| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:11 PM
With Oscar nominating ballots out to Academy members and the deluge of top-10 lists perhaps on the downward slope, there's no time like now to start thinking about potential awards movies for next year. Which may be why on Friday 20th Century Fox posted...
| Aug 31, 2013
Commercial apple varieties mostly lack the intensity, complexity and idiosyncrasies of the finest older and specialty kinds, for which the prime season has just begun. It's a good time to review the most flavorful varieties that will be available at local...
| Nov 18, 2013
When Doris Lessing learned she had been chosen as the 2007 Nobel laureate in literature, her response was something less than joyous.
"I can't say I'm overwhelmed with surprise," she told reporters outside her London home as she emerged from a cab...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Chef and author Suzanne Goin will join Los Angeles Times food editor and columnist Russ Parsons to discuss Goin's new book "The A.O.C. Cookbook" on Wednesday at the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica.
Highlights from the book include recipes for...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:23 PM
A poll conducted by L.A. Fitness in December 2012 showed that the top New Year's resolution for 2013 was not the usual health-conscious promise to exercise more or to drink less. No, people wanted to read more books.
And read they did ... or at least,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:54 AM
All students at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have worn the Sorting Hat. It's a big deal. The tattered, brown topper magically divides the student body into members of different "houses" — Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Finland’s Helsinki-filmi production company said it will be making the authorized movie about the life and work of Tom of Finland, the Finnish artist famous for his groundbreaking erotic images of gay men.
The company said at the Toronto...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The Producers Guild of America announced the five documentary nominees for the PGA Awards.
The films are "A Place at the Table," a study of hunger in America; "Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story," about the children's book author and...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"The Golden Moments of Paris: A Guide to the Paris of the 1920s"
Museyon Guides, $19.95
Paris, especially the Paris between the two world wars, continues to resonate with many people around the globe. The city has had many golden ages but probably...
| Mar 16, 2013
The programming schedule for WonderCon 2013 is out, featuring panels for Guillermo del Toro's robots-versus-kaiju movie “Pacific Rim,” Joss Whedon's ......
| Jul 22, 2013
Chuck Palahniuk is penning a follow-up to his hit novel “Fight Club,” which was famously adapted into the 1999 David […]...