Wal-Mart is donating $5 million to help build the Smithsonian Institution's planned National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to draft a new ordinance that would allow some murals.
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" actor Julian Sands talks about Harold Pinter. Sands is currently tackling the life and writing of Pinter in a new one-man show concluding its limited run Sunday at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.
Burn This Book
PEN Writers Speak Out
on the Power of the Word
Edited by Toni Morrison
HarperStudio: 120 pp., $16.99
If Nobel laureate Toni Morrison edits a collection of famous writers on the subject of censorship and the power of the written word,...
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Kim Gottlieb-Walker: The author of " Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae" will present and sign her new photography book. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m....
If "King Lear" has a moral, it's that if you're lucky enough to have a kingdom, it's probably not a good idea to divide it in two.
The Antaeus Company production that just opened in a 49-seat house in North Hollywood turns that wisdom upside...
As Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor describe it, there was no need for the cast of Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" to have long, philosophical discussions about the movie's creepy real-life parallels.
It wasn't necessary, for example, to...
The director's movies, such as his Oscar-winning 2002 film 'The Piano,' may reflect his world view on morality and the role of the artist in society.
Should great artists be treated differently from ordinary mortals? Does a musician,...
Watching Peter Sellars rehearse is to observe a man possessed. Last week at the Metropolitan Opera House, L.A.'s reknowned theater director was fine-tuning "Nixon in China," which opens Wednesday. The new production of the John Adams opera,...