| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:58 PM
The search-and-destroy mission against the HIV virus just got much more complicated.
New research suggests that HIV's genetic program is far more abundant in certain dormant T-cells of infected patients and is potentially more capable of unleashing...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:20 AM
(This post has been updated. See below.)
Director Steve Hoover's documentary feature debut, "Blood Brother," is an uncomplicated hagiography of his friend Rocky Braat, a caretaker for HIV-positive orphans in rural India. Nevertheless, the gorgeously...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A thick, unrelenting heat permeated the Louisiana sets of "12 Years a Slave" — 100-degree-plus temperatures so intense they stifled breath. The moment a scene wrapped, cast and crew would take refuge in air-conditioned cars parked nearby. One member...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:58 PM
City Hall and Los Angeles County elected leaders are warning that if voters pass a June ballot measure that forces the city to create its own health department, it will increase costs and erode essential services now provided by the county.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:30 AM
TORONTO — Standing ovations for movies playing at the Toronto International Film Festival are as ubiquitous as Benedict Cumberbatch and the food trucks lining the downtown entertainment district. Every film receiving a gala premiere brings the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Photographer Chris Mottalini is obsessed with structural ghosts. At the heart of that obsession is architect Paul Rudolph's homes, which Mottalini documented in various stages of demolition over a period of seven years.
The images were recently gathered...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The documentary "Fire in the Blood" details how, from 1996 to 2003, Western pharmaceutical companies acted along with U.S. and European governments to, in effect, keep low-cost, generic antiretroviral drugs out of the reach of poor, HIV/AIDS-afflicted...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:47 AM
On the Venice Boardwalk, the pot hawkers come at you like carnival barkers. In their green scrubs, armed with business cards, they beckon passersby to enter their narrow shops.
“Do you have a headache? A backache? Come on in, our doctor is...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:41 PM
The event: Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama: "Fashion in a New Light" on Sept. 12.
The crowd: Sharon Stone, the Backstreet Boys, recording artists Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann of Karmin, and a swath of young Hollywood, including Corbin Bleu,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Actor Tim Cummings is quietly stripping on stage at Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre. Each item of clothing comes off with mounting dread.
Now Cummings, who plays writer-turned-AIDS activist Ned Weeks in Larry Kramer's pioneering play "The Normal Heart,"...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Saudi Arabia, where Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca. It is here, in Mount Arafat on the Mountain of Mercy, known in Arabic as Jabal al-Rahma, that the...