| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
LONDON -- A $1.3-billion trove of art, some or all of which was looted by the Nazis more than 70 years ago, appears to be without parallel in the annals of stolen art, experts say.
“It is the largest cache held by a private individual illegally by...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The event: The Dream for Future Africa Foundation Gala, honoring Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani on Thursday. Co-hosted by model Amber Valletta, super chef Wolfgang Puck and Gelila Assefa Puck, the evening came complete with performances by...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:50 AM
[Updated: 7:12 p.m.: Charlie Trotter's family issued a statement earlier expressing sorrow at the shocking death of the 54-year-old acclaimed chef and asking for privacy "as we work through this difficult time."
Many chefs, including notable L.A. chefs,...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
KROQ-FM has cooked up a campaign allowing music fans to help support relief efforts in the Philippines following the disaster inflicted on the region by Typhoon Haiyan and get a VIP trip to one of the station’s upcoming Almost Acoustic Christmas...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The event: The Go Go Gala, benefiting the GO Campaign to improve the lives of orphans and children in need worldwide. The affair honored “local hero” Jane Ekayu for her work rehabilitating Uganda’s child soldiers and it celebrated the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:34 PM
There are weeks when popular culture functions as if unified by a single, invisible thread, powered ever forward by ego, ambition and staggering sums of cash. At other times, the culture seems to operate in a continuous feedback loop, trumpeting and...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:56 AM
After an inconclusive autopsy Thursday, the search for the cause of death of pioneering Chicago chef Charlie Trotter continues. But his wife says he did not die as a result of a ruptured brain aneurysm.
That possibility was floated by friends who...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:06 AM
More than a dozen costumes from "The Sound of Music" -- including a jacket and pants worn by Christopher Plummer and a range of children's wardrobe pieces -- are headed to the auction block Dec. 21.
The upcoming auction was announced Thursday by...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:56 PM
The auction of Oprah Winfrey's personal collection of art, antiques, furniture and memorabilia on Saturday was a stunning demonstration of just how much fans want a piece of the O.
PHOTO GALLERY: Surprise sales in the Oprah auction
A set of six 18th...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:58 AM
The L.A.-born fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes captured the gender-bending electricity of the 1980s like no one else.
He made a name for himself with his drawings of dominant women dressed in the theatrical haute couture of the day. In addition to...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Three-month-old Sumatran tiger siblings' swimming skills were tested by staff Wednesday at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The cubs, a male named Bandar and a female named Sukacita, both passed what the zoo termed a "swim reliability test" that is...