| Nov 11, 2009
| 4:33 PM
â¢ Who volunteers to tell Kathy Griffin that the guest actress Emmys don't get presented on the prime-time kudocast but are relegated to the creative arts awardsfest that she has dubbed the Schmemmys? The two-time Emmy champ for her reality series "My...
| Dec 14, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Elizabeth Taylor is out of the hospital ... And The Times prepares to announce its Women of the Year. Teresa "Terry" Kincheloe, 6, is learning "the domestic arts." She likes to dry the dishes, helps her mother in the kitchen, makes the beds, gardens and...
| Sep 28, 2009
| 4:32 PM
The Dodgers and Braves would meet in a best-of-three playoff series to determine the National League representative in the World Series. Both teams won their regular-season finales to stay tied for first. The Dodgers beat the Cubs, 7-1, and the Braves...
| Jan 9, 2009
In the summer of 1798 in a forest in the South of France, several hunters and their dogs captured a boy of 11 or 12, filthy and long-haired and walking on all fours. He landed in the National Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, where he was put on...
| Jan 11, 2009
Reporting from Ventura, Riverside, and San Diego Counties -- Why, you may ask, are we rushing north on Interstate 5 and veering east on California 126 into the Santa Clara Valley? Why are we pulling off the road by a fruit stand and slipping into the...
| Jan 15, 2009
The cover art for Alex Vernon's slim cultural biography "On Tarzan" is a photo of winding green tendrils and vines, vines being the equivalent of the cross-town bus for the Lord of the Apes.
But the photo is also a warning of the thicket we are about...
| Jul 14, 2008
The trouble with historical fiction is that there often isn't a satisfying amount of either element. Fact constrains fantasy as the helpless past gets reduced to a pencil sketch.
"Of Equal Measure," Tanya Barfield's drama about the hypocrisy of Woodrow...
| Apr 10, 2011
Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86.
Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years,...
| Jun 10, 2009
Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian.
In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...
| Dec 2, 2010
Film both mimics our dreams and provokes our fantasies. The idea that an individual's relationship with it might be a narcotic, a heady mood or attitude, an atmosphere that changes speed and temperature but can never be escaped is central to David...
| Sep 29, 2011
Mo Rothman, a veteran studio executive who helped pave the way for Charlie Chaplin to end an acrimonious, two-decade exile from the United States and returned some of the filmmaker's classic movies to American screens, died Sept. 15 in Los Angeles. He was...