| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:18 PM
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,...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:59 AM
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...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:38 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2012
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...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:59 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:11 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:00 PM
"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...
| Aug 19, 2012
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...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 2:49 PM
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...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:41 AM
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...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:08 PM
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...