| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:04 PM
Trudi Lesser is a highly regarded commercial real estate and finance attorney with over 25 years of practice, working exclusively in commercial real estate law for the last 15 years. She counsels property owners, developers and lenders in the purchase,...
| Oct 28, 2012
Philosopher Paul Kurtz was called many unflattering names during his long career, including "Satanic free-thinker" and "dangerous corrupter of young minds."
But the name some of his critics considered most damning was the one he most prized.
| Jan 29, 2012
Gigi Gordon, a crusading criminal defense lawyer who battled corrupt police and overzealous prosecutors to free dozens of prisoners who had been wrongfully convicted, committed suicide after struggling with multiple sclerosis and depression. She was 54....
| Sep 17, 2012
Dr. Thomas Szasz, the New York psychiatrist whose Don Quixote-like attacks on the psychiatric profession in the 1960s and 1970s led him to a position of prominence and influence before his radical ideas fell into disrepute and he faded into obscurity, has...
| Sep 23, 2012
"A poet," Louis Simpson once wrote, "should wish for enough unhappiness to keep him writing."
Simpson may not have wished for trouble, but he kept writing for 60 years — spare, powerful poems about war, infidelity, suburban alienation and other...
| Feb 25, 2012
Kenneth Price, a prolific Los Angeles artist whose work with glazed and painted clay transformed traditional ceramics while also expanding orthodox definitions of American and European sculpture, died early Friday at his home and studio in Taos, N.M. He...
| Aug 4, 2012
Joan Stein, a Tony-winning theater and television producer who helped to launch several long-running L.A. stage productions, including "Love Letters," "Forever Plaid" and Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," has died. She was 59.
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Nicholas McCarthy found himself in the Santa Monica offices of Content Media, an independent movie company, sensing that his life had reached a crossroads.
His 11-minute thriller had just played at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He had...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 4:35 PM
2010 HOLIDAY MOVIE PREVIEW: On the stage of the Performing Arts Center at SUNY's Purchase College, Natalie Portman, wearing a tutu and a distressed mesh top, elegantly pirouettes and then dips into the arms of dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied....
| Nov 8, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Men might want to start leaving laptop action to the ladies. Or at least work while the computers are on a desk, according to recent research about âscrotal hyperthermia.â Itâs not the kind of âhot and heavyâ most dudes prefer.......
| Nov 13, 2010
| 4:32 PM
In 1989, the private Corcoran Gallery of Art, battered by threats from Congress and worried about future federal grants, canceled an exhibition by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe that included male nudity and homosexual scenes. The banning made the...