| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:02 AM
A small Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting that a woman said she purchased for just $7 at a flea market will return to a Maryland museum that argued that the painting was stolen from its premises in 1951.
A federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
VANCOUVER, Canada — Anyone who saw John Tortorella's testy, 20-second news conferences when he coached the New York Rangers might have been shocked Monday when he conducted a cordial 20-minute session before the Canucks' morning skate at Rogers...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
An Italian distributor for “12 Years a Slave” recently caused an uproar when a promotional poster for the critically acclaimed film prominently displayed actors Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, the latter of whom plays an abusive slave...
| Jan 8, 2014
Is Edward Snowden a whistle-blower or a traitor?
Debate over the renegade computer technician who leaked thousands of secret National Security Agency documents is too often reduced to that deceptively simple choice.
But it's the wrong way to pose...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:14 AM
A small Pierre-Auguste Renoir landscape painting has set off a dispute between a major American art museum and a woman who said she purchased the painting for just $7 at a flea market in 2009.
The Baltimore Museum of Art said the Renoir was stolen from...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Tom Laughlin, who came to fame as the half-Native American, half-white ex-Green Beret in the 1971 indie blockbuster "Billy Jack," died Thursday at age 82.
A lot of his films are on DVD and on streaming services. If you want to go back to his...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:37 AM
A side skirmish in the war on Christmas has developed over a Fox News host’s suggestion that both Jesus and Santa Claus were (are?) white men, and that people need to get over it.
Megyn Kelly — incidentally, the subject of a delightful...
| Dec 17, 2013
When will the insurers revolt?
It's a question that's popping up more and more. On the surface, the question answers itself. We're talking about pinstriped insurance company executives, not Hell's Angels. One doesn't want to paint with too broad a...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Laemmle's Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles is presenting a six-day retrospective of actor-director-producer Robert Redford's seminal film roles. All movies will be shown along with his latest film, the critically lauded "All Is Lost," for which...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:30 PM
United Nations member states unanimously adopted a symbolic resolution Thursday that declares a worldwide right of individuals to online privacy, a slap at the U.S. National Security Agency's massive surveillance programs that have angered Washington's...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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