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  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

    The 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?
  • Reading L.A.: Marc Reisner's 'Cadillac Desert'

    Marc Reisner's "Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water," the 11th title in our Reading L.A. series, is not, strictly speaking, a book about Los Angeles or its urban form. It is a book -- a monumental, sharply...

    Reading L.A.: Richard G. Lillard on the growth machine and its discontents

    New essay in Reading L.A. series by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, this one on the book Eden in Jeopardy by Richard G. Lillard, a book on architecture, the environment, ecology and growth in Los Angeles and Southern California.

    L.A. names school after Al Gore -- but will students be safe?

    L.A. school officials have named a school after Al Gore, making him the first vice president to receive such an honor. Yet there are concerns over the school -- not over Al Gore's name but because some critics fear the...

    Tea Party footnotes

    A couple of musings about the Tea Party convention in Tennessee: I'm puzzled by the disgruntled reaction among Tea Partiers to the fact that the convention charged money to attend -- about $550, it's been reported -- and that the convention organizer...