| Oct 31, 2008
Founded in 1856, London's National Portrait Gallery is a place where the people in the pictures, not the pictures themselves, are what count. The museum's website explains: "The National Portrait Gallery was established with the criteria that the...
| Feb 15, 2009
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Associate by John Grisham (Doubleday : $27.95) A dark secret forces a law school graduate to take a job at a corrupt law firm that could cost him his life. || 1 ||
|| 2. || Diary of a...
| Nov 16, 2008
Words & Ideas
Greg Hise Aloud at Central Library presents "Ground Truth: How We Talk About Los Angeles and Why This Matters," a conversation between the urban historian and D.J. Waldie, author of "Holy Land." www.aloudla.org. Richard J. Riordan...
| Apr 5, 2009
Clean-cut, wholesome and decidedly demure. Look at the ultra-Disneyfied costumes in this month's "Hannah Montana" movie and you'll see the latest reflection of the accelerating shift toward more parent-friendly tween fashions.
Forget Britney-era bling...
| Nov 21, 2009
The photograph of Andre Agassi on the cover of "Open," his just-published autobiography, was taken by Martin Schoeller, an Annie Leibovitz disciple. The book begins with a quote from Vincent van Gogh; Barbra Streisand is thanked in the acknowledgments....
| Nov 15, 2009
It remains the most famous sports action photograph of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali looms over Sonny Liston, whose arms are splayed, before Ali retains the heavyweight championship in 1965.
Longtime Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer snapped...
| Oct 27, 2009
LONG BEACH -- Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, photographer Annie Leibovitz and Elizabeth Edwards are among the newsmakers and opinion leaders scheduled to take part in The Women's Conference 2009 Tuesday at the Long Beach Convention Center....
| Sep 16, 2009
Jim Carroll, who died Friday of a heart attack at 60 in Manhattan, was a legend by the time he was 13. That's when the poet Ted Berrigan took him to visit Jack Kerouac, who took a look at some of Jim's writing and said, "Jim Carroll writes better prose...
| Jan 8, 2010
Tiger Woods is the not only the most hated guy, not just in sports, but possibly the entire planet right now. The only 2 contenders being Jon Gosselin and Gilbert Arenas (didn't the old-school Pacers play with guns in the locker room at the Fairgrounds...