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Los Angeles TimesO.K. The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word Allan Metcalf Oxford University Press: 211 pp., $18.95 Is there another word as supple as "OK"? Those two letters, side by side, separated (or not) by periods — they answer so many...
Top of the TicketGuest columnist Robert Schmuhl of the University of Notre Dame analyzes the 40th president's political role in modern U.S. history....
Pop & HissBack before âbeat musicâ operated as the umbrella term encompassing the Low End Theory sound, there was Daedelus, the Santa Monica-born musician known for breaching genre constraints and for a set of stellar muttonchops that could humiliate Martin Van...
L.A. UnleashedIt's been a whirlwind year in the life of America's first dog. It seems like only yesterday to us, but it's been a year since the Obamas brought Portuguese water dog Bo home last April 14. (We, along with a......
American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House Jon Meacham Random House: 488 pp., $30 This engaging new book about Andrew Jackson, our first up-from-nowhere president, takes its place on a crowded shelf in the library of national leadership. Jackson...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAmericans usually celebrate the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy on President's Day. But rarely are the less stellar commanders in chief ever mentioned, such as William Henry Harrison -- who caught a...
As pundits have already noted more times than John Edwards has uttered the words "two Americas," Democrats may well make history this presidential season by nominating, for the first time, either a woman or an African American. What the party will not...
Special to The TimesRHINEBECK, N.Y. — There are few places in this country where you can sip beer in a Colonial inn while chatting about the new Frank Gehry building up the road. The Hudson Valley is just such a spot, a region that bridges centuries as well as it...
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