| Sep 15, 2013
Like many people in the publishing world, Amy Grace Loyd always wanted to be a writer. But unlike most of her colleagues, Loyd has managed to make her ultimate goal — publishing her own fiction, rather than someone else’s — a reality....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Twelve years after the attacks that brought down the World Trade Center, the shelf of essential 9/11 reading remains pretty small.
There’s “The 9/11 Commission Report,” which I’ve long considered to be the defining narrative of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When Stephen King published his third novel, "The Shining," in 1977, he was a writer with a lot on his mind. Initially, he told The Times in 1998, he conceived of the book as "a Shakespearean tragedy, a kind of inside-out 'King Lear,' where Lear is this...
| Sep 22, 2013
On the weekends in the early ‘80s, my dad would often take me and my sister to Trumbull Inn, a bar in Colorado’s South Platte River basin where he drank beer and played horseshoes (I know it seems strange to urban sensibilities that parents...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Bullets and sledgehammers couldn't penetrate the transparent barrier at the center of CBS' summer hit "Under the Dome." But commercials did.
The sci-fi drama, which completed its first 13-episode run last night, centers on the town of Chester's Mill,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
CBS was understandably giddy when "Under the Dome" opened to eye-opening ratings, and proceeded to hold on well. Not only had the network taken a big swing outside its wheelhouse, but it scored a rare summer hit, at a point where scripted network...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 3:54 AM
It's a grand week for Shakespeare, Andy Samberg, Stephen King and reality show contestants. Television provides such variety.
The reality genre will serve up finales and premieres. The six final acts perform on "America's Got Talent" at 9 p.m. Tuesday...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 4:04 AM
A programming reminder: The NFL again will push back CBS' Sunday prime time this fall.
The familiar trend starts this Sunday, when WKMG-Channel 6 will offer two games. Miami plays at Indianapolis at 1 p.m., and Jacksonville plays at Oakland, a game...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:53 AM
If you'd like to see Vice's beautifully-lit photograph of a model portraying Sylvia Plath kneeling before an open oven -- in a dress from Chloe Sevigny -- you're too late. That photo appeared in a fashion spread illustrating the suicides of female...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Time Warner Cable subscribers in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas may be steaming that they will miss the CBS series "Under the Dome" for the second week in a row because of a distribution dispute between the two companies.
The back-and-forth between...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Television viewers aren't the only ones captivated by CBS' summer experiment with "Under the Dome."
The series based on the Stephen King thriller has shattered summer viewership standards, with more than 11 million people tuning in each week for the...