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Los Angeles Times Staff Writers"The Social Network" has a lot of friends in Hollywood. The drama about the creation of Facebook continued its winning ways Sunday, taking home four trophies at the 68th Golden Globes, including dramatic feature, director for David Fincher, screenplay...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesHeaded for Europe? See the great capitals and famous museums, of course. But then take the unbeaten path. Avebury, England: Never mind Stonehenge. Avebury, about 20 miles north, is one of the best — and eeriest — Neolithic monuments in...
Tags: England, France, Arts and Culture, Germany, Architecture
In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
L.A. UnleashedIt's hard to top the cuteness of a gangly giraffe calf. It's even harder to top the cuteness of a gangly giraffe calf who's stretching as far as his not-yet-fully-grown neck will take him toward a container that we can......
Gold DerbyMovies from 65 nations will compete for best foreign film at the Oscars, including entries from Ethiopia and Greenland, which are new to the race. The rundown just issued by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be whittled down to a...
Culture MonsterIf the Mormon church has a favorite artist, it may be 19th century Danish painter Carl Heinrich Bloch, whose florid depictions of the life of Jesus Christ are often featured in literature and other promotional material published by the Church......
Culture MonsterBorn in Denmark but living in Oaxaca (hence her presence at Latin American Masters), textile artist Trine Ellitsgaard practices a genteel, understated minimalism that nevertheless brims with personality. Although trained as a weaver in Denmark,...
Pop & HissSXSW 2011 sees locals such as Apex Manor, Odd Future, Zola Jesus and the Belle Brigade trying to break out. Also, look for veteran acts such as the Strokes at TV on the Radio to return to center stage. South by Southwest is in Austin Texas....
Daily DishNobody takes "best" lists seriously, but they are plenty of fun to argue about. And there's plenty of arguing going on right now over the list of 50 best restaurants in the world put together by Restaurant magazine and sponsored......
JONATHAN MOTZFELDT Former premier of Greenland Jonathan Motzfeldt, 72, a former premier of Greenland who spearheaded a drive for more self-rule and opposed U.S. bases on the semiautonomous Danish territory, died of a brain hemorrhage Thursday at...
Easter in Scandinavia, like many holiday celebrations in this part of the world, is a colorful patchwork of customs, including bits and pieces of a lot of things: Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter bunny, cute witches, huge...
Tags: Sweden, Jesus Christ, Nature, Herring, Halloween
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