| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
There may have been a time when the impulse to “cure” people of their homosexuality through psychological or spiritual intervention was accepted as an ethical course of action.
Those days are long gone.
And yet even today, despite all...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 9:51 PM
An off-and-on customer of OfficeMax, Mike Seay has gotten the office supply company's junk mail for years. But the mail that the grieving Lindenhurst, Ill., father said he got from OfficeMax last week was different.
The envelope appeared to be a typical...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There are many reasons investors enter the movie business. "Enticed by Charlie Sheen" isn't usually one of them.
On a vacation to Los Angeles a few years ago, Joe Newcomb, a Texas entrepreneur who has made millions in the fertilizer business, accepted...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Remember the 1980s? Art museums are starting to. Now that a full generation has passed, curators have some historical distance on that time, when so much changed in American art and American life.
Last year, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art did a...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Johnny Knoxville's latest movie is showing some longevity.
His prank comedy "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its second week in release, according to the latest rankings from Rentrak. The movie is up from...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Zkipster is aiming to make Oscars weekend a breeze for party planners across Los Angeles.
The company's cloud-based mobile application tracks guest lists, allowing event coordinators to swap cumbersome clipboards for iPads.
The app, also called...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:13 PM
If binge-watching the second season of "House of Cards," Netflix's misanthropic political thriller, isn't your idea of romance, take heart: There are plenty of other shows that celebrate love in its myriad forms available for you to binge-watch this...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To help transform Matthew McConaughey into a man dying of AIDS, Robin Mathews used grits to simulate a flaky rash in "Dallas Buyers Club."
For a pivotal comb-over scene in "American Hustle," Kathrine Gordon shaved and thinned part of Christian Bale's...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:30 AM
This year's Oscar nominees for makeup and hairstyling worked on three very different movies but they did have one thing in common: a knack for making healthy young actors look significantly closer to death.
Using everything from detailed prosthetics...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Now that we’ve had time to digest the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death from an apparent heroin overdose on Feb. 2, and to debate the nature of addiction, the conversation has started to shift to the country’s surge in heroin use...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Long-simmering animosity between two Los Angeles political figures reached new heights this week when their bad blood surfaced in a footnote attached to a federal judge's ruling.
The footnote revealed a series of vitriolic remarks made by AIDS...