Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott not only defied the odds of becoming a Major League pitcher but challenged the impossible by throwing a no-hitter.
Is it religion’s dearth or presence that contributes to the country’s political gridlock? Or could it be possible that the answer is neither of the above?
Dan Rather served as the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, and the divorce wasn’t pretty.
Fuentes was one of the premiere and most prolific authors in the Spanish language. Along with his contemporaries, Fuentes shone a global spotlight on Latin American culture.
Organizers of Latin America’s largest Spanish-language book fair in Guadalajara open a 200-exhibitor fair in Los Angeles through Sunday.
As part of a contest for the Lea LA Spanish-language book festival taking place this weekend, a mother writes to her infant daughter about why it's important for her to pass along her language and her culture.
Journalist and humorist Joel Stein talks to KPCC about his newly-published book about trying – really hard – to become a man.
Skull and Bones, Freemasons, Bohemian Grove, the California Club—you hear that this or that is the world’s most exclusive club. This one really is.
Seth Grahame-Smith is a best-selling author and screenwriter. In his books, he takes historical figures or works of classic literature and mashes them up with zombies and vampires. Now, he's releasing a a new novel, titled "Unholy Night." It re-imagines the birth of Jesus Christ from the point-of-view of the Three Wise Men ... as an action movie.
Sony’s Walkman and Apple’s iPod are the two most famous gadgets that put a person’s record collection in their pocket, allowing us to walk around with our own personal life soundtrack.
New York Times bestselling writer Christopher Moore, author of 11 novels, returns with a tale of love, mystery and art in his new book “Sacré Bleu,” translated from French to English as “sacred blue.
The Grimm Brothers published their famed book of fairy tales 200 years ago, which included classics like Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. The Los Angeles Public Library is celebrating the book with a new exhibit at the Central Library downtown.
In 1964, director Robert Wise created a family that the whole world fell in love with – the von Trapps.
The LA Times Festival of Books comes to USC this weekend. Madeleine talks with book critic and Libros Schmibros founder David Kipen about what to expect from the 'Coachella of books.'
Love, men and cheating
The world of film is synonymous with the city of Los Angeles and the narrative the industry creates informs the reputation of the city itself.