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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?
  • Al Boeke dies at 88; 'father' of Northern California's Sea Ranch

    Al Boeke dies at 88; 'father' of Northern California's Sea Ranch
    Al Boeke, the developer-architect whose vision spawned Sea Ranch, the sprawling Northern California coastal enclave known for elegantly rustic homes built to harmonize with a breathtaking natural landscape, died Nov. 8 at his home there. He was 88 and had...

    Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Making Supper Safe Why We've Lost Trust in Our Food and How We Can Get It Back Ben Hewitt Rodale: 265 pp., $24.99 The statistics are shocking: "More than 200,000 Americans are sickened by food every day, and each year 325,000 of us will be...

    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.