| Dec 1, 2012
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,"...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 11:09 AM
It’s Bad Sex Day on the Internet today.
Of course, every day is bad sex day on the Internet. But today's bad sex is actually enjoyable, and it arrives via the respected Literary Review of London and its Bad Sex in Fiction Award. Call it coitus...
| Nov 21, 2012
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest family holidays of the year, a time for celebration — or regret, depending on the kind of family you’re born into. “All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:19 PM
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...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Repeat after me.
It's OK …
If I stop reading a book …
Before I've finished it.
If my informal survey of people I run into on a weekly basis is accurate, then 70 percent of you are reacting in horror, 20 percent are nodding in...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 10:49 AM
We are a group of mothers and sons in Riverside who have met since summer 2002.
Our sons were all friends entering fourth grade, and one of the moms suggested starting a book club for the boys. We all thought she was crazy because we didn’t think...
| 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.
| Apr 15, 2011
| 6:49 PM
After a year in which Universal Orlando rode the popularity of Harry Potter to record heights, Walt Disney World is pinning its fortunes this summer on the one intellectual property with which the boy wizard is most often compared: Star Wars.
| Aug 13, 2010
| 10:21 AM
Francesca Simon is an international star. Her series of children's books about Horrid Henry (Sourcebooks: $4.99 each, ages 8-12) have sold 14 million copies in 24 countries. In England, where she lives, "Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend" was No. 12...
| Oct 14, 2010
Co-owner of iconic D.C. bookstore
Carla Cohen, 74, a community activist who co-owned a Washington, D.C., bookstore that became a city institution and a key stop for writers ranging from Bill Clinton to J.K. Rowling, died Monday of cancer,...