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River Phoenix

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  • West Hollywood's dark side

    West Hollywood's dark side
    Any city with as much history as West Hollywood surely has a dark side. For every Sunset Tower, where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard lived, there's a Barney's Beanery, where Janis Joplin had her last drink before returning to her hotel and overdosing....
  • George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie

    George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie
    George Sluizer, 82, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," died Saturday "after a long illness," according to organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. The specific...
  • Heroin use on the rise among teens and adolescents

    Heroin use on the rise among teens and adolescents
    No parent wants to imagine his or her child engaging in recreational drug use, but suburban areas are experiencing a noticeable uptick in heroin usage among teenagers. Once deemed a "city drug," heroin is now infiltrating suburban hamlets, where more...
  • Gibson still carving out his corner of cyberspace

    VANCOUVER, Canada -- Back then, it didn't seem like a great career move. "I don't think anyone told me that I was crazy," William Gibson recalled last week, sitting on the leafy patio of a Creole restaurant near his home. "But they didn't read science...
  • L.A. Story

    L.A. Story
    Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark here¬ólived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
  • George Sluizer, Director of 'The Vanishing,' Dies at 82

    Dutch director George Sluizer died Saturday in Amsterdam after a long battle with an illness, Dutch media reported on Monday. He was 82. "Sluizer had been ill for a long time," Dutch public broadcaster the NOS said, quoting relatives. "In 2007, he barely...
  • Book review: 'Smothered in Hugs' by Dennis Cooper

    Book review: 'Smothered in Hugs' by Dennis Cooper
    Smothered in Hugs Essays, Interviews, Feedback, and Obituaries Dennis Cooper HarperPerennial: 378 pp., $14.99 paper Critics are shaky cartographers, experimental scientists, evangelical missionaries and psychoanalysts of the artistic id. We forge a...
  • Southern California Close-Ups: West Hollywood, Fairfax, Wilshire, Koreatown

    Southern California Close-Ups: West Hollywood, Fairfax, Wilshire, Koreatown
      First published on Oct. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown, and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that...
  • Advantage: Miami International Film Festival

    Advantage: Miami International Film Festival
    As they filmed a certain pair of Palm Beach Gardens tennis champions for their documentary "Venus and Serena," co-directors Maiken Baird and Michelle Major were granted unfettered access to the sisters' private and often-chaotic lives, which included no...
  • James Franco signs on for art-related TV series on Ovation

    James Franco signs on for art-related TV series on Ovation
    Between his gigs in front of the camera as an actor and increasingly behind the camera as a director, not to mention his writing career and a highly anticipated Comedy Central roast, James Franco will find the time to host a new art-related series for the...
  • James Franco's 'Actors Anonymous' says a lot about James Franco

    James Franco's 'Actors Anonymous' says a lot about James Franco
    When will James Franco slow down? The prince of perpetual motion continues his blur of activity, starring in movies, writing screenplays, attending classes, unveiling solo art exhibits, posing for Gucci ads and engaging in attention-seeking Instagram...