| 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...
| 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 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"...
| 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 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...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 11:19 AM
LONDON – Britain and France, previously strong advocates for armed reprisals against Damascus, welcomed the U.S.-Russian deal struck Saturday outlining a plan for the Syrian government to give up its chemical weapons stockpile by the middle of...
| Sep 15, 2013
However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba had to grow older before he felt ready to direct "The Artist and the Model," which opens Friday.
Not long after he won the foreign language film Oscar in 1994 for "Belle Epoque," Trueba began thinking about doing a film...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The central conceit of "The Smurfs 2" is that the wicked wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) is desperate to capture the secret essence of Smurfs. But Sony Pictures already has found the magic formula that makes the blue cartoon characters so popular —...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the United States on suspicion of leaking national security secrets, isn’t the only person to have been caught in the diplomatic limbo of an airport transit zone.
Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian-born refugee,...
| 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...