August 26, 2012
Rachel Renee Russell is the bestselling author of the "Dork Diaries" series, which will continue in October with book No. 5, "Tales From a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All. " We asked the lawyer-turned-writer what she's been reading. Her answer: "Merits of Mischief Book One: The Bad Apple," by T.R. Burns. Here's Russell's review: "Quiet and shy Seamus Hinkle is a normal 12-year-old just trying to survive middle school - until the unfortunate apple incident with his substitute teacher in the lunchroom.
December 3, 2000
Editor's Note: This year, the Los Angeles Times considered more than 1,200 books. Of these, our contributors reserved their highest praise for 106 novels and short story collections, 26 children's books and 113 works of nonfiction. Their original reviews have been edited and condensed for reasons of space. ACTS OF MUTINY By Derek Beaven Picador USA: 280 pp., $24 Derek Beaven's debut novel, "Newton's Niece," won a Commonwealth Prize when it was published in Britain in 1994.
September 18, 2002 |
A judge dismissed manslaughter charges Tuesday against a man accused of causing his 20-month-old granddaughter's death by leaving her in a hot car for nearly eight hours while he went to work. Municipal Judge Seamus P. McCaffery said he didn't believe that Calvin Howell, 54, knew Sasha Fogle was still in the car, and said the girl's death was an accident rather than a case of gross negligence.
January 17, 1999
The Pacific at your door was wilder and colder than my notion of the Pacific and that was perfect, for I would have rotted beside the luke-warm ocean I imagined. Yet no way was its cold ascetic as our monk-fished, snowed-into Atlantic; no beehive hut for you on the abstract sands of Malibu -- it was early Mondrian and his dunes misting towards the ideal forms though the wind and sea neighed loud as wind and sea noise amplified.
August 22, 1985 |
The Irish Republican Army said Wednesday that it was responsible for the murder of a wealthy building contractor who it accused of building barracks and police posts for British security forces. Seamus McEvoy, 46, a building contractor, was found dead Tuesday in his Dublin, Ireland, home with two bullet wounds in the back.
May 10, 2003 |
Seamus Heaney, an Irish poet who received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1995, has won the Truman Capote Award for literary criticism. Heaney, author of such poetry collections as "Death of a Naturalist" and "Door Into the Dark," will receive $50,000 for the anthology "Finders Keepers: Selected Prose 1971-2001." The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, which administers the prize on behalf of Capote's literary estate, announced the award Friday.
September 12, 1990
The Lannan Foundation announced six recipients of its second Lannan Literary Awards in fiction, nonfiction and poetry on Tuesday. The $35,000 international awards recognize "writing that is critical and questioning and calls attention to essential humanistic values in imaginative and skillful ways," said Meghan Ferrill, director of the Los Angeles-based foundation's literary programs.
April 11, 1987 |
Goalkeeper Seamus McDonagh recorded his first career shutout, and Barry Wallace scored two goals Friday night to power the Wichita Wings to an 8-0 Major Indoor Soccer League victory over the Los Angeles Lazers. Lazer goalkeeper David Brcic, who had allowed just five goals in the previous three games, was pulled late in the third quarter, trailing, 5-0. Wichita, which has clinched a playoff berth, improved to 23-21. The Lazers fell to 13-31.
July 13, 1994 |
He's no bandwagon jumper, honest, but Seamus Malin, analyst for ABC and ESPN on World Cup telecasts, says he predicted Romania and Bulgaria would do well in the tournament. Perhaps not quite as well as Bulgaria reaching the semifinals, but he expected good performances. "Now that the players are free to move to better circumstances--and make money--it affects their motivation. . . ," he said. "I thought they'd get to the quarterfinals, but the semis, that's a surprise.