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Times Staff WriterIN chocolate circles, it's often said that ganache reveals the true art of the chocolatier. Ganache, that creamy, silky, melt-in-your mouth blend of chocolate, cream and butter, is at the heart of many of the best artisan confections. And more and more...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAT THE Cannes Film Festival, there are tales of cat burglars, violent street fights, car robberies and even a pepper-sprayed mogul. But instead of events experienced on the big screen, they are real-life assaults on festival-goers, who often find...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterRemember Westwood? Before multiplexes changed film-going, fans stood in line for hours outside Westwood Village movie palaces to see such blockbusters as "The Exorcist." Before chain stores and Amazon wrested business from independent booksellers,...
WatchdogOn Day 4 of my Stan Verrett watch, it was interesting that WatchDog's favorite SportsCenter anchor used several old-school references - this from a guy who worried over the weekend that I was too un-hip demographically to get some of......
WatchdogOn the late SportsCenter Tuesday, Barry Melrose's report from the Stanley Cup Finals was followed by the news John Tortorella had been fired by the Tampa Bay Lightning, but no mention was made of Melrose reportedly being a strong candidate......
WatchdogRandom Tuesday morning musings: 1. Good line on late SportsCenter from John Anderson, after a clip of Andy Reid, complete with flaming, swept-up hat hair and scary late-December stubble: "Spitting image of the Heat Miser." 2. Good line on late......
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WatchdogMy Super Bowl pick: Cardinals 33, Steelers 17. Click below for the selections of ESPN personnel, 22 of whom went with Pittsburgh, seven of whom went with the correct team.......
During last week's Met Opera broadcast, baritone Thomas Hampson was sharing his career conclusions about opera: It's not about the plotline, he said. It's about the dilemma. Likewise the cinema of Wong Kar-wai, who has managed to become one of the world'...
Zap2It.comGet ready for another summer of Big Balls and people falling into mud: ABC has picked up "Wipeout" for a second season. The show, which has been a surprise hit this summer, features 24 people competing for a $50,000 prize by running through an extreme...
Special to The TimesShow of hands, please: Does anyone want to see an amiable romantic dramedy by a maker of sobering religious documentaries? Yes, actually, you do. Oren Rudavsky, whose previous work includes "Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust,"...
A film almost impossible to review without giving everything away — especially everything that's wrong — "Dark Matter" is elegantly directed by the debuting Chen Shi-Zheng. It features several superb performances (Meryl Streep, Liu Ye). And it...
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In the hours after his death, Ronald Reagan was remembered around the globe, by friends and former foes, as the American president who changed the world by winning the Cold War. To many people in Eastern Europe, freed when the Berlin Wall came down...
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