Those 2 roads diverging in a yellow wood might be in England


Remember those 2 roads diverging in a yellow wood in Robert Frost's famous poem? They might just be in England

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Review: Ravishing harmonies, quirky style ruled Mullally-Hunt concert

Nancy And Beth, which released their first album in April, are the real deal.


For the second season of her ‘Queen Sugar,’ show creator Ava DuVernay sticks with hiring only women as directors

When Ava DuVernay began to think about the directors she wanted to work on “Queen Sugar,” the Louisiana-set series she created for OWN, she wasn’t interested in the usual suspects. “I wanted people with my...


In memoir, Roxane Gay illuminates struggles with eating and her body

“Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body” by Roxane Gay; Harper (320 pages, $25.99) ——— To be a large person in America is like being the condemned figure of Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony.”...


L.A.’s ‘untold’ story: Co-creator John Singleton dives into the city's history

For John Singleton, relief is not being part of the YouTube generation — or rather, not having to forge a career in the thick of it. “I don’t think I could ever have accomplished what I have if I started now,”...

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Rick's List - Unrestricted TV Viewing edition

Columnist settles in to watch stuff he wouldn't ordinarily see if his wife wasn't out of town

The gift of a grandchild

I was pretty sure I had lost my soul.

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Hospice volunteer's woeful tales wear her family down

DEAR ABBY: My mother has been a hospice volunteer for six months. I think that's great. The problem is, all she ever talks about anymore is the families and patients she helps. I'm tired of coming home from school or work and hearing about her...

Woman takes a hands-off approach to blind dates

DEAR ABBY: I'm a single 38-year-old woman. I haven't been in a relationship in more than 10 years because of school, work and kids. Lately, since I graduated, I have been on a string of blind dates. Men seem to want to hold my...

Family communication gap is sparked by dad's disapproval

DEAR ABBY: We are from the Middle East. My younger brother married an American woman and moved to Arizona, where her family lives. Because our dad didn't approve, my brother made the plans behind our back and told Dad in an...

Girlfriend deserves to know about man's abusive past

DEAR ABBY: My brother is in a long-term relationship. Throughout my teenage years, he raped me every chance he got. The emotional and physical abuse has left my life broken. Should I tell his girlfriend about it? I did confront...

Gal pals can't see positives in woman's open marriage

DEAR ABBY: I've been in an extramarital relationship for 10 years. My husband knows, and so do my close friends. I love this man dearly, but neither of us want it to be full-time. I have children at home and don't want to...

Friend finds gender fluidity a hard concept to swallow

DEAR ABBY: I have a longtime friend I see almost every day. She's an awesome friend. Her children are adults. One of them is gay; the other is a transgender male. I respect her for supporting her children, learning everything...

Parents debate whether teens are ready to stay home alone

DEAR ABBY: I've never written to you before, but I'm having a disagreement with my husband. We are taking our daughter out of state to drop her off at college in August. Our twin 15-year-old boys will be starting high school at...

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