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24 FramesIn conjunction with its currrent photography exhibition, "Herb Ritts: L.A. Style," the Getty presents a new film series, "What Becomes a Legend," which opens Saturday afternoon with the famed 1921 romance "The Sheik," starring the silent screen heartthrob...
Dr. Baruj Benacerraf, who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his pioneering work explaining why some people are able to fight off infections and tumors while others are not, died Tuesday at his Boston home. He was 90. The cause was...
Australian Nancy Wake, who as a spy became one the Allies' most decorated servicewomen for her role in the French Resistance during World War II, has died in London, officials said. She was 98. Code-named "The White Mouse" by the Gestapo during the war,...
World NowPolice hunting a suspected serial killer who gunned down a rabbi and three children at a Jewish school in southwestern France are investigating reports that the assassin may have filmed the shootings....
Reporting from Paris -- When he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor 20 years ago, David Servan-Schreiber, the French-born doctor, neuroscientist and later bestselling author, took the phrase "physician, heal thyself" to heart. Submitting to the...
Return to David L. Ulin's review of this essay. PARADISE I shall attempt, in this piece, an appraisal of the civilization of Southern California, but it occurs to me that before I begin I had better give you some idea what the place looks like. If you...
Unconventional, imaginative, nothing if not audacious, "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" is a portrait of creativity from the inside, a serious yet playful attempt to find an artistic way to tell an emotional truth. "Heroic" may seem like an odd word to attach...
Francois Lesage, the heir of the legendary Maison Lesage embroidery atelier that has long been embellishing Paris couture houses' most fantastic creations, died Thursday, the house said. He was 82. In a statement from Paris, the house said Lesage died...
THE BEST WAY TO PARIS From LAX, Air France and Air Tahiti Nui offer nonstop service to Paris, and Delta, American, KLM, Lufthansa, British, Continental and US Airways offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $416,...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn France, food is an art. Even UNESCO seems to agree, having named French gastronomy part of the world's "intangible cultural heritage" last year. Yet unlike other cultural contributors, great French chefs, the artists of the business, say they suffer...
Reporting from Paris -- Danielle Mitterrand, a decorated member of the French Resistance and combative advocate for the poor who broke the mold as first lady alongside France's first Socialist president, died Tuesday. She was 87. Mitterrand died after...
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