| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Tony Madonia, real estate agent, watched the front doors of the Legacy at Millennium Park. For a guy who sells luxury condos, he did not seem especially relaxed, so we reminded him that he was not being asked to sell a $1.6 million apartment to director...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:16 PM
While some Burbank traditions go back many moons, others are relatively newly minted. Such is the case with "Live! At The Burroughs Bowl," an evening of music under the stars that was presented by students in the John Burroughs High School's...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:56 AM
Swede Fest Palm Beach is now in its third year (they prefer the term “threequel” to “threepeat,” thanks), and film festival founder Belle Forino has noticed an increase in the quality of the 47 films submitted so far. Yes, we&...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Ubisoft's bug-eyed Rabbids are about to tell TV producers in Hollywood a lot without being able to say much at all.
The animated characters that communicate in gibberish and a lot of shouting are the stars of "Rabbids Invasion," a series that has...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
She didn't want to cry. It was her mom's birthday, and she didn't want to distract from the party.
But Sarai Cruz couldn't stop thinking about the book she'd just finished reading, "The Fault in Our Stars," a young-adult novel about love-struck...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:01 AM
Let's get this out of the way: A timpanist is that cool one in the orchestra who gets to bang on one of those huge drums in the back.
Timpani has long been a big part of the life of 30-year-old James Wyman, now in his first year with the Baltimore...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:20 PM
Martha Hyer, the Old Hollywood actress best known for her Oscar-nominated performance opposite Frank Sinatra in 1958's "Some Came Running," has died at age 89, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.
A striking blond glamor girl, Hyer was born in Fort...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Lauren Bacall's death at 89 got front-page coverage complete with picture in the New York Times, and it deserved to. Like so many American images and voices in our vast celluloid memory bank, she may have been more familiar than famous -- if the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: We inherited an Orthophonic Victrola VE 8-35X made in 1928. It's all original and includes an instruction manual with needles. We like its look as furniture, but would we ruin value by gutting the interior and installing shelves?
A: The reader...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Elvis Presley, who died on this date in 1977 at age 42, starred in 31 scripted motion pictures beginning with 1956's "Love Me Tender" and ending with a thud with 1969's "Change of Habit."
Because so many of his later films were so bad, including such...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"MY HEART is French, my a-- is international!"
So said the Gallic actress Arletty, remarking on her affair with a German officer, during World War II. This is from Tilar J. Mazzeo's book "The Hotel on Place Vendome."
I've written of this book, and...