| Oct 3, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Quiet, please. Iâm scanning the executive-producer credits to see if I can find Tiger Woodsâ name. Can you remember any other edition of âAmazing Raceâ so aswarm with blonds? Between Jill the blond hairstylist from Marina del Rey an...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 4:35 PM
"Skit I Allt," the title of Dungen's seventh LP loosely translates to "hell with it," but the literal American translation doesn't distill its true meaning. Gustav Estjes, the wavy-haired wizard behind the Stockholm-based quartet, has toyed with...
| Mar 19, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Note: Larry is posting items from 1920 and 1960 this year, and I will be watching movies from those years and writing about them, alternating weeks. This week is 1960's turn. And I owe you people something of an apology, because I have another Roger...
| Apr 2, 2010
| 4:33 PM
This continues to be the only Ingmar Bergman movie I have seen... I have a slew of them in my Netflix queue, but this one got prioritized mainly because it was the basis for Wes Craven's 1972 classic, âLast House on the Left.â Bergman's film, in turn,...
| May 23, 2010
Home Alone With Classic Cinema
W.W. Norton: 416 pp., $18.95
Gary Giddins is well known for his writing about music — he was a Village Voice jazz columnist for three decades, and his books, among them the biography...
| Nov 27, 2010
Most readers know the Swedish author Henning Mankell either for his political views — he is a strident critic of Israel and participated in the protest flotilla attempting to run its Gaza blockade earlier this year — or for his mysteries...
| Dec 30, 2010
How's this for a slice of irony?
Mario Batali, dressed in a suit, no orange Crocs in sight, is seated at a gleaming restaurant counter in a Manhattan eatery, haranguing a chef who works for him: "In a down economy, green doesn't play," Batali insists...
| Aug 1, 2010
It seems like the brainchild of a marketing genius. Take two of Broadway's most celebrated living actresses, bringing with them more than 100 years of combined New York stage experience, and cast them as mother and daughter in a show that mines both their...
| Sep 16, 2010
Edwin Newman, known to several generations of television viewers as the dry-witted NBC reporter and commentator who covered coronations and assassinations and wrote two bestselling books on Americans' mangling of the English language, has died. He was 91....
| Feb 5, 2011
| 9:49 PM
LEE K. HARRINGTON
Headed L.A. Economic Development Corp.
Lee K. Harrington, 64, a businessman who was executive director of the Southern California Leadership Council and the former head of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., died Friday near...
| Jun 13, 2011
Gunnar Fischer, a cinematographer best known for films he made with Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman including 1957's "The Seventh Seal," has died. He was 100.
Fischer died Saturday at a retirement home in Stockholm, said his son, Jens. No cause was given....