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September 14, 2010 | David Lazarus
It may be cheaper to travel by bus instead of flying, but watch out for sneaky fees — especially if you're buying a ticket for someone else. Paul Kleibrink was hoping to save some money when he went online to buy a ticket from Greyhound Lines Inc., the country's largest intercity bus operator. His grandson's girlfriend needed to return home to Oregon, and Kleibrink, 81, had agreed to spring for the cost. "I guess I'm a soft touch," the Santa Cruz resident told me. A one-way ticket on Southwest Airlines would have cost about $160.
May 24, 2010
'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest' A Novel Stieg Larsson Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland Alfred A. Knopf: 570 pp., $27.95
April 18, 2010
Fiction 1. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson ($15.95) 2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 3. Little Bee by Chris Cleave ($14) 4. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15) 5. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese ($15.95) 6. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick ($14.95) 7. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks ($7.99) 8. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15)
May 10, 2011 | By Susan James, Special to the Los Angeles Times
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Love ABBA? You're in luck. On July 1, the Stockholm City Museum will start a walking tour in English focused on the world of the Swedish supergroup that spawned hits such as "Fernando," "Dancing Queen," and "Take a Chance on Me," plus the popular "Mamma Mia!" musical and movie. The ABBA City Walk visits places where the group lived, worked, and performed as well as locales used in their videos.
December 25, 2011 | By Molly Selvin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Geraldine James' face — those high cheekbones, sky-blue eyes and, what one London theater critic called her "Titian locks" — might look vaguely familiar. James is 61 now but still recognizable as Sarah Layton, the pivot point and conscience of "The Jewel in the Crown. " The 14-part "Masterpiece Theater" drama on the last days of British rule in India drew wide acclaim and a huge U.S. audience when it aired in 1984, thrusting the then-thirtysomething actress to the top rank of her profession.
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