| 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 24, 2012
| 12:00 PM
That's not writing, that's typing. Truman Capote said that about Jack Kerouac's “On the Road,” and right now, I'd be happy with typing. I could do worse. Heck, I'm already doing worse. My novel is a pathetic mess. I've been hearing about...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:25 AM
A new stage version of Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is aiming for Broadway, with "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke expected to play Holly Golightly. The last attempt to bring "Breakfast" to Broadway, more than 40 years ago, became the...
| Dec 31, 2012
Books often play a big role in people's holiday memories. Some of us receive a gift book that becomes a cherished memento or starts us on a lifelong love of reading. Or a family reads a certain book each year as part of their holiday traditions. We...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:30 PM
NEW YORK — Early in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," the new Richard Greenberg adaptation of the 1958 Truman Capote novella, Emilia Clarke's Holly Golightly climbs into bed with Fred, our narrator, played here by Cory Michael Smith. She passes out fast....
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:36 AM
In his prime, writer Gore Vidal didn't have much nice to say about people, and he enjoyed sharing his opinions. On live television in 1968, he referred to fellow commentator William F. Buckley as a "crypto-Nazi" (Buckley responded by calling Vidal...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Universal Studios in Hollywood will raze the 41-year-old Gibson Amphitheatre to make way for its coming Harry Potter attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Like the Wizarding World in Orlando, the Hollywood Harry Potter will be a theme park...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Before her panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Book, journalist and author Amy Wilentz dropped in at our video booth to talk about how she came to write her latest book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo."
Written after Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, this...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Author/filmmaker Salman Rushdie joined Jon Stewart Tuesday night on "The Daily Show" to talk about the forthcoming film version of his bestselling novel "Midnight's Children."
The 1981 novel won a slew of awards -- including the Man Booker Prize, the...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:23 AM
The Library of Congress announced the names of 25 films Wednesday that are to be enshrined in its National Film Registry. Of those 25, 5-1/2 were based on books or stories. The half? Read on.
The 1983 film "A Christmas Story" -- with Ralphie, a frozen...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 8:00 AM
At the age of 15, fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson noticed that there wasn’t a magazine that tapped into the real, honest, substantial, and oftentimes comedic, experiences that come with being a teenage girl. So, she set out to change that —...