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  • The ultimate 'American Idol' power ranking: 120 contestants on, Kelly Clarkson still reigns supreme

     
    It'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...
  • The lure of writers' houses

     
    The website M + E -- run by author Emma Straub and her husband, Michael Fusco -- is selling a new series of four literary posters, each with an illustration of a writer's home (with address). The illustrations by Aislinn......
  • Word Play: Pictures for the fall

    Word Play: Pictures for the fall
    In "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...
  • Horrible Halloween: The Tiger Lillies return to Royce Hall on October 31

     
    The 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...
  • Decoding Siobhan Magnus' style

     
    Among the zaniest contestants we met at the Top 12 party? Siobhan Magnus, whose self-styled look featured an assortment of symbols and embellishments, each with a deeply personal meaning. We had the 19-year-old Cape Cod native break it down for us. The...
  • With 'The Search for WondLa,' 'Spiderwick Chronicles' artist Tony DiTerlizzi spins a new tale

     
    This a good time to judge Tony DiTerlizzi's book by its cover: The award-winning illustrator and author says his new young-reader novel, "The Search for WondLa," is the most representative of his own personal style in its art, story and......
  • The pleasures of learning one's ABCs

    The pleasures of learning one's ABCs
    Alphabet books are a secret passion among book lovers. The sheer number of ABC books published demonstrates that they hold a special place in the world of children's books. Entering the term on Amazon.com delivers 13,089 results (and that was a few days...
  • Welcome to the Invisible Library

    Welcome to the Invisible Library
    Earlier this year, with a like-minded bibliophile, I started yet another blog. The blog, called Invisible Library, would list books by fictional authors -- that is, titles that don't exist outside the pages of fiction. Up went the novels by the titular...
  • Bordello chic seduces L.A.

    Bordello chic seduces L.A.
    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...