| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:04 AM
American salvagers recovered about 61 tons of silver off Ireland in what's said to be the largest and deepest recovery ever of precious metal from a shipwreck.
Odyssey Marine Exploration confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday the recovery of 1,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Every rejected and unpublished novelist harbors a secret and implausible fantasy: One day, not only will she (or he) be published, but the sleeping literary world will also awaken and recognize her (or his) genius and pile accolades and prizes upon her...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A refresher course in high school geometry isn't a prerequisite for "A Parallelogram," the play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris running at the Mark Taper Forum. But it certainly wouldn't hurt.
The four actors in Norris' strange, ambiguous domestic...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:41 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Now that Gov. Jerry Brown is back from his ancestral tour of Germany and Ireland, his attention is turning to priorities for the closing weeks of the legislative year, which ends Sept. 13.
Though many of the governor’s major policy...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Seamus Heaney was already one of Ireland's best-known poets when the sectarian violence of "The Troubles" swept through Northern Ireland in the 1970s and '80s. An Irish Republican activist spotted him on a train and challenged Heaney to craft some words...
| Sep 1, 2013
WIGTOWN, Scotland — "You're on the road to nowhere." The roads were getting narrower and narrower on the drive through southwestern Scotland. We had left behind the divided highway outside Glasgow, and then, somewhere near the towns with signs...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Seamus Heaney, the poet and essayist from Ireland who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995, has died. He was 74.
An Irish Catholic who was growing up in Ulster when the Troubles began and who later moved to Dublin, Heaney engaged with the violence...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Newcomers, familiar faces and books that haven't yet debuted in America have all made the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri are both finalists for the $58,000 prize.
Ozeki's novel "A Tale for the Time Being" was well reviewed...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Is old mother England looking to bring American literature back under its wing?
Rumors flew this weekend that the Man Booker Prize may, for the first time, open up its competition to American novelists. Prize organizers are not commenting on the rumors,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:50 PM
The 19-year-old Temecula man charged with "sextorting" newly crowned Miss Teen USA and several other young women allegedly told FBI agents that he used 30 to 40 computers to carry out his crimes.
According to a criminal complaint and court affidavit,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf discussed being a victim in her former high school classmate’s “sextortion” case on the “Today” show Friday morning, saying she recognized his name but never talked to him when they went to school...