| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
PARIS — If you think Wednesday's child is full of woe, as the old nursery rhyme has it, try Wednesday's parents.
Parents like Eric and Isabelle Nizard, who are angry over a sinister social experiment being conducted on their 9-year-old son, Sacha....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Passion. Triumph. Heartbreak. Betrayal. Renewal. This describes not only the story told in "Blue Is the Warmest Color" but also in many ways the tempestuous, topsy-turvy saga the French film's director and two lead actresses have themselves faced since...
| Oct 19, 2013
Los Angeles, it turns out, is a bakery town, where neighborhood bread and pastry shops are plentiful. Pick up a croissant for breakfast, a baguette for dinner or a little something for in-between. Besides traditional cakes, pies and cookies, on offer...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Vincente Minnelli shot the bulk of his 1951 movie "An American in Paris" on soundstages in Culver City. For the long-gestating stage-musical version of the classic film, producers have chosen Paris itself for the big premiere.
"An American in Paris"...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:03 AM
PARIS -- If there is someone worth holding the start of a runway show for, it would have to be France's first lady of film, Catherine Deneuve, who came gliding into the front row at Lanvin, fashionably late to the party on Thursday night.
And what a...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Kim Kardashian is back to reveling in the spotlight and making sure her sex appeal is front and center.
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star took a three-month public-appearance hiatus after giving birth to her daughter, North, on June 15. But...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Maybe it was the rise of kouign amann -- the uber-buttery, caramelized "it" pastry from Brittany -- and better access to fresh-baked baguettes that lately has helped reinvigorate an Angeleno culture of neighborhood bakeries, all butter and sugar and love....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Vo Nguyen Giap, the communist general widely regarded as one of the military geniuses of the 20th century, who masterminded the defeat of the French and the war against the Americans in Vietnam, has died. He was 102.
Giap died Friday at a military...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Over the past few weeks, the stars have been aligning for designer Joseph Altuzarra.
First came news that Kering, the European luxury conglomerate that owns Gucci Group and built Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen into global brands, bought a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:14 PM
New York-based designer Joseph Altuzarra has taken the spotlight in L.A. this week, co-hosting an Emmys kick-off party, and designing the interior of the green room where stars will hang out backstage during the awards show Sunday night.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:17 AM
PARIS -- The U.S., Britain and France pledged Monday to push for a strong, enforceable United Nations resolution demanding that Syria give up its chemical weapons, and insisted that “all options must remain on the table” if Damascus fails to...