| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:09 AM
"Adventures in time and space," the announcer intones. "Told in future tense!" There is a gong, a pause, and then: "Dimension X!" followed by an echo, "X! X! X!"
It's a cheesy introduction, but forgivable -- it was recorded in 1950. "Dimension X" was...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
This fall, when my students study "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," it won't be the same due to the passing of Maya Angelou last week.
Just as we all have to deal with the death of loved ones as we live our lives, an English teacher has to deal with...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Do authors leave a trace of their genius behind in the places where they've written? How about if they lived in a home for more than a half a century? If so, writers take note: Ray Bradbury's Los Angeles home could be yours.
For $1.495 million. That's...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Walter Roy Beery, an actor who appeared in numerous television shows but whose first love was the theater, died at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on April 6 from complications of lymphoma. He was 75.
Beery supported himself by working as a film broker...
| Apr 18, 2014
Sleep is so essential a human function that it constantly crops up in conversation, songs and idioms. "I'm So Tired," John Lennon crooned. "I'm dog-tired," the expression goes. In some way or another, it's always on our minds.
"No one should sleep on...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Ray Bradbury’s home of more than 50 years, where he did much of his writing, is on the market in Cheviot Hills at $1.495 million.
The traditional home, built in 1937, features vaulted ceilings, a brick fireplace in the living room, wainscoting and...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:15 AM
This post has been corrected. See the note below.
Quinn Emmett is a Los Angeles-based actor and a screenwriter. But he has also, perhaps surprisingly, found himself as the editor and publisher of the Fog Horn, a new digital literary magazine. Publishing...
| Mar 7, 2014
There's not much to see on the northeast corner of Wabash and Superior in downtown Chicago these days. Just a fenced-in private parking lot threatening, UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED. But that sign should be replaced with a plaque, because 100 years...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:02 AM
Imagine a world in which children brutally slay demons in order to survive, knowing that when they grow up, they'll […]...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:50 AM
It is not hard to know what American publisher, bookseller and editor Frederic Melcher had in mind when he proposed the creation of an annual award for the year's best children's book: "To encourage original creative work in the field of books for...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Film critic Stanley Kauffmann, who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, died of pneumonia Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital in New York. He was 97.
His death was announced by the New Republic, the politics and...