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Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesThis week we got word that British Mensa had accepted 3-year-old Alice Amos as the youngest member of the organization ......
John Grisham and Tom Clancy in the same house? It’s possible, if newly confirmed merger talks between the publishers of the mega-authors are confirmed. Pearson, which owns Clancy publisher Penguin Group, issued a statement Thursday saying that it...
Tags: Book, Authors, Bankruptcy, John Grisham, Amazon.com Inc.
On the surface, Cate Blanchett would seem to be the least Chekhovian human being on the planet. No idle longing for Moscow for this international stage and screen star, whose frequent flier mileage must have broken the million mark since she and her...
Mel Stuart had firmly established himself as an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker in the 1960s when his daughter Madeline, a big fan of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," insisted he turn the popular children's book into a movie....
Culture Monster"Matilda the Musical" and the play "Collaborators" were the big winners at the Olivier Awards on Sunday. A revival of "Anna Christie," starring Jude Law, was also honored....
"Does she or doesn't she?" — the innuendo-filled catchphrase for Clairol from 1956 easily could have been conceived by "Mad Men's" Don Draper. It was not, of course, but rather was penned by one of the few female copywriters of her day. Jane Maas,...
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24 FramesThe week's lineup includes Golden Globe foreign language nominees, a comedian's film festival and a sneak preview of the new action thriller "The Grey."...
Culture Monster"Ghost" and "Matilda" are among the nominees for this year's Olivier Awards, the highest theater honor in Britain. The nominations were announced Thursday in London....
Abarat Absolute Midnight Clive Barker Joanna Cotler/HarperCollins, $24.99, ages 13 and up In the third installment of this lavish series, a teen girl is menaced by a powerful sorceress in a mystical fantasy world. The Annotated Peter Pan J.M....
Jacket CopyDuff McKagan, Guns N' Roses bassist from 1985 to 1997, has written an autobiography, set to be released Oct. 4, "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)." And among his tales is his connection to "The Simpsons": Duff Beer. "A production......
Jacket CopyThe debate over who should pay to preserve Roald Dahl's writing shed is a hot topic in England....
Jacket CopyJules Feiffer and Norton Juster, illustrator and author of "The Phantom Tollbooth," talk about looking at things differently....
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