February 15, 2013 |
Consumer sentiment rebounded solidly early in February after a disappointing showing the previous two months, according to a survey released Friday. The monthly Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index rose to 76.3, up from 73.8 in January. Quiz: How much do you know about looming federal budget cuts? The readings in December and January were weighed down by Americans' concerns about the potential drag from the so-called fiscal cliff, which federal lawmakers averted with a last-minute deal.
May 19, 2012
Pop-Hop Books and Print Where: 5002 York Blvd. When: grand opening: 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; storytime, 2:30 p.m.; readings, 6:30 p.m.
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July 3, 1991 |
When an earthquake hits, people turn to Caltech to answer the basic questions: How big was it? Where was the epicenter? How many aftershocks? But with the Sierra Madre Earthquake slamming into Pasadena on Friday, another question arises: What if The Big One hits Caltech? First of all, every building on the scientific institute's campus is reinforced to 1 1/2 times earthquake construction standards, said Bill Irwin, assistant director of the Caltech physical plant.
November 2, 2002 |
Edgar Allan Poe died more than 150 years ago, but as arguably the father of modern Goth, he never goes out of style. To celebrate that legacy, music producer Hal Willner assembled an eclectic array of talent including rock singer Lou Reed, actors Karen Black and Howard Hesseman, and comedian Will Ferrell for "Never Bet the Devil Your Head," his fifth annual tribute to Poe and his second at UCLA's Royce Hall.
November 9, 2003 |
Los Angeles is a city awash with words. Just look at this week's roster of literary readings: There's Russell Banks reading today at the Canal Club in Venice, Orson Scott Card on Tuesday at Vroman's in Pasadena, Mark Salzman on Friday at UCLA, and Leo Braudy on Saturday at Skylight Books in Los Feliz. And that's just a tiny fraction of the total number of literary happenings around town -- poetry slams, book groups, recitals from works in progress, screenplay seminars. Should we be alarmed?
May 23, 2001 |
It is a fine spring morning as Fred Dewey guides us in my red Honda to a Dumpster in front of the Santa Monica Courthouse from which he recently spirited 65 old seats on a journey to a new life. As a result, the small theater at the Beyond Baroque Literary Center, where Dewey is executive director, is finally doing comfortable justice to the writers who give and audiences who hear readings there each year.
March 7, 2010 |
A cat peeing in an author's bag? A writer waking up to discover that a complete stranger hasd left him four jars of delicious homemade preserves? Such things are not traditionally part of book promotion. But they happened to Bill Cotter and Annie La Ganga, an Austin, Texas-based couple who celebrated the simultaneous release of their debut books this fall by jumping in their car for an 8,500-mile, 27-day, do-it-yourself tour. They didn't have much choice. As the business of publishing changes, book tours increasingly look like bad risks.