| 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 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,"...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:24 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Is our California democracy more democratic than Iraq's? Than Tunisia's? If you answered "yes, of course," does that mean that a proposed ballot measure I'll describe in a moment will fly with Californians? I doubt it, but here's the back......
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" earned three Oscar nominations but not in some categories Warner Bros. was campaigning for such as best picture and best adapted screenplay....
| Feb 5, 2012
| 4:36 AM
Production designers Dante Feretti, Donald Graham Burt and Stuart Craig won the Art Directors Guild Awards for feature film Saturday evening. Ferretti won in the period film category for "Hugo"; Burt earned the award for contemporary film for "The Girl...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Sienna Miller proved she's pregnant, flashing her baby bump during New York Fashion Week. Sienna Miller is expecting a baby with boyfriend Tom Sturridge....