| Apr 28, 2008
From the earliest days of exploration, mariners in Chile's cool southern waters marveled at the abundance of whales. A Jesuit naturalist wrote of the sea "boiling" with the spouts of the leviathans.
Among 19th century Nantucket boatmen, the island of...
| Apr 11, 2008
Laurie Anderson has not pulled out all her plugs. But in her latest work, "Homeland," she's killed the multimedia. Wednesday night on a stage in Santa Barbara littered with candles, she stood, she sang, she spoke, she played a bit of electric violin....
| Mar 21, 2008
CAREER disasters (which usually involve some embarrassing bootlegged video or gossip magazine exposé) are commonplace in Tinseltown. If you're lucky, you can redeem yourself by being honest -- and then dazzling audiences with an unexpected Oscar-worthy...
| May 13, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 9 small custards
Note: Matcha powder is available at many Japanese and Korean markets. Sprinkle it over a cutout or stencil to leave a pattern on the custard. Kelly Tisdale, the co-owner,...
| Jul 27, 2008
Let's be clear about one thing: They were a great band. I thought so wholeheartedly in 10th grade. But then my musical taste broadened, grew more "sophisticated" or "adult." They became a guilty pleasure, a reminder of my adolescence, the kind of band I...
| Nov 23, 2008
The Hedgehog's Dilemma
A Tale of Obsession, Nostalgia, and the World's Most Charming Mammal
Bloomsbury: 280 pp., $25
Hugh Warwick is an ecologist who has spent 20 years of his life working with hedgehogs. They are cute, Warwick admits,...
| Nov 29, 2008
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| Dec 10, 2008
LOS ANGELES, December 10, 2008 - LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine today announced the selection of Nic Harcourt as Editor at Large, Music & Culture. Beginning February 8, 2009, in LA's January/February double Oscar issue, Harcourt will contribute a...
| Jan 18, 2009
Prominent Angelenos are flocking to President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony and inaugural balls on Tuesday, and to related, high-profile events scheduled for this weekend. We spoke to attendees and party hosts, from Arianna Huffington to...
| Jul 26, 2009
Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are not the only literary friends to see their relationship go cold. Indeed, the history of literature is a history of betrayals, of writers turning on each other and collaborations falling apart. Below, we give...
| Sep 2, 2008
Behold the king of the boat jousters.
The man-mountain stands silhouetted against the Mediterranean sun, gliding past spectators lining a canal: Aurelien Evangelisti, a.k.a. The Centurion, a Gallic Goliath of Italian and Maltese descent, a baby-faced,...