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Literature finds a new online home


The Los Angeles Times Festival of books this weekend was a cornucopia for young people interested in beginning a career in the publication of literature. During a conversation at the Salvatori Computer Science Center on Sunday afternoon, several dozens of festival-goers learned about the world of publishing as “The Technological Frontier.” Los Angeles Times contributor […]

Festival of Books to offer something for everyone


The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has arrived, the time of year where literature nerds can come together and freak out over their passion for all things crafted with language. Authors, publishers, professors, journalists, performers and chefs alike come together to celebrate the written word in a two-day festival that draws out even the […]

Nonfiction engages entertaining realities


With all of the buzz surrounding new fiction releases such as Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life and upcoming titles such as Dan Brown’s Inferno, it’s easy to lose track of another important facet of the literary world: nonfiction. Though debates about the values of nonfiction and fiction have yielded no concrete results — it’s nearly […]

Fantasy, sci-fi push artistic boundaries


With the upcoming premieres of The Host and Game of Thrones, fans of science fiction and fantasy are prepared to see some of literature’s hottest titles portrayed on the screen. Whatever your opinions on Stephenie Meyer or George R. R. Martin, it’s undeniable that the fantasy and science fiction genres have a large market for […]

Personal perspectives ultimately define great literature


With spring break quickly approaching, many Trojans will shelve their difficult course material in favor of a trashy beach read. As they dig their toes into the sand and try to forget about the stress of midterm hell, enjoying a mindless bestseller seems like the perfect way to take a break from hardcore literary analysis […]

New media redefines the art of journaling


As the so-called Digital Age begins to pick up speed, the private art of putting pen to paper seems almost antiquated. Sharing your thoughts on the latest political development is as easy as sending out a mass tweet, and real-time Facebook status updates add a dimension of unparalleled accuracy to the chronicling of daily events. […]