1911) began to shape "yellow journalism," newspapers were going out of business and readers were bemoaning the end of...
ESTHER SCHOR is professor of English at Princeton University and author of a new biography, "Emma Lazarus."THIS WEEKEND, Emma Lazarus, whose eloquent words are engraved in the Statue of Liberty, will be honored with a stone in the Poet's Corner at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. The timing is auspicious because 10 days later, when...
The Harvard Art Museum has received a gift of $45 million and 31 major works of art, including three paintings by Picasso. Harvard University on Friday announced the gift from class of 1936 alumna Emily Rauh Pulitzer, a former curator at the museum and...
Travelers searching for a unique and affordable getaway will find lots to love on Georgia's Jekyll Island. Accessible for $6 per vehicle with entertainment options suited to literally every budget, it is one of the most cost-friendly destinations in the...
Liz Smith"TOTO, WE'RE still in Kansas!" someone wisecracked to me as we exited a rowdy, enthusiastic audience-thrilled crowd at last Sunday's matinee of the big Broadway hit "Newsies: The Musical." As many things as I liked about this show, I had to laugh at such...
NEW YORK —There is something uniquely appealing, entertainment history reveals, about urban urchins in cloth caps, be they Parisian waifs, London pickpockets or unflaggingly optimistic New York orphans. If they sing and dance and have lost a...
Tribune newspapersLate on a weekday afternoon, we called John Sayles, the independent's independent, the pragmatist's pragmatist. He was on the outskirts of Boise, in the passenger's seat of a rented Prius, beside Maggie Renzi, his longtime partner and producer. He's tall,...
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