| Jun 1, 2008
ON a recent afternoon at the Warner Bros. lot, Clint Eastwood took a break from a long day in the editing bay and strolled over to a hushed screening room. There, his armed-and-dangerous past was waiting for him, and the filmmaker winced when he looked it...
| Jun 8, 2008
IN THE "Say what?" department, this statement ranks up there: "If Camoletti had written a tragedy of this quality, he'd be up there with Pinter."
Few people could get away with comparing Marc Camoletti, the French playwright of the creaky '60s sex...
| Jun 17, 2008
Oscar-winning producer Walter Mirisch has lived the American dream. He grew up in a poor immigrant family, and despite suffering hardships during the Great Depression, he found his way to Harvard. He later went on to a storied career producing some of the...
| Apr 30, 2008
Legend of the Motorcycle enters its third year with an emphasis on the first word of its name -- the legendary riders who have ridden many of the bikes on display and the award-winning builders who have used those motorcycles as inspiration in the present...
| Jan 11, 2009
Next week, when his men's collection hits the Milan runway, New York designer John Varvatos will be firing the opening salvo in a bid to make his rock-flavored label the next American lifestyle brand to go global. In nine years, he's managed to make...
| Mar 26, 2009
Many a great film director is tethered artistically to a trusted actor: John Ford had the Duke, Fellini had Mastroianni and Scorsese had De Niro.
For Sam Peckinpah, the volatile maverick who reinvented the western as a hyperviolent, nihilistic...
| Apr 2, 2009
Some of Kent Twitchell's murals are best known because they no longer exist.
His "The Old Lady of the Freeway" greeted travelers along the Hollywood Freeway from 1974 until it was painted out by a billboard company in 1986.
More recently, "Ed Ruscha...
| Jul 12, 2009
A Bright and Guilty Place
Murder, Corruption, and
L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
Doubleday: 270 pp., $25
Everything has its counterpart. For every piece of matter there is a like piece of antimatter, for every movie star there is or...
| Nov 8, 2009
For a writer, Enda Walsh has surprisingly little faith in words.
The 42-year old Irish dramatist's plays "The Walworth Farce" and "The New Electric Ballroom" have earned rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. But he insists that "words sort of get...
| Nov 16, 2004
In a valley south of Ensenada, thousands of race fans wake at scraggly campsites to the sight of rising dust and feel of trembling earth. It's the all-day plane crash, as one racing legend has dubbed it — an off-road armada of 300 bikes, buggies,...