| Mar 15, 2009
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $12.95) Greg's dad enlists him in organized sports in order to toughen him up. || 7 ||
|| 2. || Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer...
| Mar 25, 2009
"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson just can't get away from Summit Entertainment, producers of the vampire series.
Pattinson is close to signing for a lead role in Summit's romantic drama "Memoirs," according to Variety. The story follows a couple whose...
| Mar 28, 2009
"High School Music 3: Senior Year" graduated with honors Saturday at the Kids' Choice Awards.
The Disney musical was selected as the favorite movie by audience votes at the 22nd annual slime-filled Nickelodeon spectacle held inside UCLA's Pauley...
| Apr 5, 2009
If "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History" (thank you, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, for the title that made your scholarly book famous), well-behaved girls seldom make literature, either. The drama in female characters usually comes from their rebelliousness,...
| Sep 24, 2010
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Ever since the popularity of children's books such as "Harry Potter," and Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight," it has become more socially acceptable for adults to read children's or young adult fiction. That is a good thing. There are many first-class authors...
| Oct 17, 2010
Philomel Books: 456 pp., $17.99
Members of Team Jacob and Team Edward have a new love triangle with which they can take sides. Will it be the ripped-ab intellectual Shay or the smoldering playboy Ren? Readers of the...
| May 28, 2010
Famed science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury will observe his 90th birthday next month, and Laguna's Gallimaufry Performing Arts is planning a huge celebration. The local company, which turned Bradbury's "2116" into a musical last year, will be holding a...
| Jun 6, 2010
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad."
The Clock Without a...
| Jun 14, 2010
Before his inauguration, President Obama told US Weekly that he and daughter Malia bonded over "Harry Potter" and were ready to delve into "Twilight."
"I don't know if they ever finished them. He got kind of busy after that," said Jessica Groper, a...
| Oct 25, 2009
It was a gory weekend at the box office for pretty much every movie except "Paranormal Activity."
Paramount Pictures' ultra-low-budget horror film more than doubled its nationwide theater count to 1,945 theaters and continues its winning ways, selling...
| Oct 28, 2009
When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring.
Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...