| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:29 PM
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THE BEST WAY TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
From LAX, Lufthansa, Air France, British, KLM, Aeroflot and Swiss offer connecting service (change of planes) to Budapest. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,239, including all taxes and fees.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Tilda Swinton, as usual, made a strong fashion impression, with flat, feathered sandals and a tuxedo with a ruffle at the opening of the Berlin International Film Festival.
"The Grand Budapest Hotel," in which Swinton stars along with Bill Murray,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:23 AM
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungarian filmmaker Miklos Jancso, winner of the best director award at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, died Friday. He was 92.
Jancso's death after a long illness was announced by the Assn. of Hungarian Film Artists.
Known for his...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" may be hitting theaters after awards season ends, but the film has landed a different kind of honor: It will open the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.
The Fox Searchlight film will kick off the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:15 AM
"Parfumerie," the 1936 Hungarian play by Miklós László, has the humble distinction of living in the shadow of the more famous movies (and Broadway musical) that it inspired.
Hollywood has cashed in on the play not once but three times — the...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Gyula Horn, 80, a former Hungarian prime minister who played a key role in opening the Iron Curtain, died Wednesday, the Hungarian government announced. He had been hospitalized in Budapest for several years.
He was best known internationally for his...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:51 PM
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" opens for business March 7, 2014, with the release of Wes Anderson's much-anticipated new film.
Anderson's 2012 effort, "Moonrise Kingdom," made more than $45 million in the U.S. and earned an Oscar nomination for original...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:39 PM
A busy week for Wes Anderson watchers has been capped off by the arrival of the trailer for his upcoming "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which opens March 7, 2014.
The film has a typically large and outstanding cast that mixes together Anderson regulars...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The venerable German record label Deutsche Grammophon has just signed Schiller. No, not Friedrich Schiller, the poet and playwright whose "Ode to Joy" is the text for the last movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (which has been recorded on DG by...
| 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...