| Dec 6, 2008
Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror-movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world's largest personal collection of science-fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has...
| Dec 15, 2008
There was no snow at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, but the four sled dogs tethered there seemed acclimated enough. One amiably licked the face of a child in a stroller. The hubbub wasn't much like the Yukon, but the dogs were there to excite...
| Feb 8, 2009
Toby Barlow The author of "Sharp Teeth" will present and sign his debut novel. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.
Norman Klein, Margo Bistis and Andrea Kratky Tom Lesser will moderate a discussion featuring the...
| Dec 7, 2007
Torrie Gonzales stood at the stove, laughing with her boyfriend as she fried him some eggs on his 23rd birthday. Then she felt him press a flimsy blade against her neck.
Struggling on the floor, she pried a paring knife from Reny Cabral's hand, leaving...
| Mar 20, 2008
LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2008 -- Readers, writers and book-lovers of all ages will come together Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th to participate in the highly anticipated 13th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the UCLA campus.
| Apr 1, 2009
LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2009 -- One of Southern California's coolest cultural weekend events, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, is set to take place on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th. This free-to-the-public celebration of everything...
| Apr 5, 2009
John Edward Blankenchip, a theater designer and director who was an emeritus professor of the USC School of Theatre and the founder of Festival Theatre USC-USA., has died. He was 89.
Blankenchip died Wednesday of age-related causes at a healthcare...
| Sep 3, 2009
Dick Berg, a longtime television and motion picture writer and producer, died Tuesday from a fall at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87.
A pioneer of the made-for-television movie format that revolutionized network programming in the 1970s, Berg helped...
| Aug 9, 2009
Where do you begin with Michael Moorcock? His career and background range as far and wide as his characters do across the multiverse. Novelist, short story writer, editor (of New Worlds and other publications), journalist, musician -- and, in the case...
| Dec 13, 2009
"2116," a musical Ray Bradbury wrote more than 50 years ago for Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester, will have its long-deferred premiere Jan. 16 at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena.
FOR THE RECORD:
Ray Bradbury: An...
| Oct 25, 2009
The Vampire Archives
The Most Complete Volume
of Vampire Tales Ever Published
Edited and with an Introduction
by Otto Penzler
Vintage: 1034 pp., $25 paper
"You have heard, no doubt, of the appalling superstition that prevails in Upper and Lower...