| May 26, 2013
NEW YORK — Your $400 date at Carbone doesn't begin with anything fancy. No caviar, no foie gras.
Instead, your waiter appears in a red Zac Posen tuxedo, looking and sounding like Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinny." He pierces a chunk of parmesan...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — As 1938 came to a close, painter Edward Hopper was a man on a mission.
Again and again, he would pick up his sketchbook and head for a cluster of New York City movie theaters. Sometimes it was the Republic or the Palace, other times the...
| May 26, 2013
| 11:05 AM
CANNES, France — When is a lesbian coming-of-age drama not a lesbian coming-of-age drama?
We’ll let this year’s Cannes Film Festival jury president take that one: When “it’s a great love story” first and foremost, as...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The sounds of the early 1960s folk music revival float on the air like a strange, intoxicating perfume in the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," a boldly original, highly emotional journey through Greenwich Village nightclubs, a bleak New York winter,...
| May 19, 2013
| 1:53 PM
CANNES, France -- In close to three decades of filmmaking, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have shared a lot of looks. But with "Inside Llewyn Davis," which had its premiere in Festival de Cannes competition Sunday, one particular glance said it all.
| May 15, 2013
| 9:57 AM
It is the Oscar celebration for the culinary world.
Known as the Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, an annual tribute to the culinary arts named for the late famous American chef was presented May 1 in Costa Mesa at the incomparable AnQi by...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:21 PM
I'm working too much at my art, seven hours a day with a break for lunch and a nap.
I'm working too little at my art, seven hours a day with a break for lunch and a nap.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered...
| May 10, 2013
When the 66th Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday, it'll do so with a big bash of a movie, not in competition, already up and running in the U.S.: Baz Luhrmann's “The Great Gatsby,” based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
| May 5, 2013
NEW YORK CITY — Storybook-themed outings, particularly for young kids, abound in New York. Fans of "Eloise at the Plaza'' by Kay Thompson can book the Plaza Hotel's Eloise Suite, featuring a sparkly padded pink headboard and Eloise's name in neon...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk.
As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Jewish Daily Forward's Seth Rogovoy writes about Bob Dylan's Jewish heritage and offers a list of Dylan's top 10 Jewish songs. Who knew All Along the Watchtower was based on Isaiah 21? “Talkin’ Hava Nagilah Blues” Fresh off the...