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  • On Sunday: Alain Mabanckou, Jonathan Franzen and lumber as history

     
    In Sunday books: a talk with UCLA author Alain Mabanckou, plus reviews of the latest by Jonathan Franzen, lumber as history and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's letters and diaries.
  • Barney Rosset: 'Most important' U.S. publisher of the 20th century

     
    In a remembrance, Book Critic David L. Ulin calls Barney Rosset, former head of Grove Press, "the most important American publisher of the 20th century."

    A moment with Nina Ricci designer Peter Copping

     
    Although several designers have tried to forge a modern identity for Nina Ricci over the last decade, the French fashion house is still better known for the iconic fragrance L'Air Du Temps (launched in 1948 in the Lalique bottle with...

    20 classic works of gay literature

     
    Today U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker struck down Proposition 8, ruling that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. Proposition 8 was a 2008 ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in California. Both sides had said...

    Jayne Cortez dies at 78; poet and performance artist

    Jayne Cortez dies at 78; poet and performance artist
    Before the ashes and the anguish, before the 1965 riots and the spotlight of attention that followed, there was a pocket of people already fighting for Watts. They fought for the arts and for the black community from a building on Grandee Avenue and...