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America's Favorite Book Show To Leave Television? Publishing Industry, Stand Up And Save It!

Dick Guttman | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
Dick Guttman

Yes, the lauded national program about books, Barry Kibricks' Between the Lines which airs on 160 PBS stations, is now on the endangered list. Without new funding, this must-viewing show for book readers is down to its final three episodes.

Can the Broad Museum Threaten the Tate Modern?

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.20.2016 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

I got a sense of what "real" modern art can be by a brief visit to Tate Modern, not far from the Thames in London. I found a museum full of light and mechanics and cars and giant pianos hanging from ceilings. I think the real problem was American modern art.

Great Conversations: James Ellroy

Alex Simon | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Alex Simon

I interviewed James Ellroy, the great American noir novelist, at LA's venerable Pacific Dining Car in April 2001. We were there to discuss his latest book, The Cold Six Thousand, but wound up tackling a myriad of subjects over our three hour lunch.

Graveyard of Memories: A Talk With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.11.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler's John Rain novels are the "Tiffany" of assassin-oriented, suspense thrillers. The recently released Graveyard of Memories is a prequel t...

Getting The Small-Screen Treatment

Posted 04.26.2013 | TV

You haven't seen the last of "L.A. Confidential." According to Deadline, James Ellroy -- who wrote the original 1997 film starring Kevin Spacey, Ru...

James Franco's Next Project

Posted 01.22.2013 | Entertainment

Ever the busy man, actor/director/author/teacher/poet James Franco has announced his next project. "We're going to do 'American Tabloid' by James E...

Movie Review: Woody Harrelson Makes Rampart a Must See

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.20.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Woody Harrelson's tour de force performance in Rampart is reminiscent of Oscar winner Denzel Washington's in Training Day.

Woody Harrelson Unplugged: Rampart's Feminist Agenda

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.16.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Harrelson's testosterone-fueled performance illustrates this Maui-based actor's ferocity, playing a character very little like his green (he grows his own produce), peace-loving, pot-smoking self.

Movie review: Rampart

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having teamed up for the emotionally demanding The Messenger, filmmaker Oren Moverman and actor Woody Harrelson join forces again for Rampart, a seari...

A Horrifying Satire of Hollywood Returns

Brian Joseph Davis | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Brian Joseph Davis

The Late Great Creature has been reissued and Brock Brower's hardboiled, horror-themed wit might finally find a new audience. It's at the very least found me.

Actor Josh Hartnett Toys With Swordplay in Bunraku and Lives to Discuss It

Brad Balfour | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Through Bunraku, an archly-stylized swordplay fantasy, Josh Hartnett returns to the genre spotlight. This computer-enhanced tale revolves around a "Man with No Name," and draws heavily on Samurai and Western tropes in an alternate-world dystopia.

Literary Love Letters To Los Angeles

Posted 09.07.2011 | Home

From Flavorwire: A while back we did a post on literary love letters to NYC, but we knew at some point we should honor the entertainment capital of...

NY Magazine: The 20 Most Anticipated Books For The Fall

New York Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Our most anticipated fiction and nonfiction of fall....

L.A. Times Festival Of Books: The Stars Come Out To Celebrate Books (PHOTOS)

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coggins

To my mind, the two authors at the festival who best represented where the industry has been and where it could be headed were Herman Wouk and Dave Eggers.

The Susan Boyle Story And Why We Love Rags-To-Riches Authors

The Millions | Tat Jana Soli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It has come to my attention that a favorite interview question for authors, especially debut authors, is what you did before you were a published. The...

NYR: Fever Dreams of Your FBI

The New York Review of Books | Norman Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Norman Rush The New York Review of Books Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy Knopf, 640 pp., $28.95 1. James Ellroy's astonishing creation, the Underwo...

The Shelf Talker: Butterscotch, and Prairie Home Companion

Kevin Smokler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Smokler

Never mind TST would watch Lynn Freed read the back of a soup can. Give her 10 minutes and she'd have that soup can speaking Dutch and flirting with a bag of soda crackers. Simply one of the classiest acts in contemporary literature. Makes you feel smarter just hanging around.

Writers Are Assholes

Dennis Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dennis Perrin

There are few hells more tormenting than hanging with other writers. We are an insecure, egocentric, petty, envious breed who enjoy spreading pain, hoping to maximize it for ourselves.