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  • Amy Wilentz on her book and a passion for Haiti [video]

    Amy Wilentz on her book and a passion for Haiti [video]
    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...
  • Author Salman Rushdie sold 'Midnight's Children' rights for $1

    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...
  • The books behind the new films at the Library of Congress [Video]

    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...
  • Tavi talks about the new Rookie book and her Los Angeles visit

    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 —...
  • Kelly Oxford on which depraved, funny books she likes

    Kelly Oxford on which depraved, funny books she likes
    At the L.A. Times Festival of Books, Kelly Oxford sat down with Times columnist Robin Abcarian to talk about her book “Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar,” the Twitter star's first collection of humorous essays. VIDEO: AUTHOR...
  • Irving Penn photographs donated to Smithsonian

    Irving Penn photographs donated to Smithsonian
    A set of 100 photographs by the late Irving Penn is being donated to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. The photos, which are being given by the Irving Penn Foundation, include rare street photographs dating from the 1930s and '40s,...
  • Books That Changed My Life: Diary, Perks, In Cold Blood

    Books That Changed My Life: Diary, Perks, In Cold Blood
    "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, 1966 This book is life-changing because it is a true story, detailing the murder of the Clutter family. It cataloged the events leading up to the murder all the way through the executions of the confessed killers....
  • Diahann Carroll honing stage chops anew for Broadway 'Raisin'

    Diahann Carroll honing stage chops anew for Broadway 'Raisin'
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. Diahann Carroll is no theatrical Rip Van Winkle, although one might think that was the case, going by early reports of her recently announced return to Broadway next spring opposite Denzel...
  • People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds

    People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds
    In one episode of the sitcom “Seinfeld,” George Costanza tries to impress his girlfriend by joining a book club. The first book he has to read is “Breakfast at Tiffany's,” by Truman Capote. For George, the novella is a slog:...
  • TCA Press Tour: 'American Horror Story: Coven's' Kathy Bates shreds NBC for canceling 'Harry's Law'

    A summer TV press tour panel about FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" briefly became a horror of its own for NBC when "Harry's Law" star Kathy Bates took a colorful swipe at her former network. When asked whether it took a special project to lure her...
  • Truman Capote on the Sonny and Cher Show

     
    Novelist Truman Capote, left. plays Lord Nelson in a comedy sketch with Sonny and Cher....