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Nearly 20 years after the death of River Phoenix, the actor's final film, "Dark Blood," screened before an international audience last week at the Berlin International Film Festival. Perhaps the only thing more surprising than the film's tumultuous two-...
First published on Oct. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown, and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that we...
Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that we extend our subway system westward. (Hey, we're working on it.) Or maybe...
Culture MonsterJames Franco deconstructs Gus Van Sant's 'My Own Private Idaho'...
The Hero ComplexAmy Kaufman is back on the Hero Complex with an insightful piece about "Splice" star Sarah Polley. This is a longer version of Kaufman's story in today's edition of the Los Angeles Time Calendar section. Sarah Polley had just arrived......
Image-makers Johnny Grant, 84; Hollywood's honorary mayor and biggest booster was known as host of the Walk of Fame induction ceremonies (Jan. 9) Bernie Boston, 74; a former Los Angeles Times photographer best known for his iconic 1960s picture of a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTortured slaves. Victims of a "Helter Skelter" blood bath. Theater-goers incinerated in one of America's deadliest fires. The restless spirits of these and other tormented souls haunt creaky homes, dreary cemeteries and dark alleys. Or maybe it's all a...
Times Staff WriterCall it the hunt for the new male movie star — a youngster to step into the shoes of Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt or even Leonardo DiCaprio, who's already hit the ripe old age of 32. In the next year, Hollywood is betting literally a billion dollars on a...
Special to The TimesTHE Sunset Strip is L.A.'s very own road to ruin, a mile and a half of super-sized billboards, wannabe stars and sharp turns where a dangerous whiff of Hollywood Babylon blows cold. F. Scott Fitzgerald ate his last meal on the Strip (at Greenblatt's Deli)...
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark herelived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterVANCOUVER, Canada -- Back then, it didn't seem like a great career move. "I don't think anyone told me that I was crazy," William Gibson recalled last week, sitting on the leafy patio of a Creole restaurant near his home. "But they didn't read science...
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