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Tribune movie critic2 stars (out of four) One of these days someone is going to make a really good movie out of a Carl Hiaasen book--maybe "Skinny Dip," lately optioned for the screen by Mike Nichols. To date we have had "Striptease." And now, in a less tawdry vein, we have...
Tags: Brie Larson, Wildlife, Conservation, Mike Nichols, Entertainment
Times Staff WriterIt was a balmy night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Hundreds of Angelenos were gathered on the roof deck of LACMA West after a debate about the changing role of art museums. Comedian Steve Martin was there, too: no arrow through his head, no...
Tags: Albert Einstein, Patti Smith, Judaism, Book, Ralph Ellison
NOTE TO EDITORS – All media representatives must register in advance to cover this year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The registration deadline has been extended to April 20. There will be no walk-up registrations. Registration...
Tags: Children, Television, Crosswords, Ray Harryhausen, Robin Hood
Ninth Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books To Feature Literary “Who's Who” April 24-25 at UCLANOTE TO EDITORS – New credential policies have been established for working media interested in covering the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. They are posted in the Media Center section at www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks. LOS ANGELES, April 2,...
Tags: Children, Celebrities, Ray Harryhausen, Robin Hood, Clive Barker
Times Staff WriterPlaywright and screenwriter Horton Foote reappears in the kitchen of Ron Bernstein's Hollywood bungalow, where a few other friends of the film-rights agent collect around a table composed just so with voluptuous fruits, delicate French pastries and...
Times Staff WriterA decade or so ago, I went with my father to a Friday night concert in a Cape Cod town. It was August, and the village green — an expanse of grass stretching off Main Street — was packed with vacationers and locals, all eating hot dogs and...
The environmental movement may not yet have changed the world, but it has certainly changed the world of children's books. Hardly a science or nature book for kids fails to sound a warning about habitats, species and resources in danger. Where 10 years...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn real life, good things happen to bad people, but Carl Hiaasen, an Old Testament moralist disguised as a comedian, arranges things differently in his novels. Retribution, hilarious but often gruesome, hounds the vacuous celebrities, crooked pols and...
There's much talk -- too much, if you ask some people -- about how to make sure young people will read books in our technological age. Heartening results come by way of the young adult section in bookstores (cf. Rowling, J.K. and Meyer, Stephenie) which...
Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." The book contains no fewer than 2,964 synonyms for "drunk." "The English language includes more synonyms for the word 'drunk' than for any other word," writes...
Tags: Edmund Wilson, James Joyce, Stephen King, England, Book
Like gold standard writers Elmore Leonard and the late Donald Westlake, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America. Over a span of 30 years, he's written well over a dozen mystery, suspense, western and sci-fi novels and short stories...
Tags: Mystery (genre), Crimes, Elmore Leonard, FBI, Assault
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