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  • 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...
  • Festival of Books: What's the secret to making a crime novel work?

    Festival of Books: What's the secret to making a crime novel work?
    To write a good mystery novel, you've got to have a strong sense of place. Otherwise, said novelist Steph Cha, it's just a plot. At a crime fiction panel at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday, writers Daniel Pyne ("Fifty Mice"), Naomi...
  • Festival of Books: YA authors' love of 'firsts'

    Festival of Books: YA authors' love of 'firsts'
    Think all young adult novels are all about the same thing? Authors Sarah Dessen, Meg Wolitzer, Robyn Schneider, Emery Lord and Amy Spalding disagree. "High school was never about any one thing so I never want my books to be about any one thing," Dessen ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mathical prize honors 4 children's books for math themes

    Math-related children's books are being awarded a new literature prize as the National Math Festival begins. The Children's Book Council and Berkeley, California-based Mathematical Sciences Research Institute are awarding the Mathical: Books for Kids...
  • 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 […]...
  • Paul Almond, creator of "Seven Up!" documentary, dies at 83

    Paul Almond, a Canadian-born filmmaker whose landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" inspired an extended look at British children's unfolding lives, has died. Almond was 83. Almond died of complications from heart disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...