| Apr 9, 2011
As she so often does, Marichia Simcik Arese will host one of her unusual crafts boutiques this weekend at her Pacific Palisades home.
And two days after that she will head for Vietnam to encourage the disabled young artists who create chic water bottle...
| Sep 18, 2011
The coffee table in Barbara T. Smith's Venice home is piled high with aging cassette tapes. She's been sorting through audio from a 1981 performance piece called "Birthdaze" in preparation for "The Radicalization of a '50s Housewife," her upcoming solo...
| Aug 25, 2011
Frank Dileo, a music industry promoter who spent five years as Michael Jackson's manager after the release of his "Thriller" album then briefly rejoined him before the pop star's death in 2009, has died. He was 63.
Dileo died Wednesday at a hospital in...
| Nov 2, 2011
Gil Cates, the Hollywood showman who transformed the annual Academy Awards telecast from a tired and predictable affair into a polished entertainment extravaganza with hosts such as Billy Crystal and Steve Martin, has died. He was 77.
Cates may have been...
| Nov 8, 2011
Alan Mootnick, a self-taught primate specialist who rose to become a leading authority on gibbon biology and conservation, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications following heart surgery, relatives said. He was 60.
| Dec 18, 2011
Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in bayside bars on the West African island nation of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy Award in 2004 after she finally took her music to stages around the world, died Saturday. She was 70.
| Nov 19, 2011
Walt Hazzard, a stellar point guard who helped John Wooden win his first national championship at UCLA and became the fifth coach to follow the college basketball legend, died Friday. He was 69.
Hazzard, who suffered a stroke in 1996, died at Ronald...
| Jan 28, 2011
"Ip Man" told the fact-based origins of how a man named, yes, Ip Man learned the ways of Wing Chun kung fu, and the sequel "Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster" moves forward to 1940s Hong Kong under British colonial occupation.
With director Wilson Yip,...
| Feb 14, 2009
Dr. Willem Kolff, the Dutch physician and tinkerer who built the first kidney dialysis machine from cellophane, Ford auto parts and other scraps and in the process saved the lives of millions, died from natural causes Wednesday at a Philadelphia care...
| Nov 1, 2008
Studs Terkel, who made his name listening to ordinary folks talk about their ordinary lives -- and who turned that knack for conversation into a much-honored literary career -- died Friday. He was 96.
Terkel died of old age at his home in Chicago, his...
| Jun 3, 2008
| 5:38 PM
When reporters began to ask last weekend about a bruising profile of Bill Clinton that appears in the July issue of Vanity Fair magazine, the former president's aides struck back with this scathing rebuttal.
To: Interested Parties
From: Office of...