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If you weren't watching the Colbert Report on Tuesday night, you missed Stephen Colbert poking fun at author Malcolm Gladwell's shock of curly hair. Gladwell, for his part, looked kind of uncomfortable, and didn't even try to make a hair joke in return....
Tags: Stephen Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, Google+
Those New Yorkers really have a problem with us Angelenos. Maybe it’s because we have the temerity to live in this wonderful Mediterranean climate (the forecast today in L.A. is for a high of 70 with rampant sunshine; in Gotham, it’s 47...
Los Angeles TimesCharlie Sheen's generosity continues: The "Anger Management" star and his stunt double have contributed a total of $100,000 to a fund benefiting the cancer-stricken daughter of a Hermosa Beach police officer. "Big news today for the Faulk family....
Bestselling author Michael Connelly joined the Los Angeles Times for a video chat on the publication day of his new mystery, "The Black Box." In the book, set in present day, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch investigates a cold case: a murder committed during...
Tags: Los Angeles Times, Google+, Fiction, Social Media, Authors
HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Black Box" by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, $27.99). Harry Bosch discovers that a bullet from a recent crime can be linked to a suspicious murder from decades ago. Last week: — 2. "Notorious Nineteen" by Janet...
This writing thing might work out after all for J.K. Rowling - the BBC wants to make a series out of her latest novel. Rowling, the U.K. novelist who became a billionaire from the "Harry Potter" series, will have her first adult novel, "The Casual...
Tags: United Kingdom, Arts and Culture, Literature, BBC, Fiction
This year a number of big name authors released new books. But for the most part those releases underwhelmed me. Instead I was enchanted by new writers and by new styles of writing. "The Gods of Gotham" by Lyndsay Faye, published by Amy Einhorn...
Tags: Book, New York City
I'm looking at the shelves in my living room and I stopped counting at 140 books with three shelves to go. That's just one room where I stash books. There's two others, plus an office, plus some boxes I've never unpacked, not to mention the digital bits...
Tags: Susan Cooper, Clive Cussler, Authors, Chicago Tribune
-------------------- The Antidote Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking Oliver Burkeman Faber & Faber: 256 pp, $25 -------------------- Oliver Burkeman's book "The Antidote" begins with thousands of people trying to think...
Never mind the Morlocks. For a book lover, the most chilling scene in the 1960 screen adaptation of "The Time Machine" is the one in which the Time Traveler is taken to the decrepit library of the Eloi race. "I can learn all I want about you from books,"...
Where were you two years ago? I was smack in the middle of Hogsmeade, watching throngs of Islands of Adventure guests stream into the theme park for the official opening day of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. My chief memory of that day is the image...
Does kale cure cancer? Will it make your teeth whiter and brighter? Has it publicly canoodled with Pippa Middleton, Khloe Kardashian or J.K. Rowling? Not that we know of, no. But kale is this year's glamorous “it” vegetable, served at all...
Tags: Kale, Khloe Kardashian, Pippa Middleton
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