| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Author Aldous Huxley, a bracing intellectual, took LSD and mescaline a decade before they became popularized, influencing a future subculture....
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Charles McNulty reviews the Reprise Theatre Company revival of "Cabaret" at UCLA's Freud Playhouse...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Mark Swed looks at how Stravinsky's three decades in Los Angeles relate to Pacific Standard Time....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...