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  • Zhang Yimou remakes the Coen brothers' 'Blood Simple'

    Zhang Yimou remakes the Coen brothers' 'Blood Simple'
    In the autumn of 2008, China's best-known filmmaker, Zhang Yimou, found himself at a career crossroads. The multiple Oscar nominee had spent the previous two years away from movies, orchestrating the opening and closing ceremonies for Beijing's Olympics,...
  • Matthew McConaughey, Michael Connelly talk 'The Lincoln Lawyer' over beers

    Matthew McConaughey, Michael Connelly talk 'The Lincoln Lawyer' over beers
    Matthew McConaughey has just cracked open his second Corona when the man wearing Mardi Gras beads and a Village People policeman's cap approaches his car. "Do you know Duane?" the inebriated-looking man asks with suspicion, poking his head inside the...
  • Back story: Susan Straight's familial bonds stand test of time

    Back story: Susan Straight's familial bonds stand test of time
    Biraderi. The other night, my cellphone rang at one a.m. My nephew Sensei said, "Auntie. You told me to call." "Yup," I said. "And?" "I'm alive." "Excellent." Only two serious rules, my three daughters kept telling him: Don't eat chocolate or red...
  • Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options

    Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options
    If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...
  • 'The Wake of Forgiveness': an excerpt

    'The Wake of Forgiveness': an excerpt
    The blood had come hard from her, so much of it that, when Vaclav Skala awoke in wet bed linens to find her curled up against him on her side, moaning and glazed with sweat, rosary beads twisted around her clenched fingers, he smiled at the thought that...
  • The plain truths of Oscar winners

    The plain truths of Oscar winners
    Ozark waitresses turned boxers. Los Angelenos battling over racial and social inequality. Boston's criminal element and a do-gooder detective. A West Texas cowboy and a satchel of money. A slum kid from India and a game show. Bomb specialists in Iraq...
  • Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush

    Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush
    The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant." Since then, what we might...
  • Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why

    Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why
    It's all Thoreau's fault. In the whirring, churning American imagination, that vast and lovely virtual world — fed by books and stories — with territory one can still "light out" for, Thoreau is the guy who showed it was possible to get off...
  • Market Watch: Hemet's wealth of summer grapefruit

    Market Watch: Hemet's wealth of summer grapefruit
    At the farthest fringe of the Inland Empire, southeast of the hardscrabble town of Hemet, lies the world center of summer grapefruit, one of the least known and most fascinating of California's agricultural niches. The major commercial grapefruit...
  • A wrong turn for L.A.'s food truck scene?

    A wrong turn for L.A.'s food truck scene?
    Josh Hiller is fed up. As a partner in RoadStoves, the food truck outfitter that helped launch Kogi into the stratosphere, he thinks L.A.'s rapidly expanding new-wave food truck scene is getting out of hand. "We tried to be very specific about the trucks...
  • Comic-Con 2010: In search of the next Christopher Nolan

    Comic-Con 2010: In search of the next Christopher Nolan
    When the big studios commit big bucks on their big franchises, the list of directors deemed equal to the task suddenly can grow very small. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: New directors: An article in Monday's Calendar section about studios'...