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WGN NewsThere were some big A-list doings in Chicago over the weekend as Dr. Maya Angelou was among those honored by the Common Ground Foundation. It's rapper-actor Common's charitable foundation to give back to the community where he was raised on the south...
Tags: Disney Channel (tv network), WGN
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn their time, the daughters of the second Baron Redesdale, better known as the Mitford sisters, were an industry. Their trade, for the most part, was their mere existence — swanning about British society, leaving scandal and newsprint in their...
Please note that the most frequently challenged authors may not appear in the list of most frequently challenged books. For example, if every one of Judy Blume’s books was challenged–but only once–not one of her books would make the...
Tags: Toni Morrison, Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling , Politics, Censorship
Orlando Sentinel Movie CriticLike the titular follicles this documentary surveys, Good Hair is a bit all over the place. It's about black women trying to achieve "European" standards of beauty, about the way black men feel such "unnatural" hair keeps them at a distance, the loaded...
Tags: Documentary (genre), India, Entertainment, North Carolina, Sex
Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15) 4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and...
Dino Buzzati: "Poem Strip" (NYRB Classics) This is weird, wild, wonderful. Dino Buzzati was a luminary of the Italian avant-garde around the middle of the last century. His writing started out as straightforward realism but moved toward Gogol and Kafka....
Daily DishUnless you've been living under a rock, you know that O Magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary. That means Top 10 lists abound, including Top 10 Best Recipes Ever published in the magazine. Among them: Maya Angelou's banana pudding. The......
Culture MonsterMichelle Obama hosted a concert this morning at the Pittsburgh Creative & Performing Arts School for its students and the spouses of international leaders deliberating at the G-20 economic summit. She gave an 11-minute address about the arts as a......
All The RageSkingraft channeled Amelia Earhart and Louis Verdad's muse was Michelle Obama last night at Downtown L.A. Fashion Week. ???We were really inspired by strong women like Amelia Earhart and Joan of Arc,??? said Skingraft co-designer Katie Kay. ???There is...
L.A. NOWThere have been several attempts in recent years to ban certain books at Orange County schools. The list includes "Twilight" and "Snow Falling on Cedar." Now, a Westminster school board member has raised concerns about a Maya Angelou book that......
The Swampby Mark Silva These aren't groundswell numbers, fractions really: But by a mere percentage point, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton edges out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as "most admired woman'' in the eyes of the American public. It's Clinton......
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