| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:37 PM
As "Luck" fans have heard, there will be no second season of the best movie or TV show ever made about the world of horse racing. The show was cancelled this week after a third horse died on the set. For the first time since the series premiered, I went...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:33 PM
HBO's horse racing drama "Luck" was a bad bet from the start....
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:36 PM
John Leonard's collected essays, a book on genesis of the AIDS pandemic and another YA book by Carl Hiassen are all part of our Sunday coverage....
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:33 PM
HBO cancels "Luck" after a third horse dies. A new take on "21 Jump Street."...
| Mar 22, 2012
Ulu Grosbard, a Tony-nominated stage director who also worked in film, directing such movies as "True Confessions" and "The Deep End of the Ocean," died late Sunday or early Monday in New York City, according to his family. He was 83.
During a five-...
| Aug 19, 2012
Maybe you've always suspected that there was more to San Diego's North County than beach towns, rolling hills, expat giraffes and a walled kingdom of brightly colored plastic. But frankly, they had me at beach towns.
I always figured the rest —...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival has chosen "Looper," director Rian Johnson's "thinking-man actioner" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, to open its 10-day event starting Sept. 6. The film stars Gordon-Levitt as a time-traveling...
| Nov 21, 2012
For fragrance lovers, it's the season of opulent choices.
L'Objet's champagne-scented candle is decked out in a malachite vessel with 24-karat gold and amethyst quartz cabochon detailing that can double as a treasure box later.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Every movie star handles award season differently. Some are openly disdainful of the dog-and-pony shows — Joaquin Phoenix, anyone? — while others are able to at least feign excitement at the prospect of traipsing down yet another red carpet....
| Aug 30, 2012
While designing what is now the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena in the late 1960s, architects John Kelsey and Thornton Ladd expressed a belief: Space that houses art "can be part of the event and experience."
When it opened in 1969 as the Pasadena Art...
| Aug 6, 2011
Buck Henry arguably made his showbiz debut at the age of 2, when his mother, the silent film star Ruth Taylor, took him to the Paramount lot to show him off. She denied then that she wanted him to go into movies. Sorry, Mom. Henry has become a polymath of...