| Mar 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With so many tickets sold in advance of the release of "The Hunger Games," reviews may be beside the point. With millions of readers already drawn into Suzanne Collins' trilogy about the post-apocalyptic world of Panem, the way has been paved for a...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:19 AM
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" provides the expected heavy dose of testosterone-fueled action. Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum play the hard-charging hunks with comic book style. They are joined by hot babes Adrianne Palicki and Elodie Yung,...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Amazon has a plan to monetize fan fiction: It's called Kindle Worlds. On Wednesday, Amazon announced a new scheme in which writers of fan fiction can self-publish and sell that writing with the sanction of the original copyright holder.
The idea is that...
| May 29, 2012
It's well-known, now, that the latest pop culture phenomenon -- the "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotica trilogy -- originally began as "Twilight" fan fiction, with Edward and Bella in the leading roles....
| Mar 17, 2013
"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer comments on the hardships of fame that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are forced to deal with....
| Nov 26, 2009
If you've ever watched a child open the same toy twice during a holiday party because everyone got the same list it can be disappointing for both the gift giver and receiver. To avoid repeat gifts and to find alternatives to the video game systems for...
| Nov 14, 2008
With ticket presales for "Twilight" already through the roof, Summit Entertainment is moving into development on a series of sequels.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company has acquired the rights to "New Moon," "Eclipse" and "Breaking Dawn,"...
| Nov 18, 2009
| 11:26 AM
| May 8, 2008
More than just the preferred address of the rich and famous, Malibu has 21 miles of coastline with some of the finest beaches in Southern California.
Leo Carrillo A 1.5-mile-long state beach, Leo Carrillo has tidal pools, reefs and caves along...
| Apr 10, 2011
Sometimes inspiration comes in the unlikeliest places.
While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta in fall 2008, USC professor Deborah Harkness, a historian of science, was consumed with the upcoming bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth, but the rest of the...
| Oct 25, 2009
The Vampire Archives
The Most Complete Volume
of Vampire Tales Ever Published
Edited and with an Introduction
by Otto Penzler
Vintage: 1034 pp., $25 paper
"You have heard, no doubt, of the appalling superstition that prevails in Upper and Lower...