Aug 1, 2014 — Also: Hilton Als on Flannery O'Connor; Stephen Burt on poetry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apr 5, 2012 — No word yet on whether memorizing The Cat in the Hat will now become a requirement for medical school admission.
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.