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  • 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners Announced

      Literary Awards Are Highlight of The Times’ Annual Festival of Books            Tonight the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes honored the year’s best works in 10 categories at a gathering of literary luminaries hosted by Times Book Critic...
  • Bill on birth control stalls in Oregon Legislature

    A proposal that would allow women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription stalled Friday when a committee chair decided to convene a study group instead of moving the legislation forward. Republican Rep. Knute...
  • Novelist Michael Chabon pays homage to his Columbia roots

    Novelist Michael Chabon pays homage to his Columbia roots
    The author Michael Chabon grew up in the middle of that act of the imagination known as Columbia, Maryland. For a lot of reasons, he says, the years he spent beginning in 1969 living on the former site of tobacco fields midway between Baltimore and...
  • Author Michelangelo Signorile: Struggle for gay rights isn't over

     Author Michelangelo Signorile: Struggle for gay rights isn't over
    The gay rights movement is undoubtedly experiencing its most successful years: bans against same-sex marriage continue to fall; men and women have come out of the closet in business, entertainment and sports; and LGBT characters are mainstays on...
  • Wethersfield Author Asks 'What If' In Hartford Hospital Fire

    Wethersfield Author Asks 'What If' In Hartford Hospital Fire
    WETHERSFIELD — A Wethersfield author's latest historical fiction novel uses the events of the 1961 fatal fire at Hartford Hospital as the basis for a story of wrongdoing and conspiracy. The cause of the fire that ripped through the 9th floor of...
  • Home entertainment: 'Alone at Night' ranks as a true vampire original

    Home entertainment: 'Alone at Night' ranks as a true vampire original
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Kino Lorber, $24.95; Blu-ray, $34.95 A true original, writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour's bizarre and partly metaphorical vampire movie is set in a fictional Iranian town called Bad City, where criminals and...
  • The act of writing in the age of numbers

    1. The IBM technicians used a crane to lift the machine through the window of Len Deighton's Georgian mansion on the outskirts of London in 1968. The Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter, the IBM-MTST, weighed 200 pounds. Deighton used it to write “...
  • Entertaining 'Dead Lands' skips over Maori realities

    Entertaining 'Dead Lands' skips over Maori realities
    A fable about New Zealand's indigenous Maori people before the arrival of European settlers, "The Dead Lands" values entertainment over archaeology. The cowardly teenager Hongi (James Rolleston) barely escapes as a rival tribe seeks to settle a...
  • 'Futuro Beach' washes up as soft-core, soulless gay fiction

    'Futuro Beach' washes up as soft-core, soulless gay fiction
    "Futuro Beach" begins with a German tourist drowning by Brazil's Praia do Futuro. Lifeguard Donato (Wagner Moura) breaks the bad news to the deceased's travel companion, Konrad (Clemens Schick), and propositions him for an inopportune roadside hookup....
  • Throwback Thursday: Remembering ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 35 years later

     
    Welcome to the inaugural edition of Hero Complex’s new Throwback Thursday series. In this series, Hero Complex will guide you […]...
  • Satirical knives ready to carve up presidential candidates

    Satirical knives ready to carve up presidential candidates
    I was feeling pretty bad about the state of political satire on TV until I saw Kate McKinnon of "Saturday Night Live" mock Hillary Clinton last week on the eve of the former secretary of state's presidential announcement. Practicing her announcement...