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  • Not your standard mystery novel: 'City of Brick and Shadow'

    It figures. Tim Wirkus sits in a restaurant by UC Irvine talking about his book "City of Brick and Shadow," a novel about the elusive quest to nail down the truth, and his responses stymie a reporter's facile attempts to connect art to life.
  • Friends of the Libraries: Want to honor that special teacher?

    If you have a favorite teacher, one who is currently teaching in a public or private primary, middle or high school in Costa Mesa, you can nominate that person for an award. The Costa Mesa Library Foundation, in cooperation with the Costa Mesa Chamber...

    The Latest: Girls and other mysteries

    'City of Brick and Shadow' Tim Wirkus Tyrus Books; 282 pages Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in 1975, and most of us, I think, accept that the mob did him in. Amelia Earhart lost radio contact somewhere in the Pacific, and we've narrowed her fate down to...

    A Word, Please: A guide on how to write names of holidays

    The new year, that is, New Year's, is upon us. Soon after will come Presidents Day, also known as Presidents' Day, then Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Veterans Day, Xmas and a bunch of other holidays no one knows how to write. Partly because so many...

    A Word, Please: A holiday gift list for mindful language lovers

    If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're a language lover. And if you're a language lover, there's a good chance your holiday gift list includes some birds of a feather — fellow language lovers who'd be delighted to get the perfect...