| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:31 AM
In 2010, Tom Rachman did the impossible: He made the lives of newspaper employees appear interesting. More than that, he got other people, lots of them, to care about the fate of journalists whose careers were speeding toward obsolescence.
Set at an...
| Jun 10, 2014
I first visited Istanbul in the 1970s. Some of my most vivid memories of that trip are of the colorful locals. Scruffy kids sold cherry juice and old men would grab huge cucumbers from wheeled carts, then peel, quarter and salt them to sell for pennies....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Rome - Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty" (pictured) and Paolo Virzì's "Human Capital" split top honors at Italy's David di Donatello Awards, where Sorrentino's foreign-Oscar winner took nine statuettes, including best director, producer and actor....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A Nipponese time-travel fantasy in which sumo wrestling, electronic toilets and other cool Japanese inventions find their way into ancient Roman spas, "Thermae Romae II" nonetheless proves a less wacky follow-up to its similar-themed predecessor. Hideki...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
ROME - Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman Jim Gianopulos will be feted by Italy's Taormina Film Festival with a lifetime achievement award during the event's 60th edition which, as previously announced, will open June 14 with "How To Train Your Dragon 2"...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Our national recollection of the storming of the Normandy beaches by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, is one of pride, thanks and a sense of inevitability, because we know now that the invasion was the beginning of the end for the Nazi forces. But as the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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The "Getty Bronze," a 300s BC highlight of Los Angeles' most eminent collection of classical antiquities, depicts a slender young athlete frozen in a moment of triumph.
On Thursday, a legal...
| May 17, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final on Sunday.
There will be an enticing women's championship too, with top-ranked Serena Williams to face Sara Errani, the tournament's first Italian...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Susan Spano’s name might ring a bell. It appeared in the pages of the Los Angeles Times 941 times from 1998 through 2009, when Spano served as a staff travel writer and columnist. Before that, she wrote the Frugal Traveler column for the New York...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
PR Works Intl. has tapped Melody Monfreda director if international film publicity.
Monfreda will be based in both London and Rome and further expand the global presence of the international entertainment and corporate publicity agency. She'll be...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:59 AM
In Connecticut, land of a thousand Italian restaurants, a new one needs a strong identity. Cotto is a contemporary Roman wine bar: urban, sophisticated, and a bit rebellious. The music is classic rock, not classic opera.
Cotto, which opened a little...