| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," in which the former directs a film about the latter, premieres Monday on HBO. It is an homage and a celebration, with something of a high-class homemade feel.
The first black female comic to make it in the...
| Nov 21, 2013
Now that the German elections are over, Germany and France will launch a great initiative to save the European project. Marking the centennial of 1914 and World War I, this will contrast favorably with the weak and confused leadership under which Europe...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Can a serious, lengthy, topical piece of contemporary music make an impact beyond the classical music scene and possibly change the world a little bit in doing so? That's what happened with Benjamin Britten's unorthodox "War Requiem," which scored an...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:30 AM
To commemorate the centennial of the beginning of World War I, Dolomite Mountains Ltd. will lead eight-day tours exploring the via ferrata, or iron path, the network of lines and metal ladders built to aid soldiers as they fought in and around the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Is John F. Kerry the 21st century’s Neville Chamberlain? And is it true that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it?
Certainly that’s what critics of the nuclear deal with Iran that the secretary of State helped...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Art has yet to stop war from exercising its horrifying folly. Still we try.
Premiered a half-century ago, Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" remains in wide currency, and with the anniversary of the British composer's 100th birthday having been Friday,...
| Apr 23, 2013
For William Wilson, the former Los Angeles Times art critic who died Saturday at the age of 78, art was a childhood refuge, a teenage survival mechanism, and, finally, a career that saw him chronicle the city's rise in art-world stature from his first...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:43 PM
Irwin Held, whose license-plate-festooned West Hollywood beer-and-burger spot drew praise from rock stars but protests from gay rights activists, has died. He was 87.
Held died Monday in his Los Angeles home, family members said. He had a kidney...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Like many bad things in life, the current standoff over money to keep federal programs running has proved easier to stumble into than to get out of. Now the stalemate is about to get more complex. The reason: Congress has a second deadline to deal with....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:47 PM
George Halas, Patty Driscoll and Neil Snow have been selected as the first three finalists for this season's Rose Bowl All-Century Class.
The three players were chosen for the decades of the 1900s and 1910s. The first Rose Bowl was held in 1902 and ...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This Is the End
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Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
A generation of comedy stars has been dominating movies for the last decade by playing "themselves," so it was only a matter of time before they went all-in on the...