Alana Levinson

Alana Levinson appears in the following:

'Snow Hunters': A Beautiful Debut Novel Grounded In History

Thursday, August 15, 2013

On the second page of his debut novel Snow Hunters, Paul Yoon vividly depicts the last moments before his protagonist Yohan is liberated from a prisoner of war camp on the Korean peninsula, "where there was always a wind that carried the smell of soil and sickness" from the animals ...


'Bachelorette' Bracketology: Like Sports, With More Crying

Monday, August 05, 2013

Peter Greczner was not a fan of The Bachelor franchise, which closes its season Monday night, until he started watching with his girlfriend about a year and a half ago. When one of her friends suggested they fill out brackets, as they would for college basketball, he threw himself into ...


Polls Show Wide Racial Gap On Trayvon Martin Case

Monday, July 22, 2013

Two polls released Monday revealed a dramatic racial gap in public opinion surrounding the Trayvon Martin case, with notable disparities on issues ranging from reaction to the verdict to the need for a national discussion on race.

According to a Pew Research Center poll, 86 percent of African-Americans expressed ...


San Diego Mayor Faces More Calls To Resign

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

San Diego voters knew that Bob Filner could act like a jerk on occasion. But in 2012, they elected him mayor anyway.

Now, though, Filner's behavior may have crossed a threshold that few politicians can recover from.

The Democrat is facing numerous accusations of sexual harassment, and growing ...


How To Make A Congressman Sweat

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In January, most members of Congress were catching their breath after a long campaign. Not California Rep. Mike Honda.

Just two months after winning a landslide re-election victory, the veteran Democrat was already busy campaigning for 2014. By the end of February, he had a campaign team in place. And ...