| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60.
Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
BEIJING - The Weinstein Company's "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II - The Green Destiny" is expected to shoot in New Zealand and China later this year.
The film is to be directed by Yuen Woo-ping, the veteran martial arts ace who was action choreographer...
| May 22, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Every Memorial Day weekend, IndyCar drivers set their sights on winning the Indianapolis 500, aka the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing."
And some drivers, such as Scott Dixon, make a spectacle of themselves off the track.
Like when the 33-year-old New...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in the pool of a sprawling New Zealand mansion, fist bumping and chatting with some of the 700 guests gathered to celebrate the political party he launched last month to promote Internet freedom....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Prince George was the subject of many aww-inducing photos during his family's trip Down Under, but his mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, reportedly has one favorite in particular.
A snapshot taken by professional photographer Simon Woolf, also a...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:16 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Joss Christensen wanted to make his father proud of him.
Those were among the last words he said last year to his dying father, James Dale “JD” Christensen, who was fighting a congenital heart condition. And those were among...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In a gallery-like loft space on South La Brea Avenue, rolls of fabrics are displayed by color in rich cascades of texture and pattern. Tags on the rolls make it evident that this is no run-of-the-mill fabric shop: Some are labeled with the names of...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:53 AM
The duke and duchess of Cambridge arrived in New Zealand on Monday with baby Prince George, his nanny, a hairdresser, personal assistants and security in tow. The Duchess wore a red coat by Catherine Walker with matching pillbox hat by Gina Foster as...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:42 PM
For the third time in five years, the Pritzker Prize is going to a Japanese architect.
Shigeru Ban, a 56-year-old architect born in Tokyo, was named the winner of his profession’s top honor on Monday.
Yet Ban’s architecture is markedly...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Rhys Darby, who played personal manager (and New Zealand deputy cultural attache) Murray Hewitt on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," has created a series in which to star. "Short Poppies" gets a U.S. premiere Thursday via Netflix, all eight episodes at...