| Apr 4, 2013
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:00 AM
DONALDSVILLE, La. — Late one evening last spring in this struggling but picturesque river town about an hour west of New Orleans, the never-ending saga of Bonnie and Clyde took an unexpectedly fiery twist.
Vintage 1930 Fords roared down the town's...
| May 2, 2013
| 12:49 PM
"Community" (NBC, Thursday). The low-rated and much-beloved comedy about a study group at a community college that is not about a study group at a community college so much as it is a comedy about a comedy about a study group at a community college that...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:00 PM
NEW YORK — "Before Midnight," Richard Linklater's third film about the relationship between an American man (Ethan Hawke) and French woman (Julie Delpy), closes with what might be the series' piece de resistance: a 30-minute hotel-room argument...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74.
Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at...
| Apr 9, 2011
A Malibu property owned by actor Jack Nicholson is on the market at $4.25 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
The 70-acre site includes a ranch-style main house, a caretaker home, a tennis court, a cabana, a putting green, a swimming pool...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 11:49 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Adrien Brody was born in New York City on this day in 1973. This birthday guy has the distinction of being the youngest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2002 film "The Pianist." Brody has also starred in...
| Jun 1, 2011
When you think of Las Vegas, you probably don't think of Las Vegas, N.M. It's the other Las Vegas, and perhaps the wildest Wild West town you've never heard of.
I had never heard of Las Vegas, N.M., when I first encountered it in 1997 — a Western...
| Apr 15, 2012
Actor Harrison Ford has listed his compound in Brentwood for $8.295 million.
The Colonial Revival-style house, designed by Gerard Colcord and built in 1951, is set off the street at the end of a long gated driveway. On more than three-quarters of an acre...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Talk show host Craig Kilborn has sold his house in the Hollywood Hills West area for $2.9 million.
The Spanish-style home, built in 1927, was owned by actor Dennis Hopper when he was working on the film "Easy Rider" in the late '60s.
Entered through a...
| Dec 14, 2011
Bert Schneider, the iconoclastic producer behind a trio of influential movies — "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces" and "The Last Picture Show" — that captured the rootlessness and discontent of the late 1960s and '70s and became symbols of a new...