| May 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS- Winning one of Cannes' significant bidding wars, Bac Films and Distrib Films have co-acquired French distribution rights to Scandinavian helmer Ruben Ostlund's "Force Majeure," a festival hit that won Un Certain Regard's Jury prize.
| May 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- An intriguing social phenomenon prompted a horrific killing spree in Santa Barbara, California, last week, and the same phenomenon might help explain the surprising results of last weekend's European Parliament elections.
The suspected Santa...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Much to her dismay, Li Na is familiar with this feeling.
She earns a Grand Slam championship, is heralded at home, then shows up at subsequent major tournaments and seemingly forgets how to win.
It happened in 2011, after her French Open triumph...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Noma in Copenhagen was named the No. 1 restaurant on the annual list of the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" at an awards ceremony Monday at the Guildhall in London. The four-time champ reclaimed its title after Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The historic Cathédrale Notre Dame in Paris will serve as a concert venue on Wednesday for Gustavo Dudamel, who will conduct a performance of Berlioz's "Requiem" with members of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and l'Orchestre Philharmonique de...
| Feb 28, 2014
I first encountered one of Mavis Gallant's short stories, "The Concert Party," in the 1989 edition of "The Best American Short Stories," that year's anthology edited by Margaret Atwood. At the time, I was a college freshman majoring in French. By the...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:14 PM
Danish director of foreign film Academy Award-winner 'Babette's Feast'
Gabriel Axel, 95, who directed "Babette's Feast," winner of the Academy Award for best foreign film of 1987, died Sunday "quietly and peacefully after a long and...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:17 PM
The Port of Long Beach spent tens of thousands of dollars subsidizing the travel of spouses who accompanied harbor commissioners and staff on trips to Tokyo, Paris and Montreal despite city restrictions that ban such reimbursements, a city audit shows....
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:32 AM
For Chasten Bowen, news that France is negotiating with the U.S. to pay reparations to Holocaust survivors who were transported on French rail cars to Nazi concentration camps during World War II comes too late.
“I’m just about ready to...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
PARIS- American film icon Quentin Tarantino, who considerably expanded his Gallic fan base since declaring "Cinema is my religion and France is the Vatican" in October, will be delivering the honorary Cesar to Scarlett Johansson at the Feb. 28 awards...