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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?...
The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens Edited by Jenny Hartley Oxford University Press: 458 pp., $34.95 This is the bicentennial year of Charles Dickens' birth. We need no reminder of his eminence as novelist, but there are celebrations of his other...
Tags: Hans Christian Andersen, John Forster, Authors, Book, Genres
L.A. NOW2 shot in assault-weapon attack in Glassell Park...
Daily DishThe Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite National Park is set for Dec. 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 25. Dinner-only tickets are $425 per person....
Jacket CopyLots of presidents and neighborhoods lend their names to schools in Los Angeles, but authors, not so much....
Brand XOld graveyards are eerie enough in the daylight, but this Halloween season, Altadena's Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery is ratcheting up the fear factor with a vengeful premature burial, a spectral beast from the edge of time and a nest of ghostly...
Wild Child And Other Stories T. C. Boyle Viking: 320 pp., $25.95 In "Thirteen Hundred Rats," one of the 14 stories in the latest collection from the seemingly inexhaustible T.C. Boyle, a recent widower finds himself the owner of a python. He's...
Tags: Disasters, Book, Juvenile Delinquency, Family, Animals
While assembling my notes for a review of the Library of America anthology "American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny" (Library of America, two volumes, edited by Peter Straub: "From Poe to the Pulps," 746 pp., $35; "From the 1940s to Now," 714 pp....
Fur, Fortune, and Empire The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America Eric Jay Dolin W.W. Norton, 444 pp., $29.95 In "Company of Adventurers," the first of a three-part history of the Hudson's Bay Co., Peter C. Newman wrote: "Seldom has an animal...
We're in the Halloween spirit, so we took a look at some websites, such as www.haunted-places.com and www.headlesshorseman.co.uk, that help travelers tune in to ghostly -- or ghastly -- fun. What's hot: Haunted Places has lists and some tales of spooky...
Times Staff WriterEvery city has a story to tell — and in Los Angeles County, that means 88 of them. Los Angeles incorporated in 1850, becoming the first city in the county. The most recent was Calabasas, incorporated in 1991. Many cities were carved out of...
Tags: Hybrid Vehicles, Family, Boston, Death, Florida State Seminoles
In response to Matthew DeBord's Nov. Nov. 16 Op-Ed article on moving to Glassell Park, "The gang’s all here,” I'd like to say to him: Yes! The gang is all here! So far, DeBord and his family have had the luxury, but perhaps lonely experience,...
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