| May 9, 2013
| 2:18 PM
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What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln.
Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The stock price in dystopian literature has had a banner last few weeks. As the daily revelations on the magnitude of government-sponsored surveillance in the United States have come to light — along with wall-to-wall media saturation of...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Just in time for the upcoming Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The Times' books staff has created an interactive map of Literary Los Angeles, a work in progress. We’ve gathered passages from more than two dozen books set in and around L.A., as...
| May 29, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The National Endowment for the Arts announced $1 million in grants for the Big Read projects taking place across the U.S. in 2013-14.
The Big Read was launched in 2005 to help create one-city-one-book-style projects; for each title on its list, it...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Iconic science-fiction author Ray Bradbury lived in Los Angeles for almost 80 years, but his books are heading back to his birthplace, Waukegan, Ill. His personal book collection will go the Waukegan Public Library.
Bradbury lived in Waukegan until he...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:13 PM
When it comes to "Fifty Shades of Grey," people in publishing tend to be of two minds: On the one hand, E.J. James' book is horribly written; on the other, it sold like crack-laced hotcakes. So it would make sense if there were some ambivalence this...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:41 AM
World Book Night is coming to the U.S. in 2013 with the imprimatur of James Patterson and Ann Patchett. The bestselling authors are serving as honorary chairs for the single-day book giveaway in which half a million books will be distributed for free....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Band in Heaven: West Palm Beach's Respectable Street will be the dance-worthy setting for the psychedelic-sounding fuzz rock of the Band in Heaven, who will perform their debut album, "Caught in a Summer Swell," during a release party Thursday night....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Tony Cliff's swashbuckling heroine Delilah Dirk finally has a graphic novel of her own. “Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant,” […]...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:34 PM
The Doctor will once again face off against some of his oldest enemies. The Cybermen are returning to “Doctor Who” ......
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:40 PM
TCM has released its classy “TCM Remembers” video that honors people who've died in the closing year. The tribute features writers (Ray Bradbury, Gore Vidal), singers (Andy Williams, Davy Jones, Whitney Houston), a comedian (Phyllis Diller), a...