| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:58 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 19, "The Simpsons" marks an extraordinary feat -- its 500th episode.
The characters, which began as droopier versions in 20-second cartoons on "The Tracey Ullman Show," have evolved, as creator Matt Groening and star Dan Castellaneta...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Nyambi Nyambi, who plays wisecracking, educated waiter Samuel on CBS' "Mike & Molly," has had two defining moments for an actor onstage.
He was an understudy in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," his favorite play, by his favorite playwright, August Wilson,...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:40 AM
J.K. Rowling, who created the fabulously successful Harry Potter series of book -- and movies -- will publish her first adult novel, Little, Brown and Co. announced today. The title, date for worldwide publication and further details about the novel will...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:34 PM
The Walt Disney Co. will build a theme-park “land” based on the movie “Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the first step in a broader licensing deal that will lead to similar attractions in Disney parks worldwide.
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:25 AM
Tuesday’s big announcement from Disney that it is partnering with James Cameron to bring his film Avatar to life at Walt Disney World caused me to question right away: Is Avatar kid-friendly enough to be a Disney hit?
While it was a record-grossing...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:37 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Bloomsbury Publishing, home to the Harry Potter books in Britain, launched its first purely digital imprint on Wednesday which it said would bring out-of-print titles "back from the dead."
Bloomsbury Reader has signed up a string of...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:03 PM
I have three words for Glendale Unified School District officials and those parents who seek to ban Truman Capote’s masterpiece “In Cold Blood” from being added to the English curriculum.
Get. Over. It.
Yes, the novel depicts an almost...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:44 AM
Can you imagine the second half of the "Harry Potter" saga without Ron Weasley? J.K. Rowling apparently did, at least briefly.
The author says that midway through the phenomenally successful series of novels, when she "wasn't in a very happy place,"...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:14 AM
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....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:40 PM
On Wednesday, the Dalkey Archive Press posted an announcement in its employment section. Founding publisher John O'Brien, it said, will be stepping down. He's been with the press, which is known for publishing books that are avant-garde and experimental,...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:16 PM
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...