| May 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A Korean American author’s reverie on the victims of World War II sexual enslavement has landed in e-book form in the midst of fresh controversy provoked by a Japanese politician’s defense of "comfort women" as necessary for wartime discipline...
| Jun 2, 2013
Thomas Keneally has always been a novelist who writes and lives in the big sweep of epic history.
He took on the end of the First World War in "Gossip From the Forest," the U.S. Civil War in "Confederates," and the Eritrean War of Independence in "To...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world, according to a report by the State Department, which is taking the increase so seriously it's appointing a special envoy to monitor the rise.
The increase was revealed in the department's annual...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
How does one make a movie about thought?
That was the dilemma noted German director Margarethe von Trotta faced when she began work on her latest film, "Hannah Arendt," which opened June 7.
The biopic reunites Von Trotta with actress Barbara Sukowa,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
LONDON — The elderly gentleman appeared nervous when authorities questioned him during a customs check aboard a train from Switzerland to Germany. He was carrying about $12,000 in cash, just within the legal limit.
But a feeling that something was...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Raymond Rodriguez was 10 years old in 1936 when his immigrant father walked out of the family's Long Beach farmhouse and returned to Mexico, never to see his wife and children again.
The son would spend decades pondering the forces that had driven his...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The Bach Festival Society's 2013-14 season includes the return of favorites Emanuel Ax, Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan; a musical commemoration of Kristallnacht; and the 79th Bach Festival.
The season is divided into three performance series...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As both a producer and a director, Stanley Kramer was fearless.
As a scrappy young independent producer in the late 1940s, he bought the rights to Arthur Laurents' "Home of the Brave," the hit 1946 Broadway play which exposed anti-Semitism in the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:18 PM
In what is shaping up to be a year full of splashy young adult film adaptations vying to be blockbusters -- including "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bone," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" -- the adaptation of...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:45 PM
“The Diary of Anne Frank,” the journal of a Jewish girl who died in the Holocaust during the final days of World War II, has been a worldwide phenomenon since it was first published in 1947.
The book was converted into a 1955 play and an...
| Aug 13, 2013
Talking about his drama “Lee Daniels' The Butler,” in which Forest Whitaker plays a fictionalized version of a real butler who worked in the White House for more than three decades, the titular director says, “I did this movie because...