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  • Holiday gift guide: ‘Hobbit,’ Batman, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ more

     
    Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
  • Faith and magic get a 'Revival' in new Stephen King novel

    There's a video on YouTube in which Stephen King describes his first encounter with Stanley Kubrick. "I actually think stories of the supernatural are always optimistic, don't you?" King remembers Kubrick insisting over the phone from England; when...
  • Eddie Redmayne is feeling the love

    Eddie Redmayne is feeling the love
    At a recent downtown Chicago screening of "The Theory of Everything," several younger women attempted, one by one, to turn the post-screening question-and-answer session into a post-show swoon-and-rave, never mind the questions part. Variations on "I...
  • Grammys 2015: First impressions on the first batch of nominations

    The first 20 artists nominated for Grammy Awards serve as a tiny sample of the volume to come. Part of a day’s worth of staggered announcements that will roll out through television and social media, "CBS This Morning" teased the new format by...
  • Hartford Stage Plans Autism-Friendly 'Christmas Carol' Performance

    Hartford Stage Plans Autism-Friendly 'Christmas Carol' Performance
    Hartford Stage will be entertaining a special audience for those on the autism spectrum for one performance of "A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas." The theater will host its first a "sensory-friendly" performance of its annual holiday...
  • Kent Haruf dies at 71; novelist illuminated small-town life

    Kent Haruf, who found acclaim in midlife with a trilogy of sparely written novels, including the 1999 bestseller "Plainsong" that illuminated the rhythms and dramas of small-town life in America's High Plains, died Sunday in Salida, Colo. He was 71 and...
  • Grammys preview: Sam Smith, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea lead L.A. Times' nominee picks

    Grammys preview: Sam Smith, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea lead L.A. Times' nominee picks
    Before the Grammy nominations are revealed Friday, members of the Los Angeles Times music staff were polled for their picks in the big four categories (album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist). There were predictions,...
  • Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods

    Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods
    A year that gave us much exuberant pop music about being happy, shaking it off, keeping it fancy and/or letting go of problems — "the past is in the past," sings Idina Menzel in "Let It Go" — had little need for the starker realities either...
  • A gift guide for adventurous readers

    A gift guide for adventurous readers
    This year for the holidays, I'm looking at what we might call books for adventurous readers, although the truth is that all readers are adventurous. What is reading, after all, if not an adventure, a journey out of our own psyche and into that of...
  • Ali Smith has double vision in 'How to Be Both'

    Ali Smith has double vision in  'How to Be Both'
    Ali Smith's sixth novel, "How to Be Both," is a book of doubles, featuring twin narratives paired back to back and published in separate editions. In one, the first part evokes the 15th century Italian painter Francesco del Cossa and the second the...
  • Asteroids, asteroids will rock you, Queen guitarist warns

    It’s never too early to worry about asteroids wiping out life on Earth. So say the folks who’ve been fretting for decades over just such a scenario -- among them, Queen guitarist-astrophysicist Brian May. They think it’s time all...