Literary fans know William T. Vollmann as a National Book Award-winning author; the FBI knew him as Unabomber suspect S-2047.
Elmore Leonard was a tremendously prolific author, whose long publishing career influenced more writers than we can count. We asked a few of Los Angeles' favorite writers to share their memories of him.
As the U.S. economy crumbled, Choire Sicha wrote a nonfiction book about its effect on a group of young men in New York in 2009.
Florida Polytechnic University is so new that it has only been open for a few days. It's the latest campus in the Florida State University system, has plans to be part of a new Silicon Valley East, and boasts a striking main building designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
The man who took the reins of the Penn State athletic department following the Jerry Sandusky scandal is resigning. Dave Joyner told the Associated Press he enjoyed the honor and privilege of working for his alma mater for nearly three years as athletic director following a national scandal and the death of head coach Joe Paterno. "It was a privilege for sad reasons, but it was a privilege," he told the AP. Joyner gave no specifics about why he made the decision to leave. Joyner was appointed interim AD in November 2011 after Tim Curley was placed on administrative leave for his alleged role in the Sandusky scandal. Joyner said he will resign Aug 1. Sandusky...