| Oct 3, 2010
To the End of the Land
Translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Alfred A. Knopf: 582 pp., $27.95
From an American standpoint, the degree of moral authority conferred upon Israeli novelist David Grossman in his homeland can...
| Jun 16, 2011
In the last five years, singer and songwriter Bill Callahan has been making nouveau cowboy music, the kind that might have soothed his former self, the confessional, acerbic zinemaker who released tapes made out of his bedroom in the early '90s and went...
| Jul 25, 2011
In a world that's constantly changing, it's good to know that some things basically stay the same — for example, the movie western. It's a genre that hasn't changed much in the last century of cinematic history: There are good guys and there are bad...
| Aug 2, 2011
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It's the kind of surprise the Master of Suspense would have loved.
The National Film Preservation Foundation and the New Zealand Film Archive are announcing Wednesday the discovery of the first 30 minutes of a 1923 British film, "The White Shadow,"...
| Oct 5, 2008
DIRECTOR Larry Charles has been mistaken for a homeless crack addict, thanks to his, er, unconventional style. (The pajamas and Moses beard didn't help.) But nowadays, Charles -- whose latest film, " Religulous," opened Friday -- favors sleek designer...
| Nov 11, 2009
Black humor is the match that closet idealists strike to keep the real darkness at bay.
"Hollywood Moon" is the third in the series of novels Joseph Wambaugh has set in LAPD's Hollywood station -- and, by far, the best in the sequence. A meticulously...
| Mar 27, 2009
Dan Seals, who as part of the duo England Dan and John Ford Coley sang the hit “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight” and other 1970s soft-rock touchstones, has died. He was 61.
FOR THE RECORD: The obituary in...
| Jan 30, 2009
Glenn 'Jeep' Davis
Hurdler was gold medalist
Glenn "Jeep" Davis, 74, a three-time Olympic gold-medal hurdler, died Wednesday at a hospice in Barberton, Ohio, after a long illness.
Davis was gold medalist in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1956 Melbourne...
| Apr 8, 2010
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Shirley Mills Hanson
Child actress in 'Grapes of Wrath'
Shirley Mills Hanson, 83, a former child actress who played young Ruthie Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath," director John Ford's classic 1940 film based on the John Steinbeck novel, died March 31 of...
| Aug 6, 2009
Budd Schulberg, who exposed the dark side of American ambition in his acclaimed Hollywood novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" and won an Academy Award for his screenplay depicting the mob-controlled longshoremen's union in the film classic "On the Waterfront,"...
| Mar 19, 2010
Fess Parker, whose star-making portrayal of frontiersman Davy Crockett on television in the mid-1950s made him a hero to millions of young baby boomers and spurred a nationwide run on coonskin caps, died Thursday. He was 85.
Parker, who played another...