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  • Sundance Film Festival 2013: 8 movies for fans of the fantastic

     
    Thursday evening sees the kickoff to the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, the annual indie confab that is ......
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje talks ‘Thor’ sequel, ‘Bullet to the Head’

     
    Amid the narrowing concentric circles of corruption, murder and big city racketeering featured in the shoot-'em-up action caper “Bullet to ......
  • Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation

    Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation
    -------------------- Hostage A Novel Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson Alfred A. Knopf: 214 pp., $25.95 -------------------- It's hard to read Elie Wiesel's new novel, "Hostage," without thinking about his classic...
  • New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust

    New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust
    Giant wispy clouds of gas and space dust rise to heights of 5-light years "tall" in this new image of the Horsehead Nebula that comes to us courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Horsehead Nebula is 1,300 light years away from Earth in the...
  • NASCAR'S Brad Keselowski is a motormouth with something to say

    NASCAR'S Brad Keselowski is a motormouth with something to say
    It took about 10 minutes of listening to Brad Keselowski to ponder whether NASCAR really appreciates what it has. First, he can drive. He is no big mouth with nothing to back it up. He is the defending Sprint Cup champion and will try to build on his...
  • 2012: A Kubrick odyssey

    2012: A Kubrick odyssey
    Among the more than 1,000 objects on display in "Stanley Kubrick" -- a massive exhibition devoted to the legendary filmmaker that opens Thursday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art -- the piece that perhaps best captures the director's singular...
  • Could this be happening? A man's nightmare made real

    Could this be happening? A man's nightmare made real
    First of two parts He kept thinking that there had been a mistake, that he'd be out in no time. That the system, set into motion by some misunderstanding or act of malice, would soon correct itself. That was before the detective informed him of the...
  • PASSINGS: William Coblentz, Bent Larsen, Carlton Coleman, Juan Mari Bras, Hadley Caliman

    PASSINGS: William Coblentz, Bent Larsen, Carlton Coleman, Juan Mari Bras, Hadley Caliman
    William Coblentz Former University of California regent William Coblentz, 88, an attorney and former University of California regent who fought against South Africa's apartheid policies and upheld the right of communist philosopher Angela Davis to teach...
  • Eve Arnold dies at 99; pioneering photojournalist

    Eve Arnold dies at 99; pioneering photojournalist
    Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99. Arnold died...
  • Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany

    Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany
    Like so many other blues musicians, slide guitarist Louisiana Red long struggled to make a living in his native country, so in the early 1980s he moved to Germany where, to his delight, he found audiences far more receptive to his elemental sound. He...
  • John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence

    John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence
    In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting. He called...