Many of us grew up reading "Goodnight Moon" with the cow jumping over the moon and the red balloon. But in our tech-heavy world, you wonder if you'd still be able say good night to the old lady whispering "hush" or the bowl of mush.
Still looking for gifts for the little ones in your life? Maybe a book? Children's librarian Mara Alpert has suggestions on her favorite books of the year.
You know these photos: Whoopi Goldberg in a bathtub of milk. Demi Moore naked and pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair. John Lennon curled around Yoko Ono.
The world lost one of its most noted contrarians yesterday. Christopher Hitchens, the opinionated essayist, master debater and journalistic devil's advocate, succumbed to esophageal cancer last night. Larry spoke with Hitchens in 2007 about his book "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything." We revisit that conversation in which Hitchens characteristically challenged the world's dominant sacred cows and delved into what brought meaning to his life. We also invite resident skeptic, Michael Shermer, on the program to share some drinking stories he had with Hitchens.
German Shepherd dogs cut into the shape of nimble birds, men with squid and moose heads – welcome to the world of artist Lou Beach. Now, the collagist and long-time illustrator transfers his surrealist imagery into literature. Beach's first published fiction, "420 Characters," presents a series of personal Facebook status updates, pithy shorts that follow fantastical plot lines and quirky characters.
For the last 40 years, Los Angeles-based poet Wanda Coleman has written about the L.A. she loves — and hates. The University of Pittsburgh Press has just published her 19th book, looking at her life in Southern California.
Organizers of the prestigious Guadalajara International Book Fair raise their tent at the Los Angeles Convention Center tomorrow through Sunday for the first time. The book fair will feature author talks and booths filled with novels, children’s books and self-help titles from the Spanish-speaking world’s biggest publishers.
The Huntington Library is wrapping up a colorful exhibit about the late L.A. writer Charles Bukowski. The library is the permanent home of his manuscripts and artwork. Bukowski’s San Pedro home may become a living literary archive to the hard drinking, hard-living poet.
Mystery writer Joe Gores - a former San Francisco private investigator whose books include "Hammett," "Come Morning" and "Spade & Archer" - has died at age 79.
A weeklong series of events paying tribute to author Ray Bradbury in connection with his 90th birthday begins tonight with a staged reading of "The Better Part of Wisdom" at the Writers Guild of America, West headquarters in the Fairfax District.