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  • 'The Marriage of Figaro,' right in time with the 21st century

    'The Marriage of Figaro,' right in time with the 21st century
    Suffice to say that Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte weren't thinking about Proposition 8 when they composed "The Marriage of Figaro." The 1786 comic opera follows bullying Count Almaviva's efforts to invoke droit du seigneur to sexually conquer...
  • The Paris Photo art fair comes to Los Angeles: Photography's new aim

    The Paris Photo art fair comes to Los Angeles: Photography's new aim
    The photograph is almost famous: a shot by Kevin Winter of actress Jennifer Lawrence that caught her just as she stumbled on her way to receive an Oscar this year. The small drawings hanging beneath are less familiar: delicate images by P.E. Sharpe of a...
  • Disneyland Paris pulls back the veil on Ratatouille dark ride

    Disneyland Paris pulls back the veil on Ratatouille dark ride
    In perhaps the worst-kept secret in theme park history, the Disneyland Paris resort has finally admitted that the long-rumored Ratatouille trackless dark ride will open in 2014. Photos: Ratatouille dark ride at Disneyland Paris Conspicuously under...
  • Gae Aulenti dies at 84; architect designed Paris' Musee d'Orsay

     Gae Aulenti dies at 84; architect designed Paris' Musee d'Orsay
    Gae Aulenti, an Italian architect who attained international prominence turning old buildings into modern museums, including Paris' Musee d'Orsay and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, died Wednesday at her home in Milan. She was 84. Her family told...
  • Chris Marker dies at 91; avant-garde French filmmaker

    Chris Marker dies at 91; avant-garde French filmmaker
    Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard as an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st...
  • Andre Cassagnes dies at 86; Etch A Sketch inventor

    Andre Cassagnes dies at 86; Etch A Sketch inventor
    Los Angeles Times Invented in Paris in the late 1950s, the mechanical drawing toy that would eventually be marketed as "the world's first laptop" became wildly popular soon after an Ohio company introduced it under a new name: Etch A Sketch. French...
  • Across the Table: In Paris, falling in love with tarte Tatin

    Across the Table: In Paris, falling in love with <i>tarte Tatin</i>
    When I was in my 20s, studying wine and living on very little money in Paris, I couldn't afford to eat in real restaurants very often. But I'd stop at a favorite wine bar a couple of times a week. It always seemed to be cold weather, and the chill crept...
  • Marion Cunningham dies at 90; icon of American cooking

    Marion Cunningham dies at 90; icon of American cooking
    Marion Cunningham's crusade to preserve the nightly supper hour came of her concern that without it children would never learn table manners or the give and take of dinner conversation. Not only that, she worried that such traditional American dishes as...
  • Oscar Niemeyer dies at 104; modernist Brazilian architect

    Oscar Niemeyer dies at 104; modernist Brazilian architect
    Oscar Niemeyer, the architect whose soaring buildings form the heart of Brasilia, the instant modernist capital built in the wilds of Brazil in the late 1950s, has died. He was 104. Niemeyer, who had outlived his contemporaries to become the world's...
  • Shopping like a Parisian in L.A.

    Shopping like a Parisian in L.A.
    In L.A., grocery shopping is an extreme sport. Weekly, I threaten my husband that I'm going to start keeping a log detailing how many miles and how much time I spend shopping. I can tell you right now the carbon footprint is not pretty. When I was a...
  • Chefs roam the globe for fun and research

     Chefs roam the globe for fun and research
    I remember the stories -- L.A. chefs renting fast cars and and doing a Michelin three-star restaurant blitz through France. Ten restaurants in five days. Wallowing in foie gras, truffles, baby lamb, Brittany lobsters and newborn vegetables. Not to mention...