| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Actor-turned-first-time-director Bruce Ramsay recasts "Hamlet" as a soap opera, setting Shakespeare's tragedy in post-World War II London instead of medieval Denmark, eschewing any mention of the play's encroaching war with Norway and compressing...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:48 AM
NEW DELHI -- A 51-year-old Danish tourist who was lost and asking for directions was gang-raped and beaten up at knifepoint near the main railway station in the bustling heart of India's capital, police said Wednesday.
It was the latest such incident to...
| 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 9, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The European Union "nanny state" strikes again, this time at a breakfast favorite in Denmark.
New EU food safety rules limit the amount of cinnamon that can be used in pastries because of new concern about excessive consumption of a naturally...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It makes for an unlikely combination: some of Hollywood's biggest stars rubbing up against relative obscurities from the international festival circuit. Yet that's exactly what happens each year at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which has...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The Motion Picture Academy on Friday released the shortlist of nine foreign-language films that will pass to the next round of the race, and it contained the category's characteristic mix of favorites and surprises.
While some of the films making the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Films from Denmark, France, Iran, Italy and Japan are nominated for the Golden Globes foreign-language film award. "The Hunt," "Blue Is the Warmest Color," "The Past," "The Great Beauty" and "The Wind Rises" will compete for the prize, to be announced...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:08 AM
It's nearly 2014 and here's where we are in the gender wars: A female prime minister talking to a male president is presumed to be flirting, and he is presumed to be flirting back. His Ivy-League-educated wife, sitting with them, is presumed to be...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Three world leaders -- a white conservative, a black liberal and an unpretentious woman governing the happiest country on Earth -- mirthfully huddled together for a photo capturing a momentous event.
Nelson Mandela would have been pleased.
| Nov 10, 2013
Ah, Paris. The food. The art. The sights.
The hotel bill.
It was the little matter of finding a place to stay that kept an international vacation off our radar, especially in wake of a recession that had put a king-size crimp in our international...
| Oct 23, 2013
Re "Shining a light on CEO salaries," Column, Oct. 20
We need a word stronger than "obscene" for this disparity in pay between chief executives and rank-and-file employees.
In the late 1990s, a company I worked for researched the makeup of corporate...