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Creamed, Canned And Frozen: How The Great Depression Revamped U.S. Diets

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 1:57pm

During the Depression, cheap, nutritious and filling food was prioritized — often at the expense of taste. Jane Ziegelman and Andy Coe, authors of A Square Meal, discuss food trends of the time.

How 'Patient H.M.' And His Lobotomy Contributed To Understanding Memories

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

William Scoville's lobotomy on patient Henry Molaison taught scientists a lot about human memory, but left Molaison with memory problems. Luke Dittrich discusses the story in his book Patient H.M.

Kids' Movies Stand Out This Summer

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

In a summer with not so great films, features columnist Kristen Page-Kirby with The Washington Post's Express says the standouts have all been movies for kids.

Counting The Cost Of Medical Advances In 'Patient H.M.'

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 9:00am

Luke Dittrich's new book is part pop science book, part medical ethics essay and part family history: His grandfather was the surgeon who originally cut into the brain of the celebrated Patient H.M.

YA Author Wisdom: Sandra Cisneros

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 7:32am

Sandra Cisneros is the author of "The House on Mango Street." For our series, "Next Chapter," she talks about how important it was for her as a Mexican-American woman to move into her first apartment.

Culinary Superstars Take Their Top-Rated Spanish Restaurant On The Road

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 7:32am

The Roca brothers are taking on a huge logistical challenge this summer: They're recreating their cuisine in five cities, including London, San Francisco, Phoenix, Hong Kong and Santiago, Chile.

China Miéville Goes To War In 'New Paris.' Very, Very Weird War

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 6:00am

Miéville's new novel is set in 1941 Paris, as occultists and philosophers attempt to fight the Nazi invaders with a surrealism bomb that accidentally unleashes hellish dreams onto the Paris streets.

'Star Wars' Actor Kenny Baker, Who Played R2-D2, Has Died

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 2:08pm

Best known for playing R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, a role where he was unseen, the actor was found Saturday morning by his nephew.

Not My Job: Katie Couric Gets Quizzed On Bad Interns

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 10:12am

Couric's impressive career in journalism started at a local radio station where she was hired as an intern by our very own Judge and Scorekeeper Emeritus Carl Kasell.

YA Author Wisdom: John Corey Whaley Talks Time Before He Came Out As Gay

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 7:54am

John Corey Whaley is the author of the YA novels "Noggin" and "Highly Illogical Behavior. For our series "Next Chapter," he tells us about how he struggled with feeling isolated at college.

It's Electric: Novel Re-Creates Charged Rivalry Between Edison And Westinghouse

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 7:54am

In the 1880s, Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse battled over control of America's nascent electrical system. Graham Moore tells their story in The Last Days of Night.

In 'Harmony,' Women Are Mysteries, Men Are Open Books

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 6:00am

Carolyn Parkhurst's new novel is told entirely from female perspectives; a mother and two troubled daughters. But the book really revolves around what's going on in the head of one man.

An Alabama Booksmith Picks 3 Books To Read This Summer

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

Jake Reiss, owner of Alabama Booksmith in Homewood, Ala., recommends James McBride's Kill 'Em and Leave, Don Keith's Mattie C.'s Boy and Joshua Hammer's The Bad-Ass Librarians Of Timbuktu.

'Reigning Men' Traces 300 Years Of Men's Fashion At LACMA

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

"Reigning Men" is the name of an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that traces 300 years of men's fashions — from the trousers that became a defining symbol of the French Revolution to the latest from Savile Row.




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