| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In the 1840s, Benjamin Disraeli, still a long way from being prime minister, wanted to wake people up to the plight of the British working class -- and move them to act. The alarm he sounded wasn't delivered in a speech, a pamphlet, or an article -- but...
| Sep 2, 2012
In 1954, when Marilyn Monroe was asked what she wore in bed, she famously replied, "Why, Chanel No. 5, of course." And sales of the perfume skyrocketed.
That was a free endorsement, back when there was such a thing. Hollywood and the fragrance industry...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Thursday evening sees the kickoff to the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, the annual indie confab that is ......
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:36 PM
The long-popular board game loudly comes to life in director Peter Berg's action-packed adventure, sending naval forces into a fierce fight against alien invaders. Taylor Kitsch, who also worked for Berg in television's "Friday Night Lights," and...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 10:17 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Los Angeles police are investigating death threats directed at Academy Award nominated actress Ellen Page.
The 25-year-old Canadian, who had a leading role in the film "Inception," went to police after getting threatening messages...
| Sep 16, 2011
Writer-director Rod Lurie's bird-brained remake of "Straw Dogs" doesn't work on its own terms, and it can't hold a candle to the unruly, unstable merits of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 original. It's miscast, barely functional in terms of technique, stupid and...
| Apr 29, 2012
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
| Jan 29, 2012
For most men, it's about staying competitive in a youth-focused workplace. For others, it's a need to keep up with new young wives. And for some, well, they just like the sleek black tops on those "Jersey Shore" boys.
These are among the reasons stylists...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 6:45 AM
As if there weren't enough monsters in the "True Blood" menagerie:
"Witches? Oh great, now I have to deal with witches!" grumbles Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) when she learns about the latest threat to her peaceful (ha!) hometown of Bon Temps, La.
| Apr 14, 2012
The crowd is shoulder to shoulder on a recent Friday at Joan's on Third. Power couples buy their toddlers "babyccinos" (steamed milk in demitasse cups sprinkled with cocoa), and lithe women with "it" bags dangle their forks over mounds of Chinese...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:24 PM
What to say about “Melancholia”? In many ways, there's not a more accurate portrayal of depression on film. Because it's directed by Lars von Trier, it's heavy on imagery, light on dialogue. But unlike “The Tree of Life” –...