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  • The film academy and American Cinematheque celebrate Satyajit Ray

    The film academy and American Cinematheque celebrate Satyajit Ray
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American Cinematheque are celebrating the Academy Film Archive's restoration of 19 films directed by the seminal Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray (1921-92). On Sept. 6 at its Samuel Goldwyn Theatre,...
  • Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson dies at 55; former Soviet chess player

    Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson, who was once the world's second-ranked women's chess player and eloped in 1988 with the captain of the U.S. chess team when they were both playing at a tournament in Greece, has died. She was 55. Donaldson, who earned...
  • Simeon All Access | Q and A with Rickey Norris

    Simeon All Access | Q and A with Rickey Norris
    When Rickey Norris followed his brother, Reggie, to Simeon, friends questioned whether he'd be able to earn playing time for the Wolverines. After a limited role on last season's Class 4A state championship team while his brother was a senior, Norris...
  • 'Amazing Race' recap, Vietnam or bust

    Remember last week on "The Amazing Race," when John had a few extended moments of crazy and got eliminated? That’s still funny. But now it is time for the teams to leave Bali and head to Vietnam. "Word on the street," tweets Phil, "is that Hotel...
  • There's nothing like Jerry Seinfeld at the Hard Rock

    There's nothing like Jerry Seinfeld at the Hard Rock
    Jerry Seinfeld’s eponymous sitcom was, famously, about nothing. But, of course, it was about everything: the minutiae of human interaction on a molecular level. In his first visit to Hard Rock Live Friday night, the comic showed that he...
  • 'Lives of the Pigeons' at Side Project ★★½

    'Lives of the Pigeons' at Side Project ★★½
    The cantankerous-geezers-in-the-park school of drama gains another intriguing entrant with Sherod Santos' "Lives of the Pigeons," now in a world premiere at Side Project under Adam Webster's direction. The DNA in Santos' work has far more in common with...
  • 'Yes Is the Answer' asks the question: Who's afraid of prog rock?

     'Yes Is the Answer' asks the question: Who's afraid of prog rock?
    "Yes Is the Answer" is a collection of 20 essays related to progressive rock and its somewhat less regularly derided cousin art rock. Fifteen of the writers care about the subject, or used to. The other five came along to kibitz — a chess term for...
  • Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation

    Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation
    -------------------- Hostage A Novel Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson Alfred A. Knopf: 214 pp., $25.95 -------------------- It's hard to read Elie Wiesel's new novel, "Hostage," without thinking about his classic...
  • New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust

    New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust
    Giant wispy clouds of gas and space dust rise to heights of 5-light years "tall" in this new image of the Horsehead Nebula that comes to us courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Horsehead Nebula is 1,300 light years away from Earth in the...
  • Kim Kardashian's dress has a Marilyn Monroe moment

    Kim Kardashian's dress has a Marilyn Monroe moment
    Kim Kardashian was walking along a street in Beverly Hills when a gust of wind caught her full skirt, blowing it upward in a scene similar to Marilyn Monroe's famous skirt-billowing episode in "The Seven Year Itch." Kardashian was able to keep the skirt...
  • Mark Saylor dies at 58; former Times editor oversaw Pulitzer-winning series

    Mark Saylor dies at 58; former Times editor oversaw Pulitzer-winning series
    Mark Saylor, a former Los Angeles Times editor who oversaw a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles on corruption in the entertainment industry, died Friday of cancer at his Pasadena home, his wife said. He was 58. Saylor, who was also a nationally...