Story | May 1, 2011
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Story | Oct 16, 2014 | 9:15 PMElizabeth Peña, the husky-voiced, Cuban American character actress who brought grit and sensuality to her portrayals, including her breakout role as a revolution-minded maid in the Paul Mazursky satire "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" and a battered wife in the Luis Valdez drama "La Bamba," has died. She was 55.
Story | May 15, 2011
Words & Ideas SUNDAY April Dammann: The author of "Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl, Art Dealer as Impresario" will discuss and sign her new book. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960. Betty White: The Emmy-winning actress...
Story | May 13, 2011 | 1:15 PM
"A Moment in the Sun" By John Sayles McSweeney's, 968 pages, $29 John Sayles may be better known as a filmmaker ("Lone Star," "Eight Men Out" and my favorite, "Return of the Secaucus 7") than as a novelist, but this drama spanning five years, and...
Story | May 22, 2011
Busy Monsters William Giraldi W.W. Norton: $24.95 When a mediocre writer's bride-to-be leaves him to search for a legendary giant squid, he treks across the continent seeking counsel from nefarious creatures on how to win back her affections. (August)...