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In the late 1960s, Judy Juanita was a college undergraduate in the Bay Area and editor of a Black Panther Party newspaper. Now her new novel, "Virgin Soul" (Viking, $26.95), recounts the story of Geniece, an undergraduate who joins the Panthers. But...
It's almost as if Kevin Smokler found himself in 30-something detention: well into adulthood, he was sentenced to go back and re-read the books he read in high school English class. He might have escaped if he hadn't been passing notes in class written...
-------------------- Searching for Zion The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora Emily Raboteau Atlantic Monthly Press: 320 pp., $25 -------------------- In 1965, author and civil rights essayist James Baldwin appeared at the Cambridge Union...
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Today the nation honors the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the reverend and activist who led the American civil rights movement. As King studied nonviolence as practiced by Gandhi and imagined by Henry David Thoreau, now his own life and work are the...
VINCENNES, France -- I am one of about five dozen invitees to the biennial Festival America book fair just outside Paris. Toni Morrison is the guest of honor at the event, which brings together authors from the Americas. Jennifer Egan is here too, along...
Ron Palillo Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter' Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
Jacket CopyThe Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
Pop & HissThe underground hip-hop Project Blowed turns 17 -- with parties at the House of Blues on the Strip and the HOB in Anaheim. Also, Pop & Hiss looks back at some of the best projects released by Blowedians (almost all of whom will be playing the...
Culture MonsterChristopher Knight reviews Glenn Ligon's mid-career retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art...
Pop & HissL.A.-based rapper Open Mike Eagle picks his current five favorite comedians....
Culture MonsterPacific Standard Time will explore the origins of the Los Angeles art world through museum exhibitions throughout Southern California over the next six months. Times art reviewer Sharon Mizota has set the goal of seeing all of them. This is......
Jacket CopyMark Twain will appear on a new stamp, with a celebration at the Hannibal, Missouri post office June 25....
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