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AP National WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Michael Chabon had long been mystified by that Bob Dylan lyric about "midnight's broken toe." The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, the keynote speaker Wednesday at the annual induction ceremony of the American Academy of Arts and...
ReutersNEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters) - Singer Bob Dylan was made an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, joining the ranks of leading writers, composers and artists in the prestigious 115-year-old group. Henry Cobb, the president of the...
The 33rd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes will be presented in a public ceremony Friday night at USC’s Bovard Auditorium. The awards are given in 10 categories, including biography, current interest, first fiction and adult literature. In...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesWesteros came to Hollywood on Tuesday night with “Game of Thrones” stars Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Richard Madden and Nikolaj ......
It's a big day for prize announcements: The Literature Prize announced its formation and sponsor Wednesday at a news conference at the British Library in London. The idea for the prize came into being when a group of British intellectuals took umbrage...
Ben Katchor must be the most unlikely comics artist ever to do a newspaper strip. His "Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer," which debuted in 1988, has appeared in papers such as the Forward and the old New York Press, where I first discovered it; to...
This post has been updated; see below for details. The finalists for the 33rd L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday morning -- the complete list is below. In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards,...
Clement Clarke Moore is said to have died bitter that he would be remembered for "The Night Before Christmas," and not his massive scholarly works on religion and the classics. By contrast, Adam Mansbach is delighted to be risking a similar fate....
When it comes to events like the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn., there are knowns, unknowns and, already, mis-knowns. A photograph of Ryan Lanza circulated asserting he was the shooter, when in fact it was his brother, Adam Lanza. Their mother,...
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon ("The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay") reflected on 2012's cultural highlights and currents in a conversation from his home in Berkeley. What were your favorite books this year? I really loved my...
Every journalist's nightmare is the interview with the subject who responds to questions with one-sentence (or even one-word) answers. Fortunately, the writer Nathan Englander — who was in Chicago recently as the inaugural Crown Speaker Series...
The authors and screenwriters of "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Perks of Being a Wallflower" and "Silver Linings Playbook" have been nominated for the 25th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. Usually only five...
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