Sean J. O'Connell

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  • 2 months ago

    Author Nick Hornby struck a chord with solipsistic young men with his mid-’90s novel High Fidelity, and went on to become one of the most popular English writers in America. Nearly 20 years later, Hornby is still going strong. He adapted th...

  • 2 months ago

    Internationally recognized authority on comics and visual communication, Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work (Understanding Comics.) Now he vaults into fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work. In The Sculptor, M...

  • 3 months ago

    Movie nerds are not hard to come by in L.A.. Valets in this town can list the complete works of Robert Altman. Those valets should head to the Big 10-Year Anniversary Movie Trivia Contest at the Aero for a chance to win free tickets for a year and...

  • 3 months ago

    The Fleischer brothers started their eponymous animation studio in New York at just about the same time that more famous fella with the mouse did. But rather than rely on wise-cracking animals, the Fleischers hit it big with Betty Boop, Koko the C...

  • 3 months ago

    Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? The America Under Surveillance Hammer Forum will address all manner of menacing acronyms when journalist Julia Angwin and author James Bamford sit down to confirm your worst fears. Angwin spent more than ...

  • 4 months ago

    The open road and its seemingly infinite, flat expanses are irresistible to lead-footed dreamers — for about five hours. Nearly 2,500 miles long, Route 66 was the main cross-country route between Chicago and Los Angeles and boasted hundreds of opp...