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  • Walk, don't run, in Pamplona

    Walk, don't run, in Pamplona
    Nestled into Spain's northern border, the historic city of Pamplona is internationally known for one thing: bulls. But to think Pamplona is worth the trip only to see men and women run for their lives during San Fermin (aka the Running of the Bulls...
  • When Joseph Pulitzer brought new touch to newspapers

    When Joseph Pulitzer brought new touch to newspapers
    James McGrath Morris sees parallels between Gilded Age media baron Joseph Pulitzer's time and ours, pointing out that when Pulitzer (1847-1911) began to shape "yellow journalism," newspapers were going out of business and readers were bemoaning the end of...
  • Frank Herbert's 'Dune' holds timely - and timeless - appeal

    Frank Herbert's 'Dune' holds timely - and timeless - appeal
    Half a century ago, a middle-aged newspaperman with a few obscure books to his name sat down to pursue a pet obsession based on a story that had never sold. The ensuing 1965 novel -- in which his agent had no confidence -- sagged at first. But within a...
  • Laurence Fishburne has found a joy supreme

    Laurence Fishburne has found a joy supreme
    The first thing you notice is the assured bearing and the deep, authoritative voice (this guy did play Morpheus, after all). Then the judicious observations, the strategic dropping of a timely anecdote, the eyes that calmly take your measure, like a...
  • 'Hearst the Collector' at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    'Hearst the Collector' at Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    Snobbery and wealth, like love and marriage, don't always go together. The same holds for knowledge and money, as in "He's got more dollars than sense." At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the complex relationships among taste, affluence and...
  • Dramatist Donald Margulies sees the stage in a fresh light

    Dramatist Donald Margulies sees the stage in a fresh light
    More than a quarter century ago, the critic Robert Hughes called the public's response to Modern art "the shock of the new." The role of art was to stimulate ideas, provoke thought, challenge ways of seeing. Today, we are experiencing a different,...
  • Kobal Foundation celebrity photos capture eternal glamour

    Kobal Foundation celebrity photos capture eternal glamour
    FROM THE time he was a schoolboy, John Kobal was in love with Hollywood. He longed to become a part of it, and eventually he did -- by befriending faded movie stars and forgotten photographers, enchanting them with his sincerity and his hungry memory, and...
  • Ruth Ford dies at 98; actress was member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre

    Ruth Ford dies at 98; actress was member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre
    Ruth Ford, a onetime member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre who appeared in numerous Broadway plays and in films and television, has died. She was 98. Ford died Wednesday of age-related complications at her home in New York City, said her lawyer,...
  • This town is rated noir

    NOIR is the indigenous Los Angeles form: It was created here, it grew up here and from here it spread, not only as a genre but as a way of looking at life, character and fate. As a framing lens, it's now so powerful that it seems not only to be a strategy...
  • Eartha Kitt dies at 81; TV's Catwoman, sultry singer of 'Santa Baby'

    Eartha Kitt dies at 81; TV's Catwoman, sultry singer of 'Santa Baby'
    Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died. She was 81. Kitt, whose saucy rendition of "Santa Baby" became a holiday pop music...
  • Charlton Heston, 84; actor, Oscar winner, played grand figures

    Charlton Heston, 84; actor, Oscar winner, played grand figures
    Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures including Moses, Michelangelo and Andrew Jackson and went on to become an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84....