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  • San Fransokyo architects built a new world for Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′

     
    Before the directors of the new Walt Disney Animation movie “Big Hero 6″ settled on their story, they created the […]...
  • William Gibson's work anything but 'Peripheral'

    William Gibson's work anything but 'Peripheral'
    The golden age of science fiction was the 1950s, which was also the golden age of the American middle class. Writers then could brace themselves against the monolithic certainties of their society, shoot off into other worlds, be back to the suburbs in...
  • Anne Rice talks about reviving vampire creations in 'Prince Lestat'

    Anne Rice talks about reviving vampire creations in 'Prince Lestat'
    When Anne Rice published "Interview With the Vampire" in 1976, she didn't just launch her own vampire series — her sexy tragic vampire antiheroes launched an entirely new genre. The phrase paranormal romance "didn't exist when I wrote the...
  • New 'Harry Potter' tale planned, J.K. Rowling announces

    New 'Harry Potter' tale planned, J.K. Rowling announces
    It's no Halloween trick: There's more witchcraft and wizardry in store for "Harry Potter" fans, who can expect a new tale from author J.K. Rowling on Oct. 31. In an announcement posted to Pottermore.com, Rowling reveals that she has penned a new 1,700-...
  • Soaring SpaceX, Isaacson on Wikipedia, Asimov on creativity, and more

    Here’s your supplemental weekend reading list (for when you’ve finished your Times.) Elon Musk’s SpaceX is perhaps the most remarkable entrepreneurial success story in recent times. Quartz tells how SpaceX leapfrogged NASA to “...
  • In 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' a brisk mystery in Austen-land

    In 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' a brisk mystery in Austen-land
    That Jane Austen failed to write a murder-mystery sequel to "Pride and Prejudice" was an oversight remedied in 2011 by P.D. James with her novel "Death Comes to Pemberley." Like "P&P" and many other Austens before it — and many of James' own works,...
  • Edward Carey discusses his gothic adventure, 'Heap House'

    Edward Carey discusses his gothic adventure, 'Heap House'
    It's 1875, and all of London's trash is banished to a wasteland known as "the heaps." The Iremonger family presides over this grim realm from Heap House, a mansion itself made up of parts of other buildings. Cut off and inter-marrying for generations,...
  • Simon Rich on 'Spoiled Brats'

    Simon Rich on 'Spoiled Brats'
    Simon Rich has lived something of a charmed life. The son of the political columnist and former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich and the stepson of Alex Witchel, a Times reporter, Simon Rich attended Harvard, where he led the Harvard Lampoon and...
  • I-4 Dead Zone: Scary legend grows

    I-4 Dead Zone: Scary legend grows
    Just in time for Halloween, the “I-4 Dead Zone” goes national this weekend with eerie music, ghostly effects and a time slot on The Weather Channel. The episode of “American Super/Natural” aims to frighten viewers at 10 p.m....
  • J.K. Rowling Announces New 'Harry Potter' Backstory Tale

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It's no Halloween trick: There's more witchcraft and wizardry in store for "Harry Potter" fans, who can expect a new tale from author J.K. Rowling on Oct. 31. In an announcement posted to Pottermore.com, Rowling reveals that...
  • With 'Olive Kitteridge,' HBO does what PBS should be doing

    With 'Olive Kitteridge,' HBO does what PBS should be doing
    HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" opens with an older woman walking into the woods on a fall day. She is carrying a blanket, radio, envelope, revolver and one bullet. She spreads the blanket on the ground, turns the radio to a classical station and places it...