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  • With 'Top Hooker,' Animal Planet tries a new trick

    With 'Top Hooker,' Animal Planet tries a new trick
    OFF THE COAST OF SAN PEDRO -- Tricycles are rarely meant to be pedaled on the water, and if they are, they’re probably not meant to be fished from. Yet several miles out at sea, there were Chris Wright, Patrick Crawford and a number of other...
  • 'New Girl' writer David Iserson on his funny YA novel 'Firecracker'

    'New Girl' writer David Iserson on his funny YA novel 'Firecracker'
    David Iserson is used to writing for TV, with credits that include "United States of Tara," "Up All Night" and currently "New Girl"-- so he's become accustomed to all the ribbing that's built into the comedy environment. That's why the 35-year-old...
  • Children's books

    Children's books
    What Floats in a Moat? Lynne Berry. Illustrations by Matthew Cordell. Simon & Schuster, $17.99, ages 5-9 An eccentric goat and a chicken must deliver barrels of buttermilk to the queen, but a castle moat stands in their way. A little innovative...
  • 'Grimm': Silas Weir Mitchell on being a good big bad wolf

    'Grimm': Silas Weir Mitchell on being a good big bad wolf
    On NBC's "Grimm," Silas Weir Mitchell plays what is essentially the big bad wolf — albeit one who would much rather restore grandfather clocks than eat grandmothers. Mitchell, who may be known to viewers from popular stints on "Prison Break,"...
  • A mermaid, a fashion film, a bath bomb and 'The Great Gatsby' [Updated 4:37 p.m. May 10]

    A mermaid, a fashion film, a bath bomb and 'The Great Gatsby' [Updated 4:37 p.m. May 10]
    Members of L.A.’s film music elite mingled with weather-beaten eco-warrior sailors and neo Edwardian fashionistas amid costumes from Baz Luhrmann’s "The Great Gatsby" Tuesday night at the multi-textured unveiling of musician-arranger-...
  • Sun Myung Moon dies at 92; led controversial Unification Church

    Sun Myung Moon dies at 92; led controversial Unification Church
    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements to sweep America in the 1970s, has died. He was 92. Moon, who had been hospitalized with pneumonia...
  • Ernest Callenbach dies at 83; wrote environmental novel 'Ecotopia'

    Ernest Callenbach dies at 83; wrote environmental novel 'Ecotopia'
    Ernest "Chick" Callenbach, a film scholar and environmentalist who created a cult favorite in "Ecotopia," a 1975 novel that predicted with uncanny accuracy a world where recycling is commonplace, food is locally grown and energy comes from the sun, died...
  • Mike McGrady dies at 78; journalist behind sexy bestselling hoax

    Mike McGrady dies at 78; journalist behind sexy bestselling hoax
    In the summer of 1966, Newsday columnist Mike McGrady threw down the gauntlet to a trusted coterie of fellow journalists: Produce a novel so poorly written and relentlessly focused on sex that it would fly off bookstore shelves. Two dozen colleagues,...
  • Counter Intelligence: Umamicatessen in downtown L.A.

    Counter Intelligence: Umamicatessen in downtown L.A.
    Everyone knows that Langer's serves the best pastrami sandwich in town. Guidebooks say so. National magazines say so. The subway disgorges so many Langer's-bound fressers that it has sometimes been called the Pastrami Express. Many of us think Langer's...
  • ‘Speed Freak’ killer says a dozen more bodies are in ‘boneyard’

     
    'Speed Freak' serial killer Wesley Shermantine was briefly taken from death row to help investigators locate more victims and now says authorities missed the "boneyard" where as many as a dozen more bodies are buried....
  • 'Home invasion' at Ashton Kutcher residence a hoax, police say

     
    Los Angeles police said they are investigating a hoax connected to a reported home-invasion robbery call at a Hollywood Hills residence owned by actor Ashton Kutcher....