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Jacket CopyToday is the birthday of Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson, who wrote 23 of the first 30 Nancy Drew books under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene....
Jacket CopyOn this day 112 years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of "The Little Prince," was born in Lyon, France....
Jacket CopyBook news: Edward Gorey's fur coat, David Foster Wallace remembered, a rare Action Comics No. 1 discovered, Justin Bieber to publish photo book, and Stephen Colbert's satirically bad children's book is on the way....
Florence Parry Heide, a prolific children's book author best known for her droll illustrated picture book "The Shrinking of Treehorn" and her ability to convey in her writing what it is like to be a child, has died. She was 92. Heide died in her sleep...
Culture MonsterIt takes great editing to make a great movie. As it turns out, the same goes for a great museum exhibition that's about the movies. "Tim Burton," the big, poorly organized traveling show from New York's Museum of Modern Art......
Idol TrackerIt's often been said that "American Idol" is really just a popularity contest. Sure, singing and showmanship is important, as is a contestant's back-story and TV persona, but when it comes to advancing in the competition, many an inferior vocalist have...
Jacket CopyRansom Riggs used old creepy found photography to inform his new novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children."...
Jacket CopyAuthor-illustrator Edward Gorey's fur coats were auctioned in December; at the Paris Review, A.N. Devers explains how she managed to win one....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn "Knuffle Bunny" and "Knuffle Bunny, Too," readers fell in love with the highly expressive Trixie in her pre-verbal and preschool states. Along with her, we experience the drama of (temporarily) losing her beloved stuffed Knuffle Bunny, and we strain...
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Brand XThe fathers of post-punk alt-cabaret, the gloriously obscene Tiger Lillies, are headed again to UCLA's Royce Hall ready to inflict more of their signature macabre entertainment on unsuspecting audiences. Appropriately, the terror-inducing Grammy-nominated...
Monster Mash: 'Fela!,' 'La Cage' top Tony nominees; remembering Redgrave; Turner Prize finalists namedCulture Monster-- Tony nods: The musicals "Fela!" and "La Cage aux Folles" have each received 11 nominations to lead the field for the 2010 Tony Awards. (Los Angeles Times) -- On the edge: A painter who specializes in scenes of tragedies,......
Inside the dimly lighted splendor of the 3-month-old West Hollywood nightclub Voyeur, the chairs look like traditional Victorian antiques. Venture closer, however, and they offer a titillating surprise. One wing chair seems to be encased in a lace-paneled...
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