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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate breakthroughs in visual effects with a slate of programs in April, beginning Tuesday with an advance screening of "Jurassic Park 3D" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Steven...
How does an author of seriously literary fiction discover one of his books was owned by Bernie Madoff, the investor who defrauded his clients of billions of dollars? He sees it listed in an auction on EBay. That's how Rick Moody came to know that Madoff's...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, fanboy fare - latimes.comChip Kidd, one of the most celebrated book cover designers in publishing, is taking on Rorschach, one of the most ......
A painting by German artist Gerhard Richter has broken the record for the most paid at auction for a work by a living artist, according to Sotheby's. The work, titled "Abstaktes Bild" (804-9), sold for 21.3 million pounds ($34.2 million) on Friday in...
Show TrackerLate-night TV interviews: Does Bill Clinton have the hots for Mindy Kaling? A listen to Mindy Kaling's interview with Conan O'Brien....
Show TrackerNeal Baer, executive producer of the CBS series “A Gifted Man,” is best known for his many years running “ER” and “Law & Order: SVU.” Here, he chats about straddling the medical and TV worlds and spirituality versus...
The Affair A Reacher Novel Lee Child Delacorte Press, $28 Knuckle-busting crime-solver Jack Reacher returns with a story from his early years involving a murder near a military base and how he became a maverick hero. After the Apocalypse Stories...
Los Angeles TimesIf there's such a thing as voodoo in literary circles, a lot of jealous sci-fi writers are probably burying needles into tiny Daniel H. Wilson dolls these days. What struggling novelist wouldn't be envious of Wilson's trajectory? None other than Steven...
Culture MonsterBrett Gorvy, now Christie's international post-war and contemporary head, discusses in a 2010 interview about whether the California Resale Royalty Act applies to sale of artwork from Michael Crichton estate....
Culture MonsterA class action suit against Christie's and Sotheby's claims that the auction houses violated a California law requiring California sellers to pay a 5% resale royalty to the artist who created the resold work. The courts upheld the state law more than 30...
A Salinger-signed copy of 'The Catcher in the Rye' is up for auction -- but is it genuine? [Updated]Jacket CopyWhen the e-mail came in about a charity auction of an autographed copy of J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye," it was exciting news. Not only is "The Catcher in the Rye" one of America's most enduring novels; its......
Culture MonsterWhen it comes to L.A. business-getting, Christie's has been on a roll. Earlier this year, the auction house broke records by selling a $106.5-million Picasso nude and a $28.6-million Jasper Johns Flag painting from two Los Angeles estates, those of......
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