| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
MANAUS, Brazil — In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated region. So they granted special tax breaks to Manaus, reviving a faded rubber-baron town in the middle...
| May 19, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Take three generations of a cheerfully squabbling family, put them into a spy drama, fill with lust, love and lies, whip everything along as a comedy and what have you got? "Donkey Heart." Put like that, Moses Raine's big-hearted play sounds over-packed...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Athletes associate STX with lacrosse, but the Baltimore-based brand began appearing last month in stores on ice hockey sticks and plans to launch a line of men's field hockey sticks in the United Kingdom.
For the 44-year-old inventor of the modern...
| May 20, 2014
Years ago, I met a dear man on a deserted roadside in the Scottish Highlands. I was scrambling to make a public television show, and as if placed there by heaven's Central Casting, this tender giant of a man was bag-piping to the birds, the passing clouds...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
With the Russians on the prowl, the Chinese hacking into our computers, Boko Haram in Nigeria triggering fear and celebrity hashtags, the last thing America needs is to lose a trusted ally:
But the great Anglo-American alliance is threatened by...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Germs and detectives might not seem like they're connected. But their link, as a certain fictitious sleuth might say, is elementary.
In Thomas Goetz's fascinating and entertaining new page turner of a book, "The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle,...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Beauty and cars aren’t new to Los Angeles. But for the next six months you’ll be able to see highlights of both at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
The organization has on display a new exhibit called the World’s Greatest Sports Coupes....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A belated festival premiere for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and a powerhouse showing for British filmmakers including Mike Leigh and Ken Loach -- plus appearances by other usual suspects such as David Cronenberg, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nuri...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Screams rang out Saturday night across the Los Angeles Sports Arena as Taiwanese band Mayday brought its brand of Asian stadium rock to an all-Chinese audience for a show celebrating its 15th anniversary.
"We don't usually do anything on our...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Even in today's economy you'd think $1.4 billion would be enough to buy love. Or at the very least, indifference.
But that hasn't been the case with the Glazer family, whose debt-driven purchase of English soccer team Manchester United a decade ago...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The M Word
At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....