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L.A. Times Festival of Books

Read highlights from the L.A. Times Festival of Books, including author panels, exclusive video interviews and photo galleries of the scene at USC.

Festival highlights:

Interactive: Literary L.A. map | Video: Author interviews | Photos: Festival of Books | Event info

  • Group sex chat that's not so inappropriate

    Group sex chat that's not so inappropriate

    As one might expect -- nay, hope -- the expletive deleteds were flying fast and furious at the Los Angeles Festival of Books' Saturday afternoon  panel discussion "Humor: Vastly Inappropriate," which consisted of authors Heather McDonald, Ophira Eisenberg, Lizz Winstead and Kelly Oxford, who were ...

  • Carol Burnett talks family, and belts out the Tarzan yell

    Carol Burnett talks family, and belts out the Tarzan yell

    On Saturday afternoon at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, I was sitting cheek-by-jowl with hundreds of sweaty book lovers in USC's Bovard Auditorium. But for a moment I could have been in a New Jersey living room in 1975, watching "The Carol Burnett Show." There she was, walking on stage to raucous...

  • Chris Columbus-Ned Vizzini kids' book has 'Goonies'-style scares

    Chris Columbus-Ned Vizzini kids' book has 'Goonies'-style scares

    Film director Chris Columbus shared a secret Saturday about the recent kids' novel he co-wrote: It's the "thematic sequel to 'The Goonies.' " "House of Secrets," written with young adult author Ned Vizzini, also is the first book in a planned trilogy. And its two writers, who appeared at the L.A....

  • What were they thinking? America's enduring culture of argument

    What were they thinking? America's enduring culture of argument

    We have, when you think about it, always been an argumentative culture and society, even before we became a country. And we’ve been arguing ever since, for better or worse, and with varying degrees of skill. The nature of argument was part of the focus of the "American Arguments" panel at the Los...

  • USC president, Times executives welcome festival-goers

    USC president, Times executives welcome festival-goers

    The USC Trojan Marching Band belted out tunes, the USC Song Girls energized the crowd and USC President Max Nikias welcomed people to the "celebration of the written word" as the 2013 L.A. Times Festival of Books kicked off Saturday at the USC stage. Nikias talked about the connected history between...

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