| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:19 AM
| Nov 26, 2011
Tom Wicker, a former New York Times political reporter, columnist and Washington bureau chief who covered President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas and became part of the news as a mediator during the 1971 Attica prison riot in upstate New York, has...
| Dec 4, 2011
Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95
A crisis of faith prompts a man to begin a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia.
The Angel Esmeralda
The first collection of short stories from a...
| Oct 13, 2011
Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93.
For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...
| Jul 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite, the television newsman whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and '70s and who was still regarded as "the most trusted man in America" years after leaving his CBS anchor chair, has...
| Nov 9, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Those who have complained that âMad Menâ leans too hard on soap opera gauziness finally got their dose of white-knuckled logistics with the finale of Season 3. âShut the Door. Have a Seatâ was a tight balance of emotionally pungent....
| Oct 11, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies NEW NEIGHBOR: Drea de Matteo plays Angie Bolen on 'Desperate Housewives' at 9 p.m. on ABC. SERIES The Amazing......
| Nov 2, 2009
| 4:34 PM
In the middle of ordinary life -- fights with the boss at work, demoralizing demotions, affairs with inappropriate people and witnessing the last vestiges of a formerly intact marriage -- a shot rings out, prompting all to reconsider the fragile......
| Mar 17, 2008
Las Vegas, a city forged on gambling, booze and flesh, has been strangely reluctant -- and perhaps a little nervous -- to make money off its mob roots. Until now.
On a recent drizzly night, a small, white Vegas Mob Tour bus rumbled past aging strip...
| May 13, 2009
Sidney N. Laverents, an award-winning amateur filmmaker whose technically impressive and infectiously humorous 1970 musical short film "Multiple SIDosis" earned a spot in the National Film Registry, has died. He was 100.
Laverents, a Depression-era...
| Nov 16, 2008
Words & Ideas
Greg Hise Aloud at Central Library presents "Ground Truth: How We Talk About Los Angeles and Why This Matters," a conversation between the urban historian and D.J. Waldie, author of "Holy Land." www.aloudla.org. Richard J. Riordan...