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  • How 'Casablanca' beat nine other nominees to win best picture at the 1943 Oscars

     
    Before this year, the last time there were 10 best picture nominees at the Oscars was in 1943, when "Casablanca" won. On the Rotten Tomatoes ranking of all of the best picture winners at the Oscars, this year's champ, "The Hurt Locker," sits at No. 13 just abo
  • Tonight's music pick: White Denim @ Spaceland

     
    Combining elements of psych-rock with garage, blues and country influences, White Denim's sound is familiar without being formulaic, and rowdy good fun to boot. They’ve added a guitarist just in time for a fall tour, and are promising a pair of new reco

    A new bar taps L.A. literary history

     
    The Writers Room opens Friday in a legendary writers drinking space in Hollywood.

    Celeste Holm dies at 95; Broadway star in 'Oklahoma!' and Oscar-winner

    Celeste Holm dies at 95; Broadway star in 'Oklahoma!' and Oscar-winner
    Celeste Holm, the versatile actress who achieved fame on Broadway in the original production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit musical "Oklahoma!" in 1943 and five years later won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the landmark movie-drama "Gentleman'...

    In the spirit of Ginsberg and Kerouac

    They wheeled the body out of the lobby at 9:07 a.m. I wrote that in my notebook (wanting to make sure I got it down accurately) while eating breakfast -- Sears World Famous French Toast -- under a painting of Napoleon at Sears Fine Food on Powell Street,...