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  • New in paperbacks: Elizabeth Kolbert's 'Sixth Extinction,' others

    New in paperbacks: Elizabeth Kolbert's 'Sixth Extinction,' others
    The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador, 319 pages, $16 Kolbert explores scientific research suggesting the earth is experiencing a great extinction, potentially the most devastating since the extinction of dinosaurs. Unlike the previous five...
  • Exclusive: Kate Beaton to follow ‘Hark! A Vagrant’ with ‘Step Aside, Pops’

     
    Cartoonist Kate Beaton, the author of 2011's acclaimed “Hark! A Vagrant” and the wildly popular webcomic on which it is […]...
  • Book Review: 'The Last American Vampire' takes a bite out of history

    Book Review: 'The Last American Vampire' takes a bite out of history
    Don’t let the book’s title fool you: We haven’t heard the last of vampires. In “The Last American Vampire,” author Seth Grahame-Smith expands his world of the undead. Its predecessor, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,...
  • Christopher Noxon on being a 'domestic first responder' and 'Plus One'

    Christopher Noxon on being a 'domestic first responder' and 'Plus One'
    L.A. writer Christopher Noxon bears more than a passing resemblance to the protagonist of his first novel, "Plus One" (Prospect Park: 288 pp., $24.95). Both Noxon and his fictional counterpart, Alex Sherman-Zicklin, have beards and wear glasses. Both...
  • Performances opening 2015 take audiences from Paris to 'Oz'

    Performances opening 2015 take audiences from Paris to 'Oz'
    Theater groups schedule and plan productions months, sometimes years, in advance of opening night. And so, with the tragic events this past week in France, it is a fitting coincidence that two local groups raise the curtain on 2015 with shows that pay...
  • Miranda July sheds her pixie image with novel 'The First Bad Man'

    Miranda July sheds her pixie image with novel 'The First Bad Man'
    Miranda July — filmmaker, performance artist and now novelist — is ready to leave the old Miranda July behind. You know the one: The curly haired gamin, her impossibly blue eyes swirling with ideas. The irrepressible creative blowing cinematic...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' director Sam Taylor-Johnson finds R-rated sweet spot

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' director Sam Taylor-Johnson finds R-rated sweet spot
    Sam Taylor-Johnson had been working in secrecy for months when she finally got an opportunity to play footage of her new film for a fresh-eyed viewer — BeyoncĂ©. The London-born director is making one of the most anticipated movies of 2015, an...
  • Image Expo: Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Snyder, Skottie Young reveal titles

     
    Brian K. Vaughan showed at Image Expo on Thursday that he’d meant it when he said comics are a “vastly […]...
  • Local authors have books optioned, adapted for film

    Heather Hildenbrand, Virginia Beach author of more than eight young adult science fiction romance novels, recently announced that "Imitation," the first book in her Clone Chronicles series, has been optioned by broadcast network NBC for television...
  • The Valley Line: Sharing the story of a longtime Italian tradition

    The Valley Line: Sharing the story of a longtime Italian tradition
    The last tree ornament has been carefully wrapped and put away for another year. The magic of Christmas has disappeared from my living room and it always makes me feel a little sad. My living room looks so bland and unadorned — no sparkle anywhere....
  • Al Martinez dies at 85; Times columnist chronicled Southern California life

    Al Martinez dies at 85; Times columnist chronicled Southern California life
    "It's the people I've written about who march through my memory like an army of shadows," Al Martinez wrote in 2009 in his final column for the Los Angeles Times. "They all mattered to me, the clowns and the victims, those who gave and those who took...."...