| Jun 16, 2013
| 2:30 PM
At 83 on June 16, Vilmos Zsigmond — regarded as one of the 10 most influential cinematographers by the International Cinematographers Guild — still has a full plate. The Big Sur-based cinematographer for such classic '70s films as "Close...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Actress Lili Bordán was living and working in Budapest, Hungary, when she got her first taste of “Battlestar Galactica,” taking ......
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The origins of the board game Diplomacy can be traced to an old geography book that Allan B. Calhamer discovered while rummaging around with a friend in the attic of his boyhood home in suburban Chicago.
Calhamer was fascinated by the exotic countries...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Balthazar Korab, an architect-turned-photographer with a wide-ranging eye whose moody, polished images captured the spirit of midcentury modern architecture and celebrated its masters, including Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe, died Jan. 15 in Royal...
| Jun 2, 2013
CORTINA D' AMPEZZO, Italy — Hiking up a road should be simple, right?
It's relatively wide, so you're not apt to step off and tumble down the mountain.
It's relatively smooth, so you're not likely to stumble.
So why am I stopping for a...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Geza Vermes was a graduate student in Belgium in the late 1940s when he was captivated by news sweeping the globe about a remarkable discovery in the desert east of Jerusalem. He quickly switched gears, penning his doctoral thesis on the Dead Sea Scrolls,...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, has died. He was 88.
Starker, who died Sunday in Bloomington, Ind., had been in terminal care for the last few weeks, according to reports from wire...
| Apr 30, 2013
Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, died Sunday at his home in Bloomington, Ind. He was 88 and had been in declining health.
Since 1958, Starker had been a professor at the Indiana...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Has an art historian located a buried trove of artistic masterpieces looted by the Nazis? That's what a report in Britain's Daily Mail claims, stating that the collection contains pieces by Monet, Manet and Cezanne....
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has given up chasing women. He’s given up booze. He’s given up smoking, after barely surviving a horrible bout of throat cancer. But judging from “Heaven and Mel,” his new Amazon e-book about his ill-...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Nearly seven decades after his alleged crimes, Hungarian prosecutors arrested and charged a 97-year-old man accused of torturing Jewish detainees before they were sent to Nazi death camps....