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  • 'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn makes confident leap into screenwriting

    'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn makes confident leap into screenwriting
    Walking across Western Avenue on a muggy September afternoon, Gillian Flynn stepped through the rutted pavement of a construction zone and explained with patience and precision how she would murder me one day. Granted, I had asked. Say you needed to...
  • Report: Physical Violence Common Among Scientology Leaders

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The leader of the Church of Scientology struck his subordinates numerous times and set an example for physical violence among the tightly controlled religion's management team, four former high-ranking executives told a newspaper for a...
  • Fall TV shows bring about a family reunion in the living room

    Fall TV shows bring about a family reunion in the living room
    Families of the world, unite. It's safe to return to the television, together. For years, television has been criticized by many for being too violent, too sex-obsessed, too adult. The official "family viewing hour" disappeared in 1977, and by the...
  • Universal needs Potter to outshine Marvel

    Universal Orlando's announcement two years ago that it struck a deal with J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. to create a Harry Potter attraction was nothing short of a sucker punch to the Walt Disney Co. It was widely speculated that Disney went after Harry...
  • Mystery fiction review: Long Lost by Harlan Coben

    Mystery Long Lost. Harlan Coben. Dutton. $27.95. 384 pp. Harlan Coben has become one of the most popular authors through the alchemy of his two styles of mysteries. His award-winning series about sports agent and wiseacre Myron Bolitar, which succinctly...
  • Mark Twain's Spirit-Related Programs Include A Talk By 'Picture The Dead' Author Lisa Brown

    Mark Twain's Spirit-Related Programs Include A Talk By 'Picture The Dead' Author Lisa Brown
    It's nearly October and you know what that means, time for ghosts and goblins and spirits that bump in the night. And of course the Mark Twain House & Museum is more than ready to celebrate the eerie and the unexplainable. In conjunction with its soon-...
  • At Havana bookstands, Harry Potter tops Che

    What are people reading at the mid-century mark of Cuba's revolution? "A lot of people are asking for Harry Potter," said Gabriel, a longtime book vendor, echoing other sellers at the sprawling outdoor book fair at the colonial Plaza de Armas. "They're...
  • Literary destinations -- Take a book on these road trips

    Literary destinations -- Take a book on these road trips
    It seems that my summer reading project will be stretching into the fall. I'm working my way through classics that I haven't covered on a BBC book list that I discovered on Facebook. The BBC supposes that most people have only read six of the 100 books...
  • How hypocritical can Rich DeVos get? Plus Harry Potter and mail from readers

    A mixed bag today, featuring Rich DeVos, Harry Potter and reader payback … Does Rich DeVos have no shame? The billionaire Magic owner blackmailed Central Florida into building him a new $480 million arena, with him kicking in a measly 12 percent....
  • Writing home: Brando Skyhorse

    Writing home: Brando Skyhorse
    Bookshelves real and virtual are stocked with volumes about Los Angeles and Southern California written by people who parachute into a Westside guest house for a few weeks, hit the hot spots and high spots, then write with voice-of-God authority for...
  • A guided tour of Hogwarts at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    A guided tour of Hogwarts at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    Towering above the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Hogwarts, the signature structure of the new Universal Orlando attraction at Islands of Adventure. In the Potter books and films, the castle is home to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,...