| Nov 24, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Fans of Dr. James Wilson, Robert Sean Leonard's character on "House," have a lot to look forward to in the Nov. 30 episode â titled "Wilson." Leonard's screen time has increased this season, since Hugh Laurie's Dr. House moved in......
| Dec 3, 2009
| 4:32 PM
If youâve ever been hooked on a hospital-centered drama like âGreyâs Anatomy,â âHouse,â âERâ or âSt. Elsewhere,â you can thank a 1933 Broadway play called âMen in White.â The drama took theatergoers inside the operating room for...
| Dec 14, 2009
| 4:33 PM
The day is Christmas, 1938. Thousands of cars rumble down Altadena's Santa Rosa Avenue, the street's towering cedars aglow for what a photo caption in the Los Angeles Times calls "The Mile of Trees." The tourist attraction wasn't really a mile long -- but...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 4:33 PM
In this installment of Lost L.A., our columnist Sam Watters looks at how successful bankers over 100 years ago built the cornerstones of what we know as downtown. Brothers and co-founders of the Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Herman and Isaias...
| Apr 22, 2009
Tune the television to so many rapid-fire cooking shows today, and it seems eventually you're bound to witness some kind of shouting match. It's enough to make the stomach nostalgic for the kinder, simpler days of Marian Manners and Prudence Penny, the...
| May 26, 2009
For 40 minutes last month he held them spellbound, reading about America in 1898. John Sayles didn't just give the crowd a taste of his new novel, "Some Time in the Sun" -- he performed a comedy about tabloid newsboys in New York, playing 26 characters...
| Dec 8, 2008
Snobbery and wealth, like love and marriage, don't always go together. The same holds for knowledge and money, as in "He's got more dollars than sense."
At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the complex relationships among taste, affluence and...
| Dec 13, 2008
Van Johnson, who soared to stardom during World War II as MGM's boy-next-door in films such as "A Guy Named Joe" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and became one of the era's top box-office draws, died Friday. He was 92.
Johnson, who was most frequently...
| Dec 14, 2008
| 12:08 AM
L.A. designer Barclay Butera has refashioned drawings by Julia Morgan, the architect of Hearst Castle, for a line of luxury pillows. The four patterns in the Casa del Monte series are based on pencil sketches that Morgan prepared for gilded plaster relief...
| Jan 10, 2009
She's navigated the world of Los Angeles' elite for eight decades -- weekending at Hearst Castle at San Simeon with William Randolph Hearst, riding horses with friends at her family ranch above the boulevard that bears her father's name, partying at...
| Aug 17, 2008
"This is a unique destination where you are allowed on a military post, visit [one] of the 21 missions and stay overnight at Hearst's private lodge," says reader Lloyd van Horsen of Santa Barbara, in recommending Ft. Hunter Liggett.