| Apr 20, 2012
Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...
| Mar 8, 2013
Claude King, 90, a country singer-songwriter who was best known for the 1962 hit "Wolverton Mountain," died early Thursday at his home in Shreveport, La., where his family found him unresponsive in bed.
King was one of the original members of "Louisiana...
| Mar 3, 2013
One of the great joys of being a fashion critic is the ability to observe how designers all over the world riff on and reinterpret the L.A. look.
Watching the spring runway collections, whether I was sitting at a runway show in the crumbling Beekman...
| Mar 3, 2013
Paris-based designer Isabel Marant rhapsodizes about Los Angeles the way most people rhapsodize about her hometown.
"In a minute you can be at the sea or in Joshua Tree," she says. "There are so many things to do in nature. But I love the architecture...
| Feb 9, 2013
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MEXICO CITY — You might be hard-pressed to find the word "Mexico" in some of the advertising for tourist resorts in Mexico.
Brands like "Riviera Maya" often eclipse the name of the country where those lush beaches are located.
As deadly violence...
| Jan 5, 2013
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On a December night in 1954, Los Angeles met the woman it would soon deem too hot for television.
After the success of Vampira, the glamorous ghoul of 1950s late-night TV, executives at KABC-TV (Channel 7) cast Gloria Pall, a showgirl and model, as...
| Nov 18, 2012
Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg.
The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...
| Nov 16, 2012
Bernard Lansky, the Memphis retailer who helped a young Elvis Presley establish his signature clothing style of pegged pants, two-toned shoes and other flashy duds in the 1950s, has died. He was 85.
Julie Lansky, the clothier's granddaughter, said he...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:32 PM
One of the biggest misconceptions about the book “Moneyball,” the Michael Lewis bestseller about the low-budget Oakland A’s’ pathway to baseball success, is that it was about the triumph of statistical analysis. Now that the book...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Earlier this month a controversial video was posted on the website XXL, with rapper Too $hort offering "advice" to young boys. The video was quickly taken down, but not before it ignited a furor in the hip-hop world, spurring several bloggers to fume...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 9:33 PM
With his latest pandemic thriller “Contagion” enjoying critical praise and generating over $50 million in ticket sales, Steven Soderbergh has already started rolling the cameras on his next project, and this time, he’s keeping it in...