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  • Russell Crowe in eclipse: How Hollywood celebrity has changed

     
    Russell Crowe’s new film, “The Next Three Days,” is a box-office stinker. A thriller released by Lionsgate, the movie did a paltry $6.8 million over the weekend, accompanied by a raft of mediocre reviews — one of the worst starts......
  • No Bad Sex in Fiction Award for Franzen

     
    The annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award was announced in London Monday, and American author Jonathan Franzen, who was in the running for passages in his novel "Freedom," did not make the cut. It just goes to show that the......
  • Ronni Chasen: Dark theories over her slaying

     
    Hollywood is a notoriously contentious place, where everyone has a different opinion about which movie is the true Oscar favorite or which actor’s career is totally on the downhill slide. But improbably, it seems as if everyone in town agrees......
  • Music review: Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Phil on the big screen

     
    "Amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing …" So exclaimed a woman at a Century City cinema Sunday afternoon as the credits rolled by. Maybe the Los Angeles Philharmonic has a hit on its hands with LA Phil Live. Maybe, maybe, maybe,......
  • DVD reviews: 'Shock Corridor' and 'The Naked Kiss'

     
    Filmmaker Sam Fuller benefited in the '50s from the backing of such old-time studio bosses as Darryl F. Zanuck. As the industry evolved away from them, Fuller found himself working within tighter budgets — a deficit he turned into a virtue with “...
  • Jonathan Lethem: Look at this! What is it?

     
    An extended conversation with author Jonathan Lethem about fatal self-consciousness, reading...
  • Gifts with a Presidents Day twist: Commander in Chic

     
    John F. Kennedy is unquestionably the leading presidential trend-setter (no roll call vote required here). His effortless, high-class look had a fresh Hyannis Port nautical bent. JFK was often seen sporting Sperry Top-Siders on his sailboat, taking them...
  • Eli Broad at home: A more colorful view of his collection

     
    For this Sunday's Arts & Books feature, we visit Eli Broad at his hilltop home in Brentwood, not far from the Getty Center. The standard line is that his wife Edythe (pictured) has a more natural connection to the art......
  • Books by dudes for dudes, books by chicks for dudes

     
    Esquire's 75 books by dudes for dudes is three years old, but Joyland created a list of 250 books for dudes by chicks....
  • Art and politics at the Hammer Museum

     
    Mark Swed reports on a UCLA conference at the Hammer Museum on art and politics that featured French philosopher Alain Badiou....
  • The most wanted used books, according to Bookfinder

     
    Sex sells. So does a child prodigy who disappeared in 1939....