| May 11, 2010
Frank Frazetta, the fantasy painter and illustrator whose images of sinewy warriors and lush vixens graced paperback novels, album covers and comic books for decades and became something close to the contemporary visual definition of the sword-and-sorcery...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 7:48 AM
Young women may be flocking to the “Twilight” books and films, but the publishing world's gain is feminism's loss. The series offers bland, inert role models for young women. The gals of "Twilight" mainly sit around and sigh, waiting for the...
| Nov 14, 2010
For a man preoccupied with all things Tolkien, his name appeared invented: Glen Howard GoodKnight II. But it was authentic, down to the unexpected capital "K" that stands sentry like a castle in Middle-earth.
In 1967, he was a history major at Cal...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 10:05 PM
If there's anything negative about the Orange County Performing Arts Center's current attraction, "Beauty and the Beast," it's that this marvelous musical fantasy will be history after Sunday.
Any touring production so dynamically staged and so fully...
| Dec 8, 2010
OK, so apart from those genuinely saintly souls sent by Providence as examples to the rest of us, is there anyone with a pulse in this country who wouldn't like to see Osama bin Laden dead? Should he yet fall into our hands, even this writer — an...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 1:31 PM
More panels and screenings of our television shows movies fill Saturday's Comic-Con schedule, including the Simpsons, Fringe, Supernatural, the Vampire Diaries and the others.
Here is a list of the highlighted events.
11:00am - 11:45am Family Guy -...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 9:55 PM
Behind Brian Jacques' hugely popular "Redwall" series of children's fantasy novels was milk, tea and a bit of serendipity.
As a milk deliveryman in his 40s in Liverpool, England, he was invited in for tea at one of his stops, the Royal Wavertree School...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere,” will be the 20th book for the Chicago Public Library’s ongoing One Book, One Chicago program, Mayor Richard M. Daley announced this morning at the Harold Washington Library.
| Mar 19, 2011
| 4:38 PM
It's the stuff of broomsticks and gillyweed, horcrux and half-bloods.
It's been a craze of seemingly supernatural proportions.
The series of seven fantasy novels has sold more than 400 million copies, and it is the highest grossing film series of all...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 2:56 PM
"Sucker Punch" is one of those movies that likes to think of itself as "challenging" when it is really just needlessly complicated and unfairly confusing.
It is heavily implied that most of the film is a delusion for the main character as she tries to...
| Apr 3, 2011
The Love of My Youth
Pantheon: 308 pp., $25.95
How many of us at middle age yearn for the opportunity to reencounter a long-lost love? We show up at school reunions, searching for the ghost of romance past. Or perhaps we settle for...