| May 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Baz Luhrmann didn't want to answer the question.
"I can't really say it about myself," he said. "But yes, I do."
The Australian director behind this month's hip-hop-inspired adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" had been asked if he thinks his movies...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:32 AM
It’s a three-hour drive from midtown Manhattan to the tip of Long Island, where you’ll find a scene similar to Malibu of the 1960s. Montauk, New York, is a summer destination for many and a winter hideout for others. It might not have the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The mille crepes cake has arrived in L.A. It's about time.
It's been nine years since Lady M Cake Boutique opened its stark white, minimalist cafe in Manhattan where it debuted its version of the 20-layer French cake to much admiration. As of Tuesday,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Tin House: 288 pp., $15.95 paper
It's rare to find a book that summons the delicate emotional state of teenagers — especially when it comes to sex — without being precious or cynical, but Pamela Erens' "The...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Wednesday, Aug. 28, would have been the 96th birthday of Jack Kirby, the creator/co-creator of iconic Marvel characters — Captain […]...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Thomas Pynchon, the world's most famous reclusive novelist — after that chatterbox J.D. Salinger — "hides in plain sight, on the Upper West Side, with a family and a history of contradictions," writes New York magazine in a new feature. The...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Pirate Joe's says Trader Joe's only has itself to blame for creating so many tantalizing flavors for such great prices. And if the Monrovia-based market would just open up an outlet in Vancouver, Canada, there would be no need for legal action. And then...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Jennifer Lawrence always knew she'd be famous.
Yeah, she said it. But it's not what you think.
The zany and eclectic young star, who started her career at age 14 when she was photographed by a model scout in New York's Union Square, captured our...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Call it a live-action "Scooby Doo" for the Funny or Die crowd.
"Ghost Ghirls," a scripted Web series produced by Jack Black, will debut next week on Yahoo Screen with 12 episodes, each with a length of around 10 to 12 minutes.
The show, created by...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The $650-million plan to remake the jumbled campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard is the fourth such effort in the last three decades.
Challenging in concept and architecturally ambitious, the design by Swiss architect...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Theater festivals have the potential to galvanize an audience, but in a sprawling city already awash in performance, the importance of sharp curating can't be overemphasized.
Radar L.A., an adventurous amalgam of international theater, made a winning...