| Apr 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
This is a longer version of my Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar cover story on "Inception," the most ambitious film to date from director Christopher Nolan. Most of the interviews in the story were conducted last year on the set......
| Jan 8, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Question: We are planning a trip to New York City next summer. Is there a list of bedbug-free hotels? How can we protect ourselves?
S. Penza, Camarillo
Answer: Bedbugs have become such an issue that several websites have sprung up to help travelers...
| Feb 8, 2010
In the Holmby Hills chateau where Michael Jackson lived his final months, Dr. Conrad Murray seemed a benevolent figure.
The physician arrived at night dressed in scrubs or a neat blazer and slacks, offering a ready smile for the household staff, and...
| May 22, 2011
The Golden Era of Romance Comics
Harper Design: $29.99
Forget Spider-Man or the X-Men. Instead, with "Agonizing Love," dip into the adventures of a young lady confronted with the horrible creature known as "Mother's Boy"!...
| Nov 17, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Patients over 65 -- and sometimes their doctors -- often behave as if sleep problems are as inevitable a part of aging as aches and wrinkles. It doesn't have to be that way, says a group of leading sleep doctors.......
| Nov 30, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Alcon Entertainment has the same luxury problem as Summit Entertainment: What to do with its box office bounty? In an intriguing twist at a time when most of the major studios are cutting back on expenses and rethinking strategies, the......
| Oct 21, 2009
| 4:32 PM
The National Institutes of Health got a $1.1-billion check from Congress this year to sort out which medical treatments are actually most effective. But it would cost a whole lot less to turn reams of Food and Drug Administration documents......
| Mar 31, 2008
In some respects, D-day at Walt Disney Concert Hall resembled many another Friday night concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A young man conducted. Another young man played the piano. The hall was full, and listeners sat respectfully through the...
| May 26, 2009
It's not hard to imagine music churning through the soul of Christoph Eschenbach -- the cosmopolitan conductor who's considered one of the world's great musical minds -- every waking hour. And then some, it turns out.
"I think we all, musicians, have...
| Dec 17, 2007
I recall with fondness the years prior to 1989 when I could take for granted my ability to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep for a full eight hours. After a car accident and subsequent surgeries, however, insomnia and its shiftless cousin, fatigue,...
| Nov 9, 2009
Leon Wittman tweaked his shoulder in 1994 while attempting to keep his basement from flooding during a thunderstorm by scooping water out of a window well with a bucket.
His left arm began to ache. He realized about a year later that he rarely used it...