| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:56 AM
If you live in Laguna Beach for any length of time, you start to take art for granted.
Everywhere you walk, there is art. Every weekend, there is some new exhibit. The byproduct of all this art is a certain amount of complacency.
That's not good if...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:30 AM
You're invited to a party. It's going to be fun, because it's being thrown by writer Chad Harbach, an editor of the literary magazine n+1, where he has been lightheartedly provocative. You're excited, because "MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
In a pre-Berlin announcement, Mark Manuel and Ted O'Neal's Kilburn Media has come on board as full financiers of the drama "The End of the Tour," starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg.
Foreign sales will be handled at the European Film Market by the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Jason Segel, who has made a career out of playing adorable goofy guys, will portray David Foster Wallace in an upcoming biopic, The Wrap reports.
Wallace was the author of the monumental novel "Infinite Jest" and has been described by The Times' David...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:04 PM
It's the holiday season, and let's say you're shopping for the sixth-grader in your life. Because you are a sensitive and loving being who wants this small person to grow up to be a sensitive and loving being, you want to give them a book, a book that...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:28 PM
1. Catch up on "Breaking Bad": 43 episodes to go. (No spoilers, please.)
2. Make it to page 39 of David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest.” (My record so far: page 38.)*
3. Find out what a “Kardashian” is....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:39 AM
The 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York will feature a roster of 103 names from around the country, organizers announced on Thursday. Several prominent artists from Los Angeles are on the list, including Karl Haendel, John Mason, Laura Owens and the late...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Los Angeles-based bookish tech startup Small Demons will close its doors Nov. 25, it has told publishers, unless a last-minute buyer is found. The U.K.'s Bookseller reports Small Demons had been in negotiations with an international buyer, but those talks...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday at age 66, was an author who created imaginary stories from the raw material of a real world in conflict. His audience seemed to grow exponentially as he conquered one media platform after another.
In his 1984 debut, "The...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Stanley Kauffmann, the longtime film and theater critic of The New Republic who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, has died. He was 97.
Kauffmann died from complications of pneumonia in New York. A tribute will be...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
I could tell you that I loved "The Portrait of a Lady," "War and Peace” and “Pride and Prejudice,” but, really, what's the point?
Among book lovers of my general description (female, 40-something, recovering English major) these books...