| 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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown.
The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...
| 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...
| May 30, 2014
I was up very early the other morning – courtesy of my early-rising dog – when I caught the last half hour or so of “Pride and Prejudice.” I love the story, and I think they did a fantastic job......
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Hey, pro cycling: Move over on that trash heap so there is some room for track and field.
Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track's credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis.
Sunday, leading U.S....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The Arab Film Festival, which opens Friday at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles and continues through Oct. 20, is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the United States.
Founded in San Francisco in 1996, the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:00 PM
I'm never prepared for beauty. My mind can't retain its details, so the full impact surprises me every time I see a perfect sunset, Van Gogh's "Cafe Terrace at Night," or Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca."
The 2014 Porsche Cayman S packs that sort of visual...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Hoag Hospital's annual benefit movie screening will grace a new venue — and sport a new name — when it takes place for the 26th year Wednesday.
The Summer Movie Classic, presented by the Hoag Hospital Foundation's 552 Club, will show Michael...