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24 FramesRoman Polanski premiered his short The Therapy at the Cannes Film Festival, where he appeared this week to screen a new cut of his 1979 romance Tess....
24 FramesChristoper Nolan's trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale and Thomas Hardy, has Occupy LA overtones....
Los Angeles TimesBruce Chatwin, the brilliant English writer and stylish nomad, died from AIDS in late 1989. His memorial service, held in a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in London on the day that Ayatollah Khomeini handed a death sentence to Chatwin's friend Salman Rushdie,...
To grab a beer, Israel Arrieta doesn't just stroll to the fridge; he has to walk out his back door to the side of the house, where he pries a chicken-wire screen off a basement window and scrambles, crab position, down a wooden ladder. Several minutes...
Jacket CopyOn the "Rebooting Culture" panel at the Festival of Books on Saturday, L.A. Times Book Editor David Ulin opened the discussion by recognizing this moment in time as one of intense cultural shifts, affecting readers, writers and narrative itself. The......
Jacket CopyBritish author Richard Francis is a novelist and a scholar -- this fall, Yale University press will publish his book "Fruitlands: The Alcott Family, the Englishmen, and Utopia" about the Transcendentalists, particularly Bronson Alcott (father of Louisa...
George Steinbrenner, who made his name synonymous with the revival of the New York Yankees as a dominant baseball team and leveraged multiple championships into business ventures that forever changed the economics of the sport, has died. He was 80....
By Richard Rayner "A good writer can make you believe time stands still. Yet the end of all stories, even if the writer forbears to mention it, is death," wrote the English writer Angela Carter, who died 16 years ago this month. At the time Carter was...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIN one, a poor woman from the west coast of Ireland flies, to the strains of a lonely Celtic melody, to Graceland to pay homage to Elvis Presley. In another, a British soldier wounded in World War II wanders London, recalling the days when he danced to...
From Moses to Malcolm X, Virginia Woolf to Loretta Lynn, historic figures have been showing up on the big screen since the early days of silent film. This year, by nominating six biographical pictures for Oscars — including three for best picture ...
Liz Smith"RETIREMENT IS the ugliest word in the English language,' said Ernest Hemingway. Hmmm, well, Hemingway found another way out of the grind. I HAVE ALWAYS been impressed with Peter O'Toole, that brilliant, vivid and glamorous actor. Now he has hung up his...
**1/2 (out of four) "Trishna" opens as if it could be an Indian cousin of "The Hangover," as Jay (Riz Ahmed of "Four Lions") and his fellow vacationing dudes either lounge and laugh freely or lay around nursing the night before. Few of the women in this...
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