| Jan 17, 2011
Ricky Gervais may have indeed "warned" the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. that he'd pull no comedic punches and spare none of Hollywood's sacred cows in reprising his hosting role on the 68th Golden Globes broadcast.
Nonetheless, a visible contingent in...
| Jan 26, 2011
In writer-director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a dream-time cat burglar who smuggles ideas in and out of people's minds. But on Tuesday, many Oscar prognosticators felt that "Inception" itself had gotten...
| Nov 26, 2010
It takes two, it always takes two.
Though romantic couples get the attention, some of the most memorable movie pairings, from Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger in "On the Waterfront" to Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as "Thelma & Louise," feature same gender...
| Nov 28, 2010
When Elton John stopped in Los Angeles this month on his latest concert tour, he came in with one of the biggest storehouses of hits in pop music history. But instead of diving headlong into his catalog, he and his old friend Leon Russell devoted the...
| Nov 26, 2010
Finding "Naked Heat" by Richard Castle simmering on the bestseller list wouldn't be unusual — it's the second in a mystery series, with a sexy cover and a blurb from author Michael Connelly — but for one thing: There is no Richard Castle. He's...
| Dec 22, 2010
Still searching for that perfect gift for your brother-in-law or a persnickety client? Coffee-table books might fit the bill, what with that suitable heft and an undeniable quotient of cool. Here we offer a few last-minute selections for those gaps on...
| Dec 2, 2010
Film both mimics our dreams and provokes our fantasies. The idea that an individual's relationship with it might be a narcotic, a heady mood or attitude, an atmosphere that changes speed and temperature but can never be escaped is central to David...
| Apr 10, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Kristin Hersh: The Throwing Muses frontwoman will discuss and sign her new memoir, "Rat Girl." Stories, 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 2 p.m. Free. (213) 413-3733.
Christopher McDougall: The author of "Born...
| Dec 16, 2010
Melissa Leo is conflicted. For her latest film, "The Fighter," where she co-stars opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in a performance that's destined to earn her a second Oscar nomination, has her all knotted up with different emotions.
| Dec 3, 2010
| 4:19 PM
It's Joseph Wambaugh's world. Other crime writers just live in it.
Beginning with his 1971 novel, "The New Centurions," and his 1973 nonfiction masterpiece, "The Onion Field," the former Los Angeles Police Department detective all but created the...