| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:43 PM
It was 32 years ago this week that Leonard Bernstein brought opening week at the Hollywood Bowl into the realm of legend, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his own music plus that of Barber, Schumann and Copland — and for good measure,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:18 PM
NEW YORK – The talking is done, the workouts — 10 of them — are behind him. Now, Shabazz Napier will sit and wait for his name to be called.
"My body of work has proven a lot," Napier said Wednesday at a press conference in Times...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When announcements for the next opera season began arriving early this year, the overall impression was that our country's companies were getting livelier if not yet up to the more progressive European model.
Los Angeles Opera, in particular, is...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:06 AM
A man allegedly wielding a knife and hostile intentions toward Michael Strahan was tackled by a police officer outside the Times Square studios of "Good Morning America" on Tuesday.
According to an ABC News representative, the man, identified by the New...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Dozens of fast-food workers from Los Angeles to Manhattan were arrested as they escalated a fight for better pay Thursday with strikes, rallies and acts of civil disobedience.
Police took 10 people into custody after the protesters linked arms and sat...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The Chinese import "But Always" is such a mawkish romantic melodrama you half expect one of its ill-fated leads to declare, "Love means never having to say you're sorry." But that would be positively profound compared with most of what passes for...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:29 AM
You can thank Wolfgang Puck.
The era of good casino dining is generally traced back to 1992, when the Los Angeles-based chef opened a version of his famed Hollywood restaurant, Spago, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
From then on, you didn't have to...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A quarter-century after "Batman" ushered in the era of Hollywood mega-tentpoles -- hollow comicbook pictures manufactured to enthrall teens and hustle merch -- a penitent Michael Keaton returns with the comeback of the century, "Birdman or (The Unexpected...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Recently taking stock of his career, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu began to wonder if he might have gotten stuck in a creative rut of his own making.
"It was like I was on a ladder, and I was getting a little too comfortable," says the 51-year-old...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Bob Costas is synonymous with baseball. In fact, there are those who still think he would make a better commissioner than a play-by-play man or studio interviewer.
But Costas, like just about everyone who grew up loving baseball, agrees that football is...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Once again, the poets came through. When we asked readers to submit opinionated poems for this year's Op-Ed poetry pages, we heard from nearly 1,000 of you. Your poems dealt with just about every aspect of modern life — with war and peace, with...