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  • Director Jean-Jacques Annaud Presents 'Wolf Totem'

    Most French film folk have come to Cannes from Paris. Director Jean-Jacques Annaud came from Ulaghai, Inner Mongolia. You would expect no less from Annaud, a helmer who shot "The Lover" in Vietnam, Brad Pitt starrer "Seven Years in Tibet" partly in...
  • Nguyen Chi Thien dies at 73; poet, Vietnamese prisoner

    The poet was a familiar figure, striding through Little Saigon, sipping tea, sharing wisdom, his head covered with his trademark fedora. He liked to read through the night, not too tired to dissect a bit of homeland politics. He lived simply, renting...
  • Chris Marker dies at 91; avant-garde French filmmaker

    Chris Marker dies at 91; avant-garde French filmmaker
    Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard as an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st...
  • Carlos Fuentes dies at 83; Mexican novelist

    If Carlos Fuentes could have invented the perfect character to star in one of his novels, he might have come up with a protagonist named Carlos Fuentes. That character would be a glamorous global citizen who was born in Panama as a diplomat's son, then...
  • Jacques Barzun dies at 104; helped found field of cultural history

    Jacques Barzun, a courtly French American scholar with a bracing knowledge of Western civilization who helped found the field of cultural history and in his 90s wrote the epic if improbable bestseller "From Dawn to Decadence," has died. He was 104....
  • Nagisa Oshima dies at 80; iconoclastic Japanese filmmaker

    Nagisa Oshima, an iconoclastic Japanese director and screenwriter best known in the West for the sexually explicit films “In the Realm of the Senses” and “Empire of Passion,” died Tuesday at a hospital near Tokyo, his production...
  • Fun summer cocktails to float your boat

    Fun summer cocktails to float your boat
    You know summer's nearly here when your cocktail looks like a snow cone. Or a lassi. Or an ice cream float. Or a fruity soda pop that comes in a glass bottle, complete with bubbles and twist-off cap. A wave of new cocktails that hew toward the playful...
  • Trice: Woodlawn's Experimental Station market succeeds

    Trice: Woodlawn's Experimental Station market succeeds
    A couple of decades ago, in another incarnation, the industrial building that is Woodlawn's Experimental Station was a dark and brooding drop-off recycling center. Now brick, steel, concrete and wood have been replaced and repurposed and, on Saturdays...
  • Walter Mosley, L.A.'s easy writer

    Walter Mosley, L.A.'s easy writer
    You can take Walter Mosley out of Los Angeles — in fact, Mosley did so himself, moving to New York decades ago — but you can't take L.A. out of Walter Mosley. The master of several genres keeps the city present, from his Easy Rawlins detective...
  • The year in video games: Indie titles hint at gaming possibilities

     
    Pick almost any year since 2005 in cinema, and it can pretty safely be labeled the year of the superhero. ......
  • On Sunday: Alain Mabanckou, Jonathan Franzen and lumber as history

     
    In Sunday books: a talk with UCLA author Alain Mabanckou, plus reviews of the latest by Jonathan Franzen, lumber as history and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's letters and diaries....