| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Jean-Philip Grobler spent years churning out commercial jingles to pay the bills while working on the music that really inspired him.
Now Grobler's band, St. Lucia, is drawing acclaim for the lustrous synth-pop on its recent debut album, "When the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:00 PM
A 9-year-old boy is the innocent pawn at the center of "All God's Children," an awkward mix of B-movie crime saga and social-issue drama. Zeroing in on the sadly familiar subject of human trafficking, Moldova's first entry for Academy Award...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Jason Statham may not always appear in the best movies, but he's consistently a pleasure to watch, what with his East London accent, stoic demeanor and signature shaved head. His latest, "Homefront," would benefit from more of the martial-arts combat...
| Dec 6, 2013
If you threw a rock in Miami in the 1990s, you could have struck a band that counted guitarist Dan Hosker as a member: the Laundry Room Squelchers, the Bikes, Aquafly, the Girls Named Lourdes and, of larger renown, the Holy Terrors, a punk act featuring...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 2:40 PM
When Paul Brachfeld heard about the heist of historic documents in Baltimore this summer, the National Archives inspector general acted quickly.
First, he checked his records to see if the suspects — Barry Landau, a well-known collector, and his...
| Oct 30, 2011
Just days before authorities charged him with sexually assaulting his own daughter, Abraham Caudel hopped a Greyhound bus from DeKalb to California, then crossed into Mexico in a pickup truck driven by his brother.
In the eight years since he returned to...
| Oct 22, 2011
Jane's Addiction's new album, "The Great Escape Artist," was still a work in progress last May when the band appeared on an outdoor stage at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jane's was the musical entertainment at an exhibition opening for director...
| Oct 29, 2011
A 25-year-old maintenance mechanic was charged in 1998 with criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse after he allegedly raped his 10-year-old stepdaughter.
After DNA evidence surfaced making his conviction more likely, Dimitrios...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 10:13 AM
The most distinctive piece of the National, an indie-rock quintet from Brooklyn, N.Y.-via-Cincinnati, is lead singer Matt Berninger's slurred baritone.
It's a smooth, low purr that, when combined with the band's circular guitars and Bryan Devendorf's...
| Apr 10, 2011
In one corner of the field at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, fans will find an unlikely structure — a kind of ad-hoc cathedral. There's no atonement for a boozy weekend inside, however.
Instead, beams of light will cascade...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:34 PM
A fugitive who fled to Austria after raping and sexually assaulting women he met in Costa Mesa and Laguna Beach was convicted Thursday, prosecutors said.
A man was been convicted Thursday of raping and sexually assaulting who raped and sexually assaulted...