| May 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
SHOREbar is soft-opening Saturday in Santa Monica....
| May 30, 2012
| 5:35 AM
The necessity for — and the rich possiblities of — a gay and lesbian film festival might easily be grasped by viewing Vito, the documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz about Vito Russo, author of The Celluloid Closet, the acclaimed study of...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 11:34 AM
"The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography"
By Selina Hastings Random House, Inc., 640 pages, $35
In 1953 Sir Gerald Kelly, the President of the Royal Academy, organized a dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to that august...
| Feb 17, 2010
"The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University"
By Louis Menand
W. W. Norton & Company, $24.95, 174 pages
In "A Single Man" Tom Ford's ethereal adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel, Colin Firth plays an...
| Dec 23, 2009
We're always looking for those performances that truly define an actor, where we can sit back and simply watch the talent soar. For Colin Firth, "A Single Man" is that film.
Until now probably best known for his work in the "Bridget Jones" films -- the...
| Jan 18, 2009
It seemed like an ordinary shopping expedition: two gay men wandering the aisles of a San Francisco Baby Gap in search of a neo-preppy look for their tousle-haired tyke. An adorable attention-grabber, the little fella with the thin neck and long arms...
| Apr 5, 2009
For most people, spending time with a violent, Tabasco-guzzling Oregon anarchist, a teenage member of the Aryan Brotherhood, opera-loving lawyers whose dog fatally mauled an innocent woman and an eternally wired, drugged-out Hollywood agent would not be...
| Jul 12, 2009
"Have you ever tried Okinawan sake?"
It wasn't a question. Not the way the giant Korean dude said it. Not the way he and his band of long-haired, tattooed, well-armed friends stood around grinning like something fun was about to happen, like the haole...
| Sep 12, 2010
Fall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom...
| May 30, 2010
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
Random House: 640 pp., $35
The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
| Jul 3, 2008
So much art, so little time. How to best navigate the Los Angeles gallery and museum scene? Here are critic's previews, openings and continuing shows for the week beginning Thursday, June 26.
Christopher Knight, Times Art Critic