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The gig: Sprinkles Cupcakes, the Beverly Hills chain beloved by bold-faced Hollywood names such as Tom Cruise and Ryan Seacrest, launched in 2005 with six workers, including founders Candace and Charles Nelson. The company has since expanded to 400...
Jeanine Basinger's "I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies" (Alfred A. Knopf: 432 pp., $30) is a breezy, fun excursion into Hollywood's presentation of matrimony, from the earliest days of cinema through the modern era. But rather than...
L.A. NOWClaremont McKenna College announced its new president Thursday: Hiram E. Chodosh, the dean of the University of Utah’s law school and an expert on legal affairs and anti-corruption measures in the Middle East and Asia. Chodosh will succeed Pamela B....
-------------------- Glittering Images A Journey Through Art From Egypt to Star Wars Camille Paglia Pantheon: 202 pp., $30 -------------------- In the 1990s Camille Paglia established herself as a cultural critic to be reckoned with. Her daring...
L.A. NOWNicholas B. Dirks, a high-ranking Columbia University administrator and an expert on the history and culture of India, has been chosen to be the next chancellor of UC Berkeley, officials announced Thursday. Dirks, who is Columbia's executive vice...
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while...
Film critic Andrew Sarris began his rise to prominence in the early 1960s when, fresh off an extended visit to Paris, he became a primary spokesman for a theory that would reverberate throughout the cinema world. Screenwriters and producers may have...
The members of the folk group the Highwaymen were freshmen in the same fraternity at Wesleyan University in Connecticut when they came together to perform at a campus party in 1958. By their senior year, the quintet had a No. 1 single with their haunting...
Nation NowFormer Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was resting in stable condition at a South Dakota hospital Saturday after he hit his head during a fall, hospital officials said....
TechnologyGoogle's Street View program allows you to tour college campuses from your computer....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesNicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming...
The Fabulous ForumBASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: Magic Johnson played high school basketball with WWE's The Undertaker. A popular game to play with celebrities is to look at them "Before They Were Famous," particularly when they were younger (heck, MTV recently had a show......
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