| Jun 8, 2008
FOR MUCH of her life, Catherine Deneuve, who turns 65 this year, has been a leading lady of European art cinema, not to mention an avatar of European beauty and glamour. In her native France, she is literally an iconic figure, having served as the face of...
| Jul 6, 2008
THE BRITISH filmmaker Christopher Nolan has the mien of a passionate literature professor (passionate, that is, in the British sense of the term) and, last December, he spoke about the young actor Heath Ledger as if he were the most fascinating manuscript...
| Jan 8, 2008
The old woman's back was so hunched she couldn't get her chin off her chest. Wrapped in layers of ratty sweaters, she stood meekly against a tile wall, one hand extended. Elderly Russians are everywhere in the subway tunnels beneath Moscow, begging for...
| Dec 13, 2009
The environmental movement may not yet have changed the world, but it has certainly changed the world of children's books. Hardly a science or nature book for kids fails to sound a warning about habitats, species and resources in danger. Where 10 years...
| Jul 21, 2009
Otto Heino, the Ojai-based master potter, educator and symbol of the midcentury California studio crafts movement who along with his late wife, Vivika, reformulated a lost-to-the-ages Chinese glaze that made him a multimillionaire, has died. He was 94....
| Mar 2, 2009
If you don't move around nearly enough during the workday, you might need to compensate with these flexibility-enhancing moves. Some require minimal equipment such as dumbbells; others can be done at one's desk or against an unoccupied bit of wall space....
| Mar 26, 2009
| 10:23 AM
Just two months ago, I wrote about how my obsession with Elizabeth Taylor colored my choices and changed my life. While that is certainly true, it was an outside manifestation, lighthearted and fun. Inside, though, at a much more profound place, its my...
| Apr 6, 2009
When the nurses wheeled Ana Rodarte into the operating room at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, she was already dopey from the sedative she'd been given in pre-op.
A heart monitor began to capture her drowsy rhythms. The anesthesiologist covered...
| May 15, 1998
In a ruling that affects scores of criminal defendants, the California Supreme Court decided Thursday that a single criminal act can count as more than one crime under the state's three-strikes law.
The 4-to-3 ruling upheld a sentence of 25 years to life...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Early Friday, my friend and colleague Mary Schmich posted to her Facebook page, âThis morning Mary Ellen Findlay Schmich left the world she loved so much.â Mrs. Schmich, 87, whose wit, warmth and passion were well known to Tribune readers......
| Aug 10, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Retired NFL DE Kenard Lang has partnered with Target to host a Back to School fair for at-risk children identified by the Northwest Learning Center....