| Apr 18, 2014
Sleep is so essential a human function that it constantly crops up in conversation, songs and idioms. "I'm So Tired," John Lennon crooned. "I'm dog-tired," the expression goes. In some way or another, it's always on our minds.
"No one should sleep on...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:15 AM
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Quinn Emmett is a Los Angeles-based actor and a screenwriter. But he has also, perhaps surprisingly, found himself as the editor and publisher of the Fog Horn, a new digital literary magazine. Publishing...
| Mar 7, 2014
There's not much to see on the northeast corner of Wabash and Superior in downtown Chicago these days. Just a fenced-in private parking lot threatening, UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED. But that sign should be replaced with a plaque, because 100 years...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:50 AM
It is not hard to know what American publisher, bookseller and editor Frederic Melcher had in mind when he proposed the creation of an annual award for the year's best children's book: "To encourage original creative work in the field of books for...
| May 30, 2014
What a difference three decades make. The first Printers Row book fair, in 1985, featured about 40 booksellers and attracted a reported 6,500 attendees to what once had been a somewhat dicey neighborhood. Considering the crowds in recent years, the 2014...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Ray Bradbury’s home of more than 50 years, where he did much of his writing, is on the market in Cheviot Hills at $1.495 million.
The traditional home, built in 1937, features vaulted ceilings, a brick fireplace in the living room, wainscoting and...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Do authors leave a trace of their genius behind in the places where they've written? How about if they lived in a home for more than a half a century? If so, writers take note: Ray Bradbury's Los Angeles home could be yours.
For $1.495 million. That's...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:28 AM
One of Los Angeles' greatest noir writers will be getting a permanent place in the sun: on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Raymond Chandler is one of 30 people who will get such stars in 2015.
Most of the stars on the Walk of Fame honor people we see on the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:05 AM
World Book Night U.S. is suspending operations, Publishers Weekly reports, after just three years.
The idea of World Book Night is to have volunteers give away free books all on a single day in April. In 2013, 27,500 American volunteers distributed half...
| Dec 16, 2013
The Lockes are struggling to cope with all the horrors they've faced, and as their haunting, heartbreaking story reaches its […]...
| Oct 25, 2013
Over the last two decades, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has become known as one of popular culture’s great visionaries. He’s […]...