| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Michael Chabon's best-selling new novel, “Telegraph Avenue,” is set in and around Brokeland Records, a used-vinyl record store on the border between Oakland and Berkeley, Calif., where Chabon has lived since the late 1990s. The story follows...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 5:39 PM
It had to be the most hirsute panel at Comic-Con International’s cavernous Hall H. Between Christoph Waltz’s wild long grey hair and beard, Don Johnson’s shaggy ponytail and goatee, and Jamie Foxx’s long, unkempt facial hair, the...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:04 PM
As diverse as Quentin Tarantino's first films (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown”) were in tone (tragic, comic and romantic, respectively), they all took place within roughly the same world and the same...
| Dec 21, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
I couldn’t listen to writer-director Quentin Tarantino talk for an especially long time, but the guy’s got a remarkable knack for dialogue. His characters, and the highly cinematic scenes he creates for them, command the...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
“For me it's no fun to be a predictable guy in music,” says Brad Paisley. Indeed, the country star delivers the unexpected with his ambitious new release “Wheelhouse” (Arista Nashville).
The 17-track album is crammed with the...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When Los Angeles Opera presented its new production of Richard Wagner's "Siegfried" a few years ago at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the packed house included the usual assortment of donors and local opera buffs. Nestled somewhere in the orchestra...
| Mar 10, 2011
Eddie Brandt's obsession with the movies was evident in his North Hollywood home, which he transformed into an indoor-outdoor theater by installing a film projector on a tiny loft with windows and pointing it toward his yard.
Saturday night was movie...
| Sep 29, 2010
Sally Menke, director Quentin Tarantino's longtime editor on films such as " Pulp Fiction," "Jackie Brown" and the two-volume "Kill Bill," was found dead early Tuesday morning by searchers in Bronson Canyon after she went hiking with her dog in the severe...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Michael Madsen was arrested Friday afternoon on felony charges for suspicion of cruelty to a child. According to his attorney, Michael Madsen fought with his teenage son after he caught him smoking pot....
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:39 AM
We've all heard how Jamie Foxx scored the title role in “Django Unchained” because Will Smith didn't need a Quentin Tarantino styled makeover. Or maybe he didn't want to play an ex-slave. QT, you will recall, codified cool in Harvey Keitel,...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Aki Kaurismaki films, a 1950s sci-fi double feature and a program curated by Edgar Wright are among this week’s film highlights....