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January 1, 1987
What do Jack Clark, Ralph Sampson and my ex-girlfriend all have in common? They have all broken my heart at one time or another. RICK A. HENDERSON West Covina Editor's note: These letters represent many of the best received by The Times in 1986
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February 13, 2011
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, CALIF. Wine Around When, where: Monday and Tuesday, Bridlewood Estate Winery, Fess Parker Winery, Foley Winery Highlights : A last-minute Valentine's celebration features a winery tour and tasting. Cost: $125, including wine tastings (with hors d'oeuvres) and transportation Info: (800) 742-2843, http://www.santaynezvalleyvisit.com/winearound SAN FRANCISCO Noise Pop Festival When, where: Feb. 22-27, multiple venues Highlights: The weeklong celebration of indie music and culture also includes a film festival, art shows and an educational day. Cost: Some shows are free, others require tickets and prices vary, though a comprehensive ticket costs $160.
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OPINION
July 22, 2008
As former editors of the Los Angeles Times Book Review (1975 through 2005), we are dismayed and troubled at the decision by Sam Zell and his managers to cease publishing the paper's Sunday Book Review. This step signals the end of an era begun 33 years ago when Otis Chandler, then the paper's publisher, announced the debut of the weekly section. Since then, the growth of the Los Angeles metropolitan region and the avidity of its numerous readers and writers has been palpable. For example, every year since its founding in 1996, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has attracted upward of 140,000 people to the UCLA campus from all walks of life throughout Southern California.
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April 15, 2005 | David L. Ulin, Special to The Times
Frank Conroy, who died April 6 of colon cancer at 69, was many things to many people. For me, his legacy resolves neatly to a single point of light: his memoir "Stop-Time," published in 1967, when he was just 31. To call "Stop-Time" an inspiration is to understate its influence; quite simply, it was the first book I ever encountered to suggest that nonfiction could be literature, that the essay, the memoir, the meditation might represent an act of creativity as profound as any novel or poem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2004 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
The self-described Las Vegas card-counter who calls himself Barfarkel was sitting in the shade at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Sunday, munching on a sandwich as he waited for novelist Elmore Leonard to take the stage for a conversation about his craft. Barfarkel -- who for obvious reasons refused to give his real name -- said he admired Leonard's work.
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November 26, 2001 | CONNIE LAUERMAN, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
When author Jonathan Franzen balked at being one of talk show host Oprah Winfrey's book club picks last month, it raised some hackles and some questions: What's so bad about being read by thousands of women? And if being on Oprah's list makes a book a "woman's book," just what does that mean?
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February 6, 2000 | PATRICE GAINES, WASHINGTON POST
On board Carnival Cruise Lines' Fantasy, during the first "Black Literary Authors Cruise Konnection" last September, lovers of literature shared suntan lotion and stories--and a rare opportunity to spend a few days together with nothing to do but relax and talk books. Pam Harrison of Charlotte, N.C., an Internet professional and voracious reader and collector of books by black authors, decided to organize the literary-themed cruise after being angered when a bookstore clerk didn't know who J.
SPORTS
January 1, 1987
Congrats to the Rams for a great '85 season playing 10-man football. Let's try it with a quarterback next season. DON YULE Beverly Hills Editor's note: These letters represent many of the best received by The Times in 1986
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