| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Science fiction writer Richard Matheson passed away Sunday at age 87. Novelist and writer for film and television, Matheson had a long and storied career that saw him influence multiple generations of writers working in a broad cross-section of genre...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
History may be written by the victors, but Alexander Hamilton became a victor by writing history. He died at the hands of lifelong rival Aaron Burr in a famous duel, yet posterity has been kinder to Hamilton because of the power of his pen.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Having developed a momentary case of the 20-year itch for the beloved production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” that it has been rolling out since 1993, Los Angeles Opera announced Tuesday that it’s about to have a fling with a sexy...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
No blood is spilled or flesh ripped on screen in "Berberian Sound Studio," Peter Strickland's disturbing satirical thriller about the dubbing of a ferocious horror movie made in the style of giallo directors such as Mario Bava, Pupi Avati and Dario...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
Francis Ford Coppola's latest venture comes as another late-career trip into indie filmmaking, though more accessible than his previous efforts "Youth Without Youth" and "Tetro." Val Kilmer plays an alcoholic...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Opera was born to be mad.
The first great opera concerned the demented Roman emperor Nero. In the nearly three centuries since Monteverdi's "The Coronation of Poppea," mad scene has succeeded mad scene on the lyric stage. They still do, as Long Beach...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Though it's been 27 years since the Police disbanded, Stewart Copeland, its American drummer, remains best known for his nine years with the seminal British rock band. But that doesn't mean he hasn't been busy beyond the Police's 2007 reunion tour. From...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Edgar Allan Poe and his poems are the focus of a monthlong celebration in San Diego County called "Shades of Poe."...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:02 AM
This post has been corrected. See below. COMMENTARY It started with The Big Bang. Not the still somehow controversial theory ......
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The 2012 Festival of Books is almost upon us: Panel sessions get started Saturday at 10 a.m. Before that happens, though, the Los Angeles Times' Book Prizes will be presented Friday night at USC's Bovard Auditorium. There are a number......
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:36 PM
John Cusack is talking about books, reading, and Edgar Allan Poe in advance of the release of the film "The Raven."...