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SENTINEL STAFF WRITERFor Florida newcomer Roy Eberhardt, it's just one thing after another. If Roy weren't the new kid in school — again — then a bully named Dana Matherson wouldn't have smashed Roy's face against the school-bus window. And then he wouldn't have...
++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey (Harper: $26.95) Lives intertwine across Los Angeles. || 1 || || 2. || Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf: $25) U.S.-born children cope with their...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHighlights of Portland's annual literary event include presentations by award-winning authors, slam poetry by the champs of the genre and a children's stage with "Sesame Street's" Gordon, Roscoe Orman, and others. Among authors featured: Carl Hiaasen ("...
Administrator: Welcome to our online chat with Janet Fitch and Denise Hamilton. raul: hi Denise, how do you research your books? ellen Ulken: Janet, At what stage in life did you know you wanted to be a writer? Denise Hamilton: I was a Los Angeles...
Driving me around Las Vegas almost a decade ago, zydeco music blaring from his car stereo, Hal Rothman promised me he'd leave town when its population hit 2 million. He didn't make it. Fast-growing Clark County is closing in on 1.7 million, but Rothman...
Zap2It.comMiddle schoolers can learn a thing or two about civil disobedience and the music of Jimmy Buffet from the family film "Hoot," based on the book by Carl Hiaasen. Despite that acclaimed subject material and a capable young cast, director Will Shriner is...
Times Staff WriterA decade or so ago, I went with my father to a Friday night concert in a Cape Cod town. It was August, and the village green — an expanse of grass stretching off Main Street — was packed with vacationers and locals, all eating hot dogs and...
The Swampby Katie Fretland The governor of Florida, who pundits have mentioned as a potential running mate for John McCain on the presidential ticket, talks about the veepstakes, tanning (or lack therof) and love in a new interview with The New......
There's much talk -- too much, if you ask some people -- about how to make sure young people will read books in our technological age. Heartening results come by way of the young adult section in bookstores (cf. Rowling, J.K. and Meyer, Stephenie) which...
Tags: Adults, Television Industry, Crime (genre), Crimes, Death
The Associated PressSANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- Florida's southwest coast has bargains to offer the budget-minded traveler, much more than just "early bird" dinners and 2-for-1 happy hours. Shells by the zillions, exotic birds, gentle manatees surfacing like huggable air...
Times Staff WriterA small but devoted group of cruise aficionados wouldn't book a trip on a big ship -- even if you offered them free shore excursions or an upgrade to a stateroom on the top deck. Not for them the swimming pools, floor shows and shopping arcades of...
TIMES STAFF WRITER"Big Trouble" has been in nothing but big trouble. Not for what it is but for a situation it inadvertently found itself enmeshed in that it's now trying to escape. "Big Trouble" is a pleasant diversion, a lightly amusing criminal comedy with a plot so...
Tags: Jason Lee, Entertainment, Dennis Farina, Dave Barry, Periodicals
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