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  • Review: 'Transcendence' rises above the sci-fi genre

    Though its plot and premise are pure science fiction, "Transcendence" goes pleasingly against the genre grain. A story of the possible perils and pleasures of artificial intelligence that stars Johnny Depp, "Transcendence's" ideas are at least as...
  • J.K. Rowling covers the '2014 Quidditch World Cup'

    A hush fell over the audience at the 34th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes on Friday night when the winner of the mystery/thriller prize was announced -- J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym of “Robert Galbraith” for “The...
  • Coldplay to play May 19 at UCLA's Royce Hall, five more small shows

    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Coldplay will do a rare small-theater show on May 19 at UCLA’s Royce Hall on the day the band’s new album, “Ghost Stories,” is released. The show is one of a half-dozen...
  • Authors D-G

     - Return to other listings Barbara D'Amato Barbara D'Amato has won the Carl Sandburg Award for fiction, the Agatha twice, the Anthony twice, the Macavity and several Lovies. She is a past president of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime....
  • Insight: In green car race, Toyota adds muscle with fuel-cell launch

    TOYOTA CITY, Japan/IRVINE, California (Reuters) - In 1997, Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the revolutionary Prius, the first commercially successful gasoline-electric hybrid car. Now, the Japanese firm is trying to do the same with a...
  • Authors from Orlando's ambitious Burrow Press visit Miami

    Authors from Orlando's ambitious Burrow Press visit Miami
    In "Princess of Pop," a short story by the Central Florida writer Vanessa Blakeslee, a young singer checks into a hotel in Los Angeles, the same one in which Janis Joplin died in 1970. The unnamed woman has brought along an iPod, a copy of "A...
  • Naomi Hirahara on her new mystery series ... and the new L.A.

    Naomi Hirahara’s seventh novel, “Murder on Bamboo Lane” (Berkley: 304 pp, $7.99 paper), is something of a departure: the kick-off of a mystery series featuring rookie bicycle cop Ellie Rush. For the last decade, Hirahara has written...
  • Harry Potter fans: Hogwarts is offering online classes

    Harry Potter fans: Hogwarts is offering online classes
    Muggle-born fans of Harry Potter can now get educated from Potter's alma mater from the comfort of their own home.  Hogwarts is Here, a website created by Potter superfans, is offering a full catalog of "Ministry-approved" online classes for aspiring...
  • BBC America's �Real History� is Science Fiction 101

    "The history of science fiction is the history of the imagination," intones Mark Gatiss, narrator of the four-part series "The Real History of Science Fiction" on BBC America starting Saturday night. Unfortunately, it's is more like "The Reel History...
  • Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future

    Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future
    In the West Town loft that Jessica Charlesworth shares with husband, Tim Parsons, along the back wall, on a row of metal filing cabinets, a kaleidoscope of Post-it notes waved in a soft draft, each a kind of dispatch from the future. I leaned in to...
  • Teachers will show off their dance steps

    Sixteen teachers at Mount Dora High School will participate in the school's fifth annual "Dancing with the Teachers" fundraiser. The event, scheduled for 7 p.m. April 25 in the school's auditorium at 700 N. Highland St., will raise funds for the junior...