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Ray Bradbury

Five Books About Ray Bradbury

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 08.21.2014 | Books
Steven Paul Leiva

An author of his genius, his very individual voice, achieves an immortality -- or at least a vastly longer than normal lifespan. And to read his novels and short stories is to know Ray.

Is Every Friggin' Person in America Writing a Novel?

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
Steven Paul Leiva

Is every friggin' person in America writing a novel? Yes, absolutely, every friggin' person in America is writing a novel or so it can seem and so drives me to such an outrageous hyperbole.

A Chat With Roger Corman: 60 Years of Filmmaking and Still Going Strong

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

With credits dating back to 1954, Roger Corman has one of Hollywood's longest running careers, and every step of the way has fearlessly pioneered ideas in filmmaking, through all of new media's many definitions over the decades.

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Hammers 'Fahrenheit 451 Democrats'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) criticized the push for a constitutional amendment on regulating campaign cash Tuesday, deriding "Fahrenheit 451...

Sci-Fest Chills and Thrills at LA's Acme Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Unfolding like exquisite, lost Twilight Zone episodes, Sci-Fest is a theatre festival unafraid to journey into the bleakest, most gut-wrenching corners of human nature to the sheer delight of the thoroughly mind-bended audience.

Ray Harryhausen: An Appreciation

Lois Metzger | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lois Metzger

Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion animation genius who learned his craft from Willis O'Brien, the man who invented King Kong, died a year ago, on May 7, 2013, at the age of 92.

The Novel That Predicted the Facebook Wall -- 60 Years Ago

Oliver Tearle | Posted 11.23.2013 | Books
Oliver Tearle

In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury predicted a raft of later technological developments, among them flat-screen televisions, iPod earbuds, Bluetooth headsets, ATMs, and rolling news -- even the Facebook "wall."

12 Inspirational Ray Bradbury Quotes

Posted 08.22.2013 | Books

Today would have been Ray Bradbury's 93rd birthday. Though Bradbury died last year on June 5, the literary great lived a very full life. In 1992, ...

A Boy And His Dog: A Conversation with Harlan Ellison, Plus Exclusives from Gary Lucas, Donovan Woods and Balcony TV

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to The New York Times, Gary Lucas is "a guitarist with a global guitar" and The New Yorker says he's "the thinking man's guitar hero." Introducing his new album Cinefantastique is the artist with a few words about the project.

Raoul Peter Mongilardi's Next To The Gods Is Science Fiction's Next Great Literary Series

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Xaque Gruber

Centered around a highly advanced humanoid alien race known as the Aurocearians, victims of a devastating blow when the titular Gods (a mercurial bunch), angry with the race's arrogant behaviors, curses them by vaporizing every female hindering any hope for breeding. So what is a cursed race to do?

Musical Duo From Planet Mawama Saves Comatose Earth

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

My Woshin Mashin sounds like a goofy name. For Hugo Simons and his wife, Bibi Tulin, it's a name the electronic duo created for their band. They came up with it by using what they call their mythical language, known as Mawamian, mingled with English.

Ray Bradbury's Favorite Bookshop

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 07.16.2013 | Books
Steven Paul Leiva

When a great American author recommends a bookstore to you, you would be well-advised to listen. When he does it with enthusiasm and passion, which was the only way Ray Bradbury ever did anything, you would be well-advised not just to listen, but to take note.

First Kisses of Rock + Lit

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

Radio Silence is full of great writers chronicling musically-induced epiphanies and musicians recounting ecstasies bred by verse and prose. Fans of both will feel giddy at this blurring of the lines between artist and audience.

The Invisible Lighthouse: An Illuminating Chat With Thomas Dolby

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

"I am really strongly influenced by my environment, by where I am in the world, where I'm working, places I travel to, and the weather, and the atmosphere in general. So that's what makes the music cinématic, I think."

Does Eric Garcetti Have the Aesthetic Chops to be Mayor of L.A.?

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 04.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Steven Paul Leiva

Sensitivity to aesthetics and the arts does not a good mayor make. But I believe that sensitivity to aesthetics and the arts can make a good mayor better. This is my hope for Eric Garcetti if he goes the distance and becomes the next mayor of Los Angeles.

Future Science: Using 3-D Worlds To Visualize Data

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

CHICAGO -- Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing s...

Dog Time

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I am not claiming that owning a dog will teach your child something noble, like responsibility, although perhaps it will. But, for those of us who are prone to observe the fleeting nature of our lives, owning a dog places you firmly in the present. Call it "dog time."

Back to Square One: The Story of Ray Bradbury Square in Los Angeles

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 02.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Steven Paul Leiva

In honor of Ray Bradbury's 90th birthday on August 22nd, the Los Angeles City declared "Ray Bradbury Week." Despite failing health, Ray was able to attend most of the events. Sadly, they were his last public appearances.

Why Do We Like Dystopian Novels?

Dave Astor | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

War. Death. Despair. Oppression. Environmental ruin. Yup, when it comes to demoralizing literature, dystopian novels have it all! Yet many of us love this genre, and there are good reasons we do.

When Ray Bradbury Fell In Love With Books

Posted 10.02.2012 | Books

Excerpted from The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. Introduction © 2012 by Ray Bradbury, Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt...

Dandelion Wine

David Sable | Posted 11.03.2012 | Media
David Sable

One of my favorite books about summer and its rites and rituals is Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. I highly recommend it, no matter if you are, like me, ending summer or if you are in a part of the world where summer and its joys are looming.

Marcus Baram

Ray Bradbury's FBI File

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books

Late science-fiction legend Ray Bradbury was actively investigated by the FBI during the 1960s for suspected Communist leanings, according to FBI file...

Remembering Ray Bradbury

Sam Weller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Books
Sam Weller

There, on a gracious green corner lot in West Los Angeles, where the mature palm trees rustle in the night wind and beads of dew gather on the ice plant, you can't miss it. The house. Even in the moonlight, the color, is unmistakable. The big, rambling house, is painted dandelion yellow.

Marc Zicree's Sci-Fi Spectacle, Space Command, Blasts Off

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.28.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Zicree's Space Command has already gone where no film project has gone before, setting a record as the fastest film ever funded on Kickstarter.

Ray Bradbury and the Lyricism of the Strange

Brad Schreiber | Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

You don't imitate someone like Ray Bradbury. And you don't edit him. At best, you adapt him and you hew as closely as possible to his lyricism of the strange.