| Jul 16, 2012
RIP Donald Sobol, author of the Encyclopedia Brown series....
| Mar 13, 2012
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to Korean parents, author Samuel Park, who now resides in the United States, enjoys dual citizenship. "I left Brazil at age 14 (for Los Angeles), so my Portuguese is pretty fluent, even though I don't have any Portuguese-speaking...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 2:38 PM
As the Trayvon Martin controversy splinters into a debate about self-defense, a central question remains: Who was heard crying for help on a 911 call in the moments before the teen was shot?
A leading expert in the field of forensic voice...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:00 AM
I would like to thank letter writer Charles Herr for exhibiting concern about the treatment of historic items within the community ("Laying bare hands on historic bible is an archival sin," April 4). Like him, I believe that the greatest care should be...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 8:43 PM
Have you ever participated in a book club group, or wished you could form a group? There are so many reasons to join a book club or to start your own.
It's an excellent way to enjoy books and challenge your mind. Participating in a book club encourages...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:02 PM
It has been 50 years since Ezra Jack Keats introduced the world to young Peter, the little hand-painted boy who awakens to a fresh snowfall and sets out on a joyful errand.
"He picked up a handful of snow — and another, and still another. He packed...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Matt DonnellyLos Angeles Times blogger
Robin Thicke caught a little heat in New York Cityon Thursday, as the R&B crooner was busted on suspicion of smoking and possessing marijuana.
Thicke, son of sitcom actor Alan Thicke and husband of knockout...
| Feb 26, 2012
Dmitri Nabokov, the only child of acclaimed novelist Vladimir Nabokov who helped protect and translate his father's work while pursuing careers as an opera singer and race car driver, has died. He was 77.
The younger Nabokov died Wednesday at a...
| Sep 4, 2011
On the third floor of a big, gray building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, silver-haired docent Julie Chelminski recently stepped up to the middle of a hushed room and faced 15 spellbound tourists.
"On the walls of this room there were 9,000 drawers,"...
| Sep 4, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO NEW YORK
From LAX, nonstop service to JFK New York is available on Virgin America, Delta, JetBlue, United and American, and connecting service (change of plane) is offered on Delta and US Airways. Restricted round-trip fares begin at...
| Sep 4, 2011
In my family, we've never recognized a distinction between happiness and the handling of books.
Books in libraries, books in shops. Books that take you places, and books you can steal from — like Norman Maclean's memoir, "A River Runs Through It,"...