| Nov 16, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Karl Rove: Fox News commentator, conservative who caused consternation on election night, major Republican strategist. And fan of metafictional writer Jorge Luis Borges. Yes, really.
The news comes from Rove's own website (via Twitter). Since 2010, Rove...
| Oct 7, 2012
Waging Heavy Peace
A Hippie Dream
Blue Rider Press: 502 pp., $30
Back in high school (a long time ago, but bear with me), my mother and I had an argument about Neil Young. I'd been blaring one of...
| Oct 7, 2012
Neil Young isn't the only rocker vying for readers this fall. Inspired, no doubt, by the critical and commercial success of recent volumes by Keith Richards and Patti Smith (the latter of which won a National Book Award in 2010), a host of musicians...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 1:27 PM
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Among the pleas and invectives, yowls and barks coming from Patti Smith on stage at the Wiltern on Friday, the bellowed cries of “free money!” “Gloria!” and “Pussy Riot!&...
| Apr 29, 2012
For years, L.A.-based author Lizzie Garrett Mettler thought "tomboy" was a dirty word.
"I was a definite tomboy when I was a kid," she says. "It was a nightmare for my parents to get me into a dress for a stretch of years."
As she became a teenager...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Queen guitarist Brian May has reignited talk of a long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic when he confirmed a shooting schedule and Sacha Baron Cohen’s participation as Mercury. While that information sinks in, think of Cohen, best known for his star-...
| Feb 5, 2010
| 4:34 AM
The Early Show Quarterback Drew Brees; Justin Bieber performs. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Jennie Garth; Melissa Gilbert. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Super Bowl recipes. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good......
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Dozens of musicians salute rock icon Bob Dylan in new Amnesty International tribute album. The "Chimes of Freedom" collection encompasses 75 recordings of songs written by Bob Dylan....
| Feb 12, 2010
| 9:34 PM
The week's biggest pop story isn't the "We Are the World" remake or the new Erykah Badu single -- even if it should be -- but the fallout from John Mayer's recent interview with veteran music writer Rob Tannenbaum in......
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Two of the four 2011 National Book Awards went to female African American writers from the south....
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Book artist Beatrice Coron explains her cut-up process at TED 2011....