| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:25 PM
With apologies to Lauren Bacall--the quote is from 1944's "To Have and Have Not," her first film and a must-see rental--several people have written in response to Friday's deer-strike column to advise that retail "deer whistle" devices are an effective...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:42 AM
The enduringly popular movie gets another lavish home-video rendering in a new edition including both DVD and Blu-ray copies of the film, plus new special features in two documentaries, one a profile of director Michael Curtiz. Humphrey Bogart and...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 8:25 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — If the walls of this beachside jazz joint could talk, oh, the story they would tell.
Those walls of The Blue Beet date back 100 years, but the music venue and restaurant near the Newport Pier over the years has been shaped by much...
| Apr 8, 2012
You might say that Joseph Cornell lived in a box within a box.
From his early teens to his death in 1972 at the age of 69, the artist stayed firmly tied to a home in Queens he shared with his mother and invalid brother.
When Cornell ventured out, it was...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:21 AM
Paula B. Hill’s life is so deeply ingrained with theater culture, it is the stuff of movies.
She is a celebration of the adventure of an exuberant and exciting life lived up high, free to go and see and be but still grounded by her strong ties to...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Late Monday night, I was standing in M&T Bank Stadium with my family, celebrating the Ravens' win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Less than 24 hours later, I found myself sitting in Lincoln Center for the second half of New York City Fashion Week. It’s...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 5:40 AM
NEW YORK -- Helen Gurley Brown, who created the idea of a modern woman with her book "Sex and the Single Girl" and was editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for three decades, has died at age 90, the Hearst Corporation said Monday.
Gurley Brown died...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:00 AM
"You can't run from your mistakes. You have to confront them." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger
Believe it or not, there was a time when people didn't go on TV to confess their sins. That was back when most understood what sin is, before everything became...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:05 AM
| May 1, 2012
| 1:41 PM
LOS ANGELES — It was a dank, rain-sodden Raymond Chandler kind of morning, as if some omnipotent auteur had rung up the studio and ordered a classic film noir sky. Cumulonimbus clouds the color of a snub-nosed revolver hovered with ominous intent,...