| Mar 12, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Among the zaniest contestants we met at the Top 12 party? Siobhan Magnus, whose self-styled look featured an assortment of symbols and embellishments, each with a deeply personal meaning. We had the 19-year-old Cape Cod native break it down for us. The...
| Apr 7, 2010
| 4:33 PM
This a good time to judge Tony DiTerlizzi's book by its cover: The award-winning illustrator and author says his new young-reader novel, "The Search for WondLa," is the most representative of his own personal style in its art, story and......
| Jan 2, 2010
Inside the dimly lighted splendor of the 3-month-old West Hollywood nightclub Voyeur, the chairs look like traditional Victorian antiques. Venture closer, however, and they offer a titillating surprise. One wing chair seems to be encased in a lace-paneled...
| Jul 8, 2010
An agreeable jumble, the animated feature "Despicable Me" sells its 3-D in ways you wouldn't call sophisticated or witty. But you certainly notice it. Front car in a roller coaster, up, up, up, then down, down, down — aaaaahhhhAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!...
| Sep 19, 2010
In "Knuffle Bunny" and "Knuffle Bunny, Too," readers fell in love with the highly expressive Trixie in her pre-verbal and preschool states. Along with her, we experience the drama of (temporarily) losing her beloved stuffed Knuffle Bunny, and we strain...
| Oct 28, 2011
Looking for something fun to do for Halloween. Well, we've got an array of activities for you. Eddie Miller from Holiday Events shared his picks of Halloween happenings in our area. Take a look at a few of these below.
Hudson Terrace Halloween...
| Oct 30, 2011
Florence Parry Heide, a prolific children's book author best known for her droll illustrated picture book "The Shrinking of Treehorn" and her ability to convey in her writing what it is like to be a child, has died. She was 92.
Heide died in her sleep...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 7:53 AM
"The Lost Memory of Skin" (Ecco) by Russell Banks. Coming Tuesday. Banks, one of our finest and most adventurous novelists, is not afraid to tackle big, tough topics that persistently bedevil the human species, and with his 17th book, he has...
| Oct 26, 2009
| 4:34 PM
The fathers of post-punk alt-cabaret, the gloriously obscene Tiger Lillies, are headed again to UCLA's Royce Hall ready to inflict more of their signature macabre entertainment on unsuspecting audiences. Appropriately, the terror-inducing Grammy-nominated...
| Dec 28, 2008
Earlier this year, with a like-minded bibliophile, I started yet another blog. The blog, called Invisible Library, would list books by fictional authors -- that is, titles that don't exist outside the pages of fiction.
Up went the novels by the titular...
| Oct 19, 2008
Alphabet books are a secret passion among book lovers. The sheer number of ABC books published demonstrates that they hold a special place in the world of children's books. Entering the term on Amazon.com delivers 13,089 results (and that was a few days...