November 30, 2012 |
What was Publishers Weekly thinking? The trade journal has named author E.L. James the Publishing Person of the Year. An interview with James is forthcoming in its Monday issue. James, of course, is the author of the mega-selling erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed. " But she's not just the hottest thing to hit bestseller lists since Harry Potter -- she's an author who initially hit bestseller lists while working entirely outside of traditional publishing channels.
September 12, 1985 |
There were no ghostly votive candles, no eerie organ music, no shards of light piercing through dusty velvet curtains. Still, the place had a definite shrine-like quality: a feeling that excellence and expertise had lovingly coexisted here in James Beard's cluttered Greenwich Village kitchen. One sensed that in this well-used Cuisinart, with this proudly battered KitchenAid mixer, whimsy and creativity had been raised to the level of a serious, incontrovertible form of art.
May 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The FBI obtained a sealed search warrant to read a Fox News reporter's personal emails from two days in 2010 after arguing there was probable cause he had violated espionage laws by soliciting classified information from a government official, court papers show. In an affidavit, an FBI agent told a federal magistrate that the reporter had committed a crime when he asked a State Department security contractor, Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, to share secret material about North Korea in June 2009.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1991 |
Barry Gross, a real estate investor, will replace James (Buzz) Person on the city's Planning Commission beginning July 18. The City Council named Gross, 41, to replace Person, who has served the maximum of two four-year terms, earlier this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1998
Dozens of students and parents turned out Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a permanent parent center at Hollenbeck Middle School, one of 30 new centers that have opened in Los Angeles schools the last year.
December 3, 2012 |
L.A. Times book critic David L. Ulin saw "Gatz" this weekend. He's a longtime reader of F. Scott Fitzgerald (who isn't?) and we'll talk about what a play like "Gatz" means for literary adaptations. Join Ulin and me here Tue. at 10 a.m. "Gatz" is the faithful-to-the-word stage adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," which has just opened in Los Angeles. But it's hardly the only literary adaptation this season. There are a pile of films -- "Anna Karenina," "Life of Pi," "The Hobbit," "On the Road" -- that all try to bring beloved classics to life.