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  • Letters to the editor: An L.A. light-rail, mourner’s Kaddish and encyclopedias

    October 14, 2014 | 9:57 am

    Marvelous Metropolis

    If Rob Eshman is “happy to see light-rail lines rising on the Westside,” he ought to be ecstatic about the light-rail line projected now for the 405 Corridor from Sylmar in the north San Fernando Valley to LAX (“Builders and Shakers,” Oct. 10). Both...

  • E-n-c-y-c-l-o-p-æ-d-i-a

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 6, 2014 | 8:45 am

    I wonder how Jiminy Cricket would have handled the æ.

    Half of the articles in the Encylopædia Britannica are now available on its website for free.  They used to be behind a $70-a-year pay wall, but, as the Chicago Tribune recently reported, the “246-year-old privately held...

  • Why the Death of the Britannica Print Edition Doesn’t Matter

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    March 14, 2012 | 10:18 am

    The Encyclopedia Britannica is going out of print after 244 years.  Only 4,000 copies of the last print edition remain in the warehouse — thirty-two volumes that weigh 129 pounds —and you can have a set for $1395.  Once the inventory is gone, you will have to go to the Web to use...

  • New ‘Encyclopedia Judaica’ goes from Aachen to Zyrardow

    By Peter Ephross

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The editors of the new edition of the "Encyclopaedia Judaica" confronted a whole new world.

    In the more than 30 years since the first edition was published, Jewish life has been revitalized in the former communist world, Las Vegas and Atlanta

    Volumes of Work

    Key facts about the...

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