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  • Oscars: From J-Law to French animators, decoding five strange moments

    Oscars: From J-Law to French animators, decoding five strange moments
    The Oscars on Sunday night were a popular affair with some moving moments -- including speeches from Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o -- and some warm humor courtesy of host Ellen DeGeneres. It also had its share of mysteries. Was John Travolta...
  • Alain Resnais dies at 91; French New Wave filmmaker

    Alain Resnais dies at 91; French New Wave filmmaker
    Alain Resnais, the French filmmaker whose intellectual experiments with time, memory and imagination yielded such celebrated films as "Last Year at Marienbad," has died. He was 91. Resnais was editing drafts of his next project even from his hospital...
  • A fairy-tale life for 'Lac' choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot

    A fairy-tale life for 'Lac' choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot
    Think "story ballet," and the tutu and tiara-clad princesses that come to mind are usually onstage — not behind the scenes. But French-born choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot found a real-life noblewoman in Caroline, the Princess of Hanover,...
  • Almost 60 years later, a fallen airman finally gets his due

    Almost 60 years later, a fallen airman finally gets his due
    Jill Ellman was only 8, but she remembers military officials heading up the driveway and knocking on her family's door with the news that her father's Air Force bomber had crashed off the coast of Newfoundland. The news had barely sunk in when the...
  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Church & State a French haven

     Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Church & State a French haven
    Most people with even a passing interest in local cooking have visited Church & State since it opened half a dozen years ago, a ground-level bistro on the ground floor of an old Nabisco factory, known for bringing dim lighting, expressive cocktails and...
  • More for Your Money: VAT refunds and other ways to save when traveling

    More for Your Money: VAT refunds and other ways to save when traveling
    On a recent three-week vacation, I was reminded — forced to remember, perhaps — that there are plenty of ways to save: There are cheaper alternatives or ways to get discounts for almost anything. You can even get money back on that extravagant...
  • Robert Parker goes toe-to-toe with his critics

    Robert Parker goes toe-to-toe with his critics
    Nobody threw rotten tomatoes -- until after Robert Parker’s speech at the 10th annual Symposium for Professional Wine Writers in Napa Valley last week, when the twittersphere erupted in snarky comments. One person encouraged him to go away forever....
  • Shocking: The French are drinking flavored wines (red lollipop! peach!) and loving them

    Shocking: The French are drinking flavored wines (red lollipop! peach!) and loving them
    The French have gotten into fruit-flavored wines in a big way. As if news of declining consumption of wine overall wasn't enough, drinkers in France are snatching up bottles of rosé pamplemousse (grapefruit-flavored rosé) and rosé mandarin or black...
  • Pissarro painting at University of Oklahoma under dispute

    Pissarro painting at University of Oklahoma under dispute
    A 19th century painting by Camille Pissarro is at the center of an ongoing dispute between the University of Oklahoma and a family in France that says the work of art was stolen from them by Nazis during World War II.  "Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep,"...
  • Oscars 2014: Contender 'Ernest and Celestine' puts art back into animation

     Oscars 2014: Contender 'Ernest and Celestine' puts art back into animation
    Oscar's animated feature race is a clash of the major Hollywood studios this year, with Disney, Fox/DreamWorks and Universal/Illumination all contending. But one movie in the mix -- a French-Belgian production about the unlikely friendship between a mouse...
  • What's so bad about a defense budget that gives peace a chance?

    What's so bad about a defense budget that gives peace a chance?
    Guess we’re finally going to reap that “peace dividend,” courtesy of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who Monday proposed reducing the Army to its lowest troop level since before World War II. It’s all part of the Defense Department&...