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  • Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

     Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer
    Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San Francisco hospital.
  • The boundaries of Boston Strong

     The boundaries of Boston Strong
    The 118th Boston Marathon, next week, will actually be the first of its kind — the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 (many horribly) and shook the nation a year ago Tuesday. A race...

    Logistics for the Festival of Books

    Logistics for the Festival of Books
    Thinking about coming to the Festival of Books at USC this weekend? This year you can take the Metro, eat at food trucks and stay for a comedy show, all in addition to the oodles and oodles of book events. Here are some hints to help you organize your...

    T.C. Boyle moves to Ecco after three decades with Viking

    T.C. Boyle moves to Ecco after three decades with Viking
    T.C. Boyle will publish two upcoming novels with Ecco, the publisher announced. As NPR noted, Boyle has been at Viking for three decades. Ecco's president and publisher, Dan Halpern, said in a statement Monday that “[f]or forty years now I’...

    Want to prepare kids for the future? Teach them to code.

    Want to prepare kids for the future? Teach them to code.
    We are experiencing a technology revolution, a new world in which coding is no longer for the anti-social, nerdy white males but for the cool kids. Figures like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg have created a culture that embraces technical innovation and...