| Jan 19, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Europe in summer? What, are you crazy? Everybody knows it’s expensive -- but that may not be the case everywhere. If you visit the Europe panel at 4 p.m. Sunday the L.A. Times Travel Show, you’ll find out some of the secrets of getting the...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Tom Hanks jokingly referred to last Saturday’s Palm Springs International Film Festival gala as “This little, intimate, Sonny Bono rec-room chicken dinner get-together for two-and-a-half-thousand people."
This Saturday’s luncheon at...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:56 PM
ANTWERP, Belgium — One became a prime minister. Another a songwriter whose compositions included "White Christmas." And a third became an Angeleno who married, raised a family and became a social worker.
All extraordinary in their own ways, all on...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:19 AM
For opera fans in Southern California, Christoph Waltz has become a semi-regular presence in the audience of Los Angeles Opera productions at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. On Sunday, the two-time Academy Award winning actor officially made his debut as...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight.
Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Bluegrass music and films in the Flemish language are not usually thought of in the same breath, but "The Broken Circle Breakdown" is determined to marry them. The result, not surprisingly, is somewhat mixed.
Belgium's submission for the foreign-...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
A faulty connection between where the brain stores the auditory building blocks of language and where it processes them may be to blame for dyslexia, a new study suggests.
The findings represent the first neuroanatomical evidence that the vexing...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A record 76 movies will vie for the 2014 foreign-language Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday, and the race looks to be wide open. Yet even as the narrowing-down to five final nominees has barely begun, the seemingly...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Whether you’re new to craft beer, or you just can’t decide what 12-pack you want to commit to, these mixed boxes from craft breweries offer a variety of styles and flavors to choose from. They are a great way to explore the different flavors...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
MEXICO CITY — The cultural ecology of any great city is a complex organism, its shape shifting over time. But in the modern era, always it starts with the same ingredient. It starts with artists, the yeast that makes the dough rise. Without them,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Herbalife Ltd. said a Belgian appeals court has overturned a lower court finding that the company operated an unlawful pyramid scheme.
Critics of the Los Angeles nutritional products company had said the 2011 ruling in Belgium was evidence that the...