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  • Planets may not be aligned for Disney's 'John Carter'

    Planets may not be aligned for Disney's 'John Carter'
    When Walt Disney Co.'s "John Carter" opens in theaters this weekend, the science-fiction adventure may encounter obstacles as formidable as its hero faces on Mars. The film brings to the big screen a century-old fantasy tale, from Tarzan creator Edgar...
  • A look back at the very first Comic-Con

    A look back at the very first Comic-Con
    SAN DIEGO -- When reporter Andrew Makarushka covered a small gathering of comic and science fiction enthusiasts in 1970 for the San Diego Union, he never imagined Comic-Con would turn into the mega-convention that it has now become.  “This idea...
  • The ABCs of summer reading

    The ABCs  of summer reading
    Henry James once opined that the two most beautiful words in the English language are "summer afternoon." I would like to edit James — alas, who wouldn't? — and bestow the most felicitous phrase award upon the words "summer reading." They...
  • Czech musical translates well

    Czech musical translates well
    Theatrical producer, writer and director Steve Josephson spent the last year shuttling between Prague and Laguna Beach, getting to know Czech movie- and theater-maker Mirjam Landa. The two met at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, where...
  • The Readers Drink and Digest Book Club

    The Readers Drink and Digest Book Club
    Founded in 2001, our club meets monthly. We pick titles by theme and try to bring food and drink to match the book's content. Some of our favorite combinations were graveyard cake and blood punch for Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and...
  • The Siren's Call: Step right up!

    The Siren's Call: Step right up!
    The novel "The Night Circus" (Doubleday: 387 pp., $26.95) is receiving a good deal of attention, and it's rightly deserved — even though some comparisons of Erin Morgenstern's fable to other popular books seem sky-high and unfair (to her). Does...
  • 'Terra Nova' premiere: Disaster in the making

    'Terra Nova' premiere: Disaster in the making
    Subtlety isn’t a strength of the new FOX show “Terra Nova.” With all the mystery and none of the finesse of “Lost,” and all the dinosaurs and none of the excitement of “Jurassic Park,” the show has all the makings...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Observing Banned Books Week

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Since this week is Banned Books Week, and since one of my colleagues over at Glendale High School is fighting for Truman Capote’s "In Cold Blood" to be approved as a book to teach to advanced 11th grade English students,...
  • Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West

    Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West
    Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93. For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...
  • Putting surf pulp on paper

    Putting surf pulp on paper
    It all started with a story. For the last 13 years, Craig Lockwood, the 73-year-old former editor of Surfing and Surfer magazines, has been toiling over a detective story he wrote based on a down-on-his-luck private eye who works out of a Santa Monica...
  • Burbank residents put their 'thank yous' out there

    Burbank residents put their 'thank yous' out there
    Burbank residents did more than count their blessings Saturday – they put them on display. Inspired by Burbank author Todd Jensen’s book “On Gratitude,” community members and city staff unfurled an enormous list of things they...