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  • Friends of the Libraries: The 'Wild Things' live on

    It is always nice to see some old books — which I read to my now long-grown-up children — in a recommended list of children's reading for this summer. "There Is an Alligator Under My Bed" by Mercer Mayer and "Where the Wild Things Are" by...
  • Apodaca: Time to rethink the role of testing?

    When I was a senior in high school, I had an English teacher who had a profound effect on my life. To be honest, at first I thought she was a little weird because she was, well, old. But before long I began devouring the assigned readings —...
  • Reel Critics: Second 'Sin City' as striking as the first

    Frank Miller's "Sin City" in 2005 transferred the cutting-edge art of his graphic novels to the big screen with stunning results. The striking film noir story took on new depth and wonder with his spectacular visual effects. Gangsters, hot dames and...
  • Check It Out: Turning a page on the New Jersey Turnpike

    "They've all come to look for America." —Paul Simon, "America" The cross-country road trip has long been celebrated in literature, film, song and even a television series. It ranks with baseball and apple pie as a quintessential American...
  • Picking Sondheim over swabs

    Picking Sondheim over swabs
    Bernadette Peters' skills lie in hygiene — or so an aptitude test indicated when she was 16. What could she have done with that? she mused. Become a nurse? A dental hygienist, perhaps? But theater lovers everywhere owe Peters' mother a debt of...
  • The Latest: 'Naughty' but nice; the man named Segerstrom

    The Latest: 'Naughty' but nice; the man named Segerstrom
    Naughty Newport By Judge Robert Gardner Newport Beach Historical Society Press; 181 pages To place Judge Robert Gardner's book "Naughty Newport" in context, we can start by looking up "naughty" in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. That online source...
  • City Lights: What draws in kids? Fun, engaging fantasy

    City Lights: What draws in kids? Fun, engaging fantasy
    When I was a graduate student in creative writing, my classmates hewed mostly to predictable topics: dating, family bonds, drinking and clubbing. One day, though, a robust gentleman surprised us by handing out 20 stapled copies of a story he had written...
  • Check It Out: The audacity of reading about hope

    Hope inspires us to keep on plugging away and is more than just a wish that something will suddenly change. It is an expectation that things will work out for the best. Hope motivates us to seek active solutions to problems and make positive changes...
  • Write, one sentence at a time

    Write, one sentence at a time
    For 75 minutes Wednesday night, a room in the Newport Beach Public Library became author Zadie Smith's classroom. She read her essay "Why Write?" — originally composed for her students — to a crowd of 200 gathered for the ticketed event...
  • Teresa Patterson

    Teresa Patterson March 31, 1917 - June 14, 2013 Teresa Patterson of Costa Mesa passed away peacefully at her home of fifty-eight years on Friday, June 14th.  She was born to William and Soledad Ortiz Paredes on Camulos Ranch, a Mexican land grant near...
  • Friends of the Libraries: The benefits of good literature

    Though many in this digital age maintain that print is headed toward extinction, a Dec. 15 article in the Los Angeles Times says this may not be so. It seems that a number of online-only publications have begun to reconsider print — at least for...
  • Check It Out: Books provide comfort for YA readers

    Three recently published young adult novels tell stories of teenagers in crisis and their struggle with mental illness: "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock" by Matthew Quick, "Reality Boy" by A.S. King and "Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets" by Evan Roskos....