| May 27, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 27 - June 2 in PDF format TV listings for the week of May 27 - June 2 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies......
| May 16, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Novelist Helen DeWitt takes issue with the romantic idea that a writer is a person who has to write....
| May 1, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"Magic Mike," Steven Soderbergh's dramatic comedy set in the world of male strippers, will have its world premiere as the closing night program of the Los Angeles Film Festival next month. The film, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum,...
| Jul 29, 2012
The Twenty-Year Death
Ariel S. Winter
Hard Case Crime: 672 pp., $25.99
Noir is, first and foremost, style. It's like kabuki, or, more to the point, the blues — a folk art defined by its...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The Moleskine notebook is a ubiquitous tool of the trade in writing and art circles. I’ve purchased a few dozen over the last few years. From the little tiny ones that are not much bigger than a credit card and fit in my shirt pocket; to the big...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 9:16 PM
Ben Affleck's "Argo," a drama about the Iranian hostage crisis, won the highest acting honor Sunday night at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The CIA thriller, which won best ensemble cast, also won the directing honor at the Golden Globe Awards two...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:39 PM
There's still time to read Twitter's first-ever Fiction Festival in real time; it began Wednesday afternoon and will continue around the clock until Sunday. It's the company's first official effort to organize and present a creative event that uses the...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Just in time for the upcoming Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The Times' books staff has created an interactive map of Literary Los Angeles, a work in progress. We’ve gathered passages from more than two dozen books set in and around L.A., as...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The Pulitzer Prize in fiction, announced Monday, has been awarded to Adam Johnson for his book set in North Korea, "The Orphan Master's Son." The committee described the book as "an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome...
| Dec 1, 2011
There were vinyl albums by Etta James and the punk band X. There were cosmetic kits, one with seven kinds of nail polish. There were sleeping bags, luggage, cutlery, a small red guitar with a broken neck and a collection of Ernest Hemingway stories....
| Feb 5, 2011
In four decades as a public relations man in San Diego, David Nuffer rose to play key roles in the city's politics and tourism industry — but he never let those responsibilities keep him from playing the ukulele in the office, following the San...