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Aug 1, 2014 — Also: Hilton Als on Flannery O'Connor; Stephen Burt on poetry.
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Feb 20, 2014 — Also: Finalists for the L.A. Times Book Prizes are announced; Dr. Seuss's hat collection is going on tour; poet Liu Xia hospitalized in China.
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Feb 19, 2014 — Dr. Seuss's private hat collection is on public display for the first time in history. The exhibit also marks the 75th anniversary of his book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.
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Dec 16, 2013 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, a holiday treat. We re-create the sandwich referenced in "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch": sauerkraut, toadstools, and (substitute) arsenic sauce.
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Sep 26, 2013 — Sen. Ted Cruz isn't the first politician to lean on the classic children's story to advance his cause. Governors, lieutenant governors and even the president have held public readings.
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Aug 22, 2013 — Oh, the place he went. It seems that The Lorax statue taken from the family's property in La Jolla, Calif., last year was left in some think bushes in a nearby canyon. A tip to police led to his recovery.
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Feb 4, 2013 — Also: Jared Diamond gets into trouble with an indigenous rights group; NFL players re-imagined as Dickens characters; a new theory about the Lockerbie bombing; and the best books of the week.
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Aug 20, 2012 — As a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II, Theodor Geisel created a booklet warning troops against the dangers of malaria and how to avoid contracting it.
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Apr 5, 2012 — No word yet on whether memorizing The Cat in the Hat will now become a requirement for medical school admission.
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Mar 28, 2012 — The bronze artwork, made by Theodore Geisel's daughter, has disappeared. The theft comes as a movie version of Dr. Seuss' story continues to draw fans to theaters.
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