| Jul 15, 2010
| 4:35 PM
David Mitchell, a prize-winning literary novelist with strong experimental credentials, enters the L.A. Times bestseller list this week at No. 2 with his new novel, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet." The De Zoet (pronounced "de-Zoot") of the title.....
| Mar 14, 2010
Aerial photographer Bill Dewey can never forget the exhilaration he felt on his first airplane ride as a boy, flying among the clouds high above the Borrego Desert. "The magic of flying is astonishing," said Dewey of that initial flight courtesy of his...
| Jun 13, 2010
" New York is so over," says Bret Easton Ellis, sitting behind the glass-topped desk in his home office. "Who cares about New York? L.A. is where it's at right now."
Outside the windows of his high-rise, hillside apartment, Los Angeles appears serene,...
| Jun 6, 2010
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad."
The Clock Without a...
| May 15, 2010
Edward G. Uhl, former president of Fairchild Industries who was co-inventor of the M1 bazooka during World War II, died Sunday of heart failure at an assisted living facility in Easton, Md. He was 92.
Uhl, pronounced "Yule," served as a regular officer...
| Mar 13, 2011
Sam Chwat was a master of accents who taught Robert De Niro to talk like an Appalachian ex-convict, Olympia Dukakis to talk like a Holocaust survivor and Peter Boyle to talk like a bigot from the Deep South. A modern-day Henry Higgins, he also trained...
| Apr 2, 2011
Country music singer-songwriter
Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...
| Apr 28, 2011
Shortly before Daniel Hernandez moved from L.A. to Mexico to write a book about its roiling capital, a friend gave him an order. "I don't want to see you back from Mexico City until it's physically altered you, until you are different," Hernandez was...
| May 15, 2011
Words & Ideas
April Dammann: The author of "Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl, Art Dealer as Impresario" will discuss and sign her new book. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.
Betty White: The Emmy-winning actress...
| Apr 29, 2011
Country music fans may well experience déjà vu in the desert for the 2011 Stagecoach festival. All this year's headliners are making return appearances, with Kenny Chesney topping a Stagecoach bill for the third time come Saturday.
"We'd have him every...
| Oct 10, 2007
If you haven't been following our Dust-Up on China engagement with Joseph Farah and Andrés Martinez, here's a sample from Tuesday's exchange. Said Farah:
I'm a fan of imports from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. I think most Americans are. These countries...