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Historic Texas Alamo to undergo first renovation in a century | Reuters

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The Alamo, the highly recognizable monument to Texas independence, will have its first major renovation in a century in a project overseen by a Philadelphia firm, officials said on Thursday.<p>A woman walks past as men use a lift to repair and restore stonework along the curved …

U.S. Supreme Court

Speaking Out About Rape Is Scary. For Some Writers, Fiction Can Help.

On Lenny Letter, novelist Jessica Knoll revealed that, like her book’s protagonist, she was gang-raped.<p>“The first person to tell me I was gang-raped was a therapist, seven years after the fact,” novelist Jessica Knoll wrote in an essay for Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s newsletter, Lenny …

Feminism

10 authors named L.A. Times Critics at Large, will contribute to Books section

The Times has assembled a panel of distinguished and diverse writers who will regularly contribute to the Books section.<p>The 10 authors who make up the Los Angeles Times Cultural Critics At Large have published works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. They have won dozens of prizes. A majority have …

Books