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Culture MonsterWill the new Home Show be worth the wait? Or, for L.A. art fans, the drive to Santa Barbara? It’s been 15 years since Santa Barbara’s Contemporary Arts Forum did a version of this popular exhibition, which involves commissioning artists......
All The RageThe cardigan that Jeff Bridges' character wore to memorable effect in the 1998 Coen brothers film "The Big Lebowski," (which we told you was about to be auctioned off) never made it to the auction block. When I called the......
Culture MonsterSome artworks fire up in a flash. Others take a bit longer to enter the world. By Peter Wegner’s accounting, the most ambitious of a suite of artworks he just completed for Stanford’s new Graduate School of Business campus was......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMan does not live by bread alone, and families can't count on theme parks for all their adventures. Here are 10 relatively unthemed Western destinations, all best enjoyed in the company of a 10-year-old: Cable cars, San Francisco: Of the three routes...
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
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As photographer Richard C. Miller documented the construction of the four-level freeway interchange in mid-20th century downtown Los Angeles, he was overwhelmed by its man-made beauty. "I saw it and just went out of my mind," he later wrote. "I thought,...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesSal Mineo A Biography Michael Gregg Michaud Harmony: 410 pp., $25.99 Near the climax of "Rebel Without a Cause," three angst-filled adolescents played by James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo take refuge in an abandoned mansion. As Dean reclines on...
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As a California Highway Patrol officer in San Luis Obispo County, Ernie Tripke had never heard of James Dean before Sept. 30, 1955. But from that day forward, Tripke never quite escaped being asked about the day he responded to the two-car crash that...
Dennis Hopper, the maverick director and costar of the landmark 1969 counterculture film classic "Easy Rider" whose drug- and alcohol-fueled reputation as a Hollywood bad boy preceded his return to sobriety and a career resurgence in the films " Hoosiers"...
Gold Derby nuggets: Pundits predict top races at Globes and Oscars | Pete Hammond: 'Brothers' has Oscars pedigree | 'Mad Men' recap and forecastGold Derbyâ¢ Sasha Stone offers up her first round of predictions for the always unpredictable Golden Globes: "We know that 'Nine' is assured to enter the race very strongly at that point, if it hadnât already. This is not to be premature and assume it is in...
Comments BlogKnown best for his pioneering film "Easy Rider," Dennis Hopper died Saturday of prostate cancer at the age of 74 in his home in Venice Beach. Hopper, who made his debut opposite James Dean in the classic "Rebel Without a......
Unable to use his hands because of a childhood bout with polio, Paul K. Longmore wrote his first book by punching a keyboard with a pen he held in his mouth. It took him 10 years, and when he was done, he burned a copy in front of the Federal Building...
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