One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
Phil Pavel's parents begged him not to go to Northwestern University. They feared that, as the son of a gas-meter reader from Chicago's working-class South Side, he'd be uncomf ... More >>
www.pinkcakebox.comGoth nuptials of the decade: Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman get hitched (illustration, like that of Sea Monkees, is fanciful)
The nerdery on the interwebz is all aflutter with news that Boston's eyebrowless princess of musical theater Weimarlesque Amanda Palmer (formerly of ... More >>
Mark Baumer, a graduate student in the MFA program at Brown, has not yet become the next Michael Chabon. But he has gotten some attention for doing ideosyncratic things, which is arguably a better way of becoming a successful writer than getting an MFA. He recently decided to walk across America, an ... More >>
View more photos of superhero and comic book rarities in the "Golden Age of Comics" slideshow.
There is a pretty amazing collection at the Skirball Cultural Center's new exhibit "Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950." Some stuff on display just blew my mind, like ... More >>
But don't take our word for it. The National Book Critics Circle launched its inaugural Best Recommended List, compiled by polling its members, former book prize winners and finalists. (The NBCC's excellent blog is here: bookcriticscircle.blogspot.com/ )
Here are the lists they came up with, along ... More >>