| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:01 PM
If you're looking for the macabre side of Europe, skip the hokey rip-off "torture museums" and visit a cemetery — they're authentic, artsy and oozing with history. In honor of Halloween, here is a list of some of my favorites.
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Sep 27, 2011
| 7:13 AM
With a timbre suggestive of Billie Holiday and an intimate style of phrasing that needs only the subtlest twist of a syllable to hook a listener, Madeleine Peyroux has cleared a distinctive path in today's jazz world.
That path does not include a lot...
| Dec 18, 2011
Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in bayside bars on the West African island nation of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy Award in 2004 after she finally took her music to stages around the world, died Saturday. She was 70.
| Jan 17, 2009
| 4:22 PM
I think we all owe sean a vote of thanks for bringing this review to our attention under the Malbecs and Rosina Gourmet post. EL .........
| Oct 25, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Halloween still is a few days off, but for the Cuban chanteuse Omara Portuondo, Friday night's concert at UCLA's Royce Hall was an occasion for marking an early Thanksgiving. Hip-swiveling her way onstage as if she were hoofing it up......
| Feb 11, 2008
The sweeping World War II romance "Atonement" won Britain's top film honors on Sunday.
The movie, which won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film and is nominated for seven Oscars, went into the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall vying for 14...
| Feb 13, 2008
Random notes on the blissfully strike-free Oscars as less than a week of voting remains and there is evidence of some races tightening:
One race that isn't is best picture, where a gallant attempt by "Michael Clayton" to overtake apparent leader "No...
| Feb 24, 2008
TO glance at the Academy Award nominees for lead actor is to get a quick but thorough lesson in the major themes that dominated American movies last year. Almost to a man, Daniel Day-Lewis, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Tommy Lee Jones and Viggo...
| Feb 24, 2008
No one messes with the Oscars.
The Academy Awards have been as certain as the sunrise. Ceremonies may have been postponed, but the show has gone on despite wars, assassinations and the fickleness of Mother Nature.
This year, the Writers Guild of America...
| Feb 24, 2008
| 9:40 PM
Best picture: "No Country for Old Men"
Ultimately, it came down to a selection between "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood," a choice that in recent weeks seemed to take on an almost Red State-Blue State, science versus evolution, Beatles...