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  • Will public donations save the 'Gone with the Wind' gowns?

     
    It seems unthinkable that the costumes from one of Hollywood's most legendary films, "Gone with the Wind," aren't displayed securely at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or some other venerable house of history. But alas, the key costumes worn by......
  • Lakers sign draft pick Devin Ebanks [Updated]

     
    The Lakers signed second-round pick Devin Ebanks Thursday, a team spokesman said. Ebanks was selected with the 43rd overall pick out of West Virginia University. His contract is not guaranteed, but Ebanks will earn a salary of about $473,604, which is the...
  • Lakers sign draft pick Derrick Caracter

     
    The Lakers announced Friday that they signed second-round draft pick Derrick Caracter. Caracter, a 6-foot-8 power forward, signed a two-year contract worth about $1.1 million in which just the first year at $473,604 is guaranteed. Caracter played one...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Emmys present and future | Natalie Portman Oscar-bound? | Tonys still without a date | 'Gone With the Wind' costumes saved

     
    • In a provocative piece, Joel Keller wonders "when does a comedy stop being a comedy?" As a starting point, he uses this frank admission by "Nurse Jackie" star Edie Falco as she picked up the best comedy series actress Emmy: "Oh, this is the most...
  • Magnum Photos Collection opens to the public

     
    In the past, it hasn't always been easy getting up close and personal with valuable photographic prints from masters such as Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Now the general public can get an intimate look at works by some of......
  • Denis Johnson's papers go to Texas and more book news

     
    Denis Johnson, who won the National Book Award for his massive Vietnam novel "Tree of Smoke," will be giving his papers to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, it was announced Wednesday. As is typical of an......
  • A flashback L.A. in the New Yorker

     
    Dagoberto Gilb's story "Uncle Rock" appears in this week's New Yorker; it may be set in the Fernando Valenzuela past, but it's recognizably close to home. For a certain subset of Angelenos, that is, who will be able to triangulate......
  • NFL draft is a ratings success

     
    "The Mentalist" was the most-watched television program last Thursday night, being seen by 14.9 million viewers, but that wasn't the big news. ESPN's overwhelming coverage of the NFL draft, the first held during a weeknight prime-time period, was the...
  • Oil spill caused by 'a confluence of unfortunate events'

    Oil spill caused by 'a confluence of unfortunate events'
    Flaws in a cement encasement intended to seal BP's well were most likely the root of last month's deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, according to interviews, government officials, congressional hearing testimony, drilling reports...
  • Does this birth control pill make me look fat?

    Does this birth control pill make me look fat?
    Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
  • The Actor's Craft: The Eli Wallach method

    The Actor's Craft: The Eli Wallach method
    The moment one enters the gracious Upper West Side apartment of Eli Wallach, the home he has shared for decades with his wife and fellow actress, Anne Jackson, there is an unmistakable sense of life being well lived. Smiling and curious about his guest,...