| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:55 PM
This week the erotic "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy reached a huge milestone: It sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Forty-five million of those books were bought by readers in the U.S.
The 100-million mark puts E.L. James' bestselling series...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Doubleday has announced that it will be giving away free e-books of Dan Brown's international bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" this week. The free digital download is offered in celebration of the novel's 10th anniversary (to readers only in the U.S. and...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:52 PM
If a movie is ever made of Sidney Poitier's debut novel, "Montaro Caine" — a distinct possibility, one suspects, given the history and connections of its author — it won't be the sort of film with which the great American actor has been...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house for sale in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, features archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a loggia, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code'
Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:48 PM
The Internet can be a source of information and illumination, but for some it's also a cause for worry, and in some cases, a loss of faith, as one Mormon man discovered.
Hans Mattsson, a "solid believer" in his faith, began to have doubts after...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It wasn't just that Ron Howard didn't follow Formula One racing.
He was equally unfamiliar with the particulars of NASCAR, Indy car, drag racing, monster trucks — if it had four wheels and wasn't his car, what was there to worry about?
| May 14, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Happy publication day to Dan Brown, whose latest Robert Langdon thriller, "Inferno," officially hits shelves Tuesday. Online, it's already declared its dominance: It's Amazon's No. 1 bestselling book -- thanks to preorders, it has been in the website's...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The results this weekend for Tom Hanks’ hijacking drama “Captain Phillips” — which took in $26 million in U.S. ticket sales from just more than 3,000 theaters -- are a tricky beast to size up. On the one hand, the movie beat...
| May 31, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When architect Kai Cole began designing her Mediterranean-style Santa Monica home, she weighed all the usual concerns — space, light, flow — along with one quite specific to her family's needs: where to hold the Shakespeare readings.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, features archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms, 5.5...