| Mar 22, 2009
The early years, before he was old enough to understand the extent of the destruction unfurling around him -- these are the ones Ulrich Ditzen likes to remember. He was just a kid at the time, no more than 4 or 5, and his family lived in a farmhouse in...
| Mar 26, 2009
Could Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz be a couple?
The stars are circling a new romantic comedy that would pair Cruise's mysterious, handsome stranger (natch) with unlucky-in-love Diaz, according to Variety.
Height difference be damned, Cruise and Diaz were...
| Mar 29, 2009
Patrick White, the first great novelist to come out of Australia, was born in 1912, won the Nobel Prize in 1973, died in 1990 and his work promptly dropped from fashion. His style of narrative-driven psychological modernism seemed outmoded, perhaps,...
| Mar 30, 2009
In America, comic books have often presented a conservative political message. From the combat missions of World War II GIs to the vigilantism of "The Dark Knight," even anti-heroes have generally fought to preserve the established order. There have...
| Apr 6, 2009
In a Holy Week ritual hearking back to medieval Spain, teenagers from seven East Los Angeles parishes donned costumes Sunday to reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Several dozen youths, garbed in the vivid red cloaks and brass helmets of Roman...
| Apr 12, 2009
Some glimpses of the conductor from his friends and colleagues who were asked to share a key memory. The reminiscences were mostly written, at the invitation of The Times. Several were shared in interviews with music critic Mark Swed and staff writer Mike...
| Apr 10, 2009
Is she or isn't she? Even after you've seen "Forbidden Lie$," the dizzying, drop-dead fascinating documentary on Norma Khouri, you won't be absolutely sure if she's on the level or a con artist ranked as "one of the best ever." That's how good she is....
| Dec 14, 2009
About halfway through the fun but middling "The Men Who Stare at Goats," I sat up in my enormous puffy orange recliner at the new Gold Class Cinemas and made a promise to myself. "I will never see a movie anywhere else," I thought before sinking back into...
| Dec 20, 2009
1.) Rachel Uchitel. The club hostess was the first of the women to be linked to Woods after the National Enquirer reported she traveled to Australia to be with Woods during a golf tournament.
2.) Jaimee Grubbs. The 24-year-old reality-show contestant and...
| Jan 8, 2010
In the Daybreakers future, the vampires have it all worked out.
No longer just nocturnal, they now run the show — day and night. Between their immortality and designer clothes, there isn't a True Blood Louisiana redneck vampire to be found.
| Jan 10, 2010
Here's what happens when you travel to the Maldives with someone who followed an Indian guru for 20 years: You find yourself convinced that the dazzling liquid topaz ocean surrounding you is energizing your chakras and healing your inner turmoil. You...