| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The bid to revive the stately old theaters of downtown L.A. has intersected with hopes for boosting the city’s chronically undernourished scene for major resident dance companies.
L.A. Dance Project, launched in 2012 by star choreographer...
| 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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Roman Polanski will direct the stage musical version of his 1967 movie "The Fearless Vampire Killers" in a production that is scheduled to open in October in Paris.
"Dance of the Vampires" (French title: "Le Bal des Vampires") was first produced in...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"DO YOU want to have a loveless marriage?"
"Yes, because if a girl's worrying all the time about the money she doesn't have, how can she ever settle down and fall in love?"
"Has it ever occurred to you that some people just don't...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Like Vince, Joie and A.L.C.? Meet their French cousins Sandro, Maje and Iro.
Los Angeles, birthplace of some of America’s most successful contemporary fashion labels, is seeing a new wave of brands from Paris opening stores with their own French...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
PARIS -- There's no faster or easier way to shut down legitimate debate than to slap an undesirable label on someone based on their views. Criticize same-sex marriage and you're a bigot. Take issue with immigration policy and you're dismissed as a racist....
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I can't stop smiling.
I'm walking in Monet's famous gardens at Giverny (http://giverny.org/gardens/fcm/visitgb.htm) on a sunny day, gardens with nearly 100,000 plants and a riot of colorful flowers, not to mention the famous lily pads immortalized in...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:15 PM
PARIS -- Voters in Paris elected their first female mayor on Sunday as Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo won the keys to City Hall after a closely fought campaign.
Hidalgo’s victory was one of the day's rare successes for French President...