| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:23 AM
The following is a first-person report originally published in The Times on Dec. 15, 2009, under the headline: A game played for high stakes. The secondary headline read: A reporter remembers when Nelson Mandela united a young nation behind a rugby team....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:18 PM
A movie producer has sued Warner Bros. and Clint Eastwood’s production company, claiming the movie studio and the Oscar-winning filmmaker stole the idea for their 2012 baseball movie “Trouble With the Curve.”
In his 120-page...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Among the surprising things about the movie chronicling Nelson Mandela’s journey to freedom is that it began while he was still in prison.
Back in the late 1980s, South African movie producer Anant Singh started corresponding with the imprisoned...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to score Dodgers-Cardinals tickets.
The Skinny: Even I'm starting to feel sorry for the New York Giants, and I'm a die-hard Washington Redskins fan. It's Friday so let's make this fast and furious. Today's roundup...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children.
A rare moment is being captured by...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Coached LSU football team
Paul Dietzel, 89, who led Louisiana State University to an undefeated season in 1958 and its first college football national championship, died Tuesday after a brief illness, the university announced. He was a...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:29 PM
By now you’ve read all the recaps of the JFK assassination and all the "who’s the best actor who played Kennedy" blog posts that you ever thought you would.
But JFK movies go beyond those who played the man himself: to wit, Kevin Costner...
| Dec 4, 2013
When set decorator Claudette Didul needed to decorate Sally Draper's bedroom with 1960s-era clothing for an episode of "Mad Men" last season, she knew just the place.
Didul went to Playclothes, a vintage clothing and furnishing store in Burbank, to...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner -- better known as the pop star Sting -- will serve as the musical guest at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's annual Art + Film Gala, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 2.
As previously announced, the gala will honor...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:37 PM
"New Girl" (Fox, Tuesdays); "The Mindy Project" (Fox, Tuesdays). With the signal exception of Rebel Wilson's "Super Fun Night," the new TV year is less interested in the lives of young unattached women than in family business, typically spread across...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
No tradition in photography is more eagerly awaited than the year-end avalanche of books from artists old and new. And photography has provided us with no greater mystery in recent years than the case of Vivian Maier.
Before her death in 2009, Maier...