| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Philip Schultz's "The Wherewithal" is a book in which time has come undone. Taking place in San Francisco in 1968, it also reaches back to the Holocaust — specifically, the Jedwabne pogrom of July 1941, when Polish civilians killed more than 300...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Ansel Elkins has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Yale Younger Poets Prize. The competition is among the oldest literary awards in the U.S.
Elkins' manuscript "Blue Yodel" was selected by judge Carl Phillips, who praised her work in a release....
| Mar 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
You should have your Oscar pool by now. Twenty-four categories. One hundred and twenty-one choices. And, no, "The Lego Movie" is not among them. (Next year. Next year.)
We've been here for you for the last six months, starting back in September when "12...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Oscar ballots are out, and the print edition of The Los Angeles Times' The Envelope that ran Tuesday includes my predictions for all 24 categories in this year's Academy Awards -- a forecast that, because of deadlines, had been made several days earlier....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Kay Ryan, who served as United States poet laureate from 2008 until 2010 and won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection “The Best of It: New and Selected Poems,” is in a Marin County rehabilitation hospital after having been...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Jose Emilio Pacheco, widely regarded as one of Mexico's foremost poets and short-story writers, died Sunday, the country's National Council for Culture and the Arts announced on its official Twitter account. He was 74.
President Enrique Peña Nieto...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:53 PM
Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words.
"Compared to the trivialities of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:39 AM
There is a knife in this story. And by the time you get to the end, someone is going to use it.
Tipping you off to the knife is a dramatic lesson taken from Anton Chekhov, one of Russia's great playwrights and short story writers. Russia has a history...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:02 AM
If you want to know how much Wanda Coleman meant to the poetry community of Los Angeles, consider this: Her memorial service Sunday (called “the world’s first improvisational memorial” by her husband, Austin Straus) lasted four hours....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The nominees for the 12th Annual VES Awards are:
Visual effects in a visual effects-driven feature motion picture
Tim Webber, Nikki Penny, Chris Lawrence, Richard Mcbride
"Iron Man 3"
Christopher Townsend, Mark Soper, Guy Williams,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:09 AM
One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society.
The following is a complete list of nominees: