| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Odette Annable of 'Breaking In' on Fox
Q: "Breaking In" has been revived a couple of times when it seemed it was over. How has that been on you?
A: I loved it so much ... but how are you going to bank on something coming back from the dead? Then, as...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens doesn't shy away from killing people in FX's "Justified," but does it ever bother him?
"The answer is I have no idea," Timothy Olyphant, who plays Raylan, told me during a conference call Friday. "I just know that he...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:59 AM
"Death of Kings" by Bernard Cornwell, Harper, 315 pages, $27.99.
This novel begins where "The Burning Land" ended. It is the 9th century and Alfred the Great is dying. His son Edward is to succeed him, but there are other claimants. The kingdom is on the...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:31 PM
"Justified" creator Graham Yost was in a terrible pickle when it came time to work on Season 3 of his critically acclaimed series: What do you do when you've killed off one the greatest baddies ever?
You find not one, but two major villains to trouble...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 10:13 AM
Plan your week with our guide to everything going on through 1/22.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
A Dangerous Method
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Alcatraz (series premiere; 8 p.m.; Fox)
| May 25, 2008
Americans are often unaware of major cultural trends developing just slightly off the beaten path. Take the Scandinavian Whodunit Boom. A month ago, Karin Fossum's novel, "The Indian Bride," won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery. Fossum, a...
| Sep 3, 2009
Dick Berg, a longtime television and motion picture writer and producer, died Tuesday from a fall at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87.
A pioneer of the made-for-television movie format that revolutionized network programming in the 1970s, Berg helped...
| Oct 14, 2009
Stuart M. Kaminsky, a writer of impressive range who created four distinctive detectives for series set in Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida and Moscow, has died. He was 75.
Kaminsky, who joined the elite of his craft in 2006 when the Mystery Writers of...
| Apr 13, 2008
In 1988, Princeton University accepted an orphan with an eye-catching résumé. Seventeen-year-old Alexi Santana hadn't been to school but had picked up his education while working in Utah as a cattle herder, a construction worker and a racehorse exerciser....
| Jul 6, 2008
The serial novel conjures up images of a bygone century, of a time when Charles Dickens made his name by teasing out the life and death of Little Nell in monthly installments. But one need only look to the flurry of posts on Jacket Copy last month...
| Nov 11, 2007
Careers have arcs. Writers develop and change, as evidenced by "I Explain a Few Things: Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 360 pp., $16), a new bilingual anthology of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" (Vintage:...