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  • Gift ideas for the book lover

    Gift ideas for the book lover
    Shopping for the book lover in your life doesn't necessarily mean taking a trip to your local bookstore. Here are some book-related gift ideas for the literary-minded person on your holiday shopping list. If Big Brother is watching you, the least you...
  • Here's how it's done-7

    If you don't mind indulging me, I want to remind you, as we labor over our editing, of the sheer pleasure in reading.  Barbara Pym, whose work Philip Larkn championed, was a writer whose work could stand up to comparison with Jane Austen's in its...
  • Parkland Community Library to offer book clubs, writing groups, movie nights and more in August

    Reading clubs, movie nights and different events for all ages will be hosted at the Parkland Community Library throughout the month of August. The following is a list of events, according to a press release from the library: Daytime Book Group – 2...
  • Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid

     Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid
    From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid. "I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Austenland' on Starz

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Austenland' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Monumental Mysteries This new episode...
  • Marlo Thomas triumphs, 'Sex Tape' flops and Ann-Margret still sizzles

    "SEX IS an emotion in motion." -- Mae West SPEAKING OF sex, movies centering on that theme can be fun or frolicsome or tiresome or unpalatable. But like vampires, super-intelligent apes or (more recently) zombies, the sex comedy genre never grows old....
  • Patricia Wright

    Patricia Wright
    Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79. Born Patricia Smith in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Elmer O. Smith, a...
  • 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Casts Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote

    "Downton Abbey" actress Lily James, Sam Riley ("Maleficent") and Bella Heathcote will star in the long-stalled movie version of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." Filming will start in September. Cross Creek Pictures, which has a distribution deal with...
  • 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' adaptation rises from the dead

    'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' adaptation rises from the dead
    "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the long-in-development movie based on Seth Grahame-Smith's hit mash-up novel, has found new life. After weathering a series of stops and starts, the film is finally set to begin shooting in September, with Burr Steers...
  • Weekend Escape: In Utah's Cedar City, canyons and Shakespeare a dramatic force

    Weekend Escape: In Utah's Cedar City, canyons and Shakespeare a dramatic force
    Cedar City, Utah, is a midsummer's dream of a spot, where top-caliber theater rubs shoulders with high-desert canyons from warm late June through chilly mid-October. My husband, mother and I recently visited the early Mormon settlement, a 6 1/2 -hour...
  • Carrie Brownstein of 'Portlandia' to Pen 'Lost in Austen' Movie

    "Portlandia" star and co-creator Carrie Brownstein has come on board to write a "Lost in Austen" movie, based on the original U.K. series. It's the first feature writing project for Brownstein, and one of Nora Ephron's unfinished works at the time of the...