| 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 16, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Diddy's rather confusing Twitter announcement that he'll be appearing as a series regular on the wildly popular British aristocracy drama "Downton Abbey" has manifested itself as a mediocre Funny or Die video.
And aren't we all a little relieved? We'...
| May 10, 2013
| 7:01 AM
After a trip to Amsterdam in the summer of 2008, Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed brought back a curious souvenir: a three-disc Dutch edition of Kenneth Branagh's "The Magic Flute,” which he’d spotted in a remote record-store window....
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — Miss Agatha Trunchbull, headmistress of Crunchem Hall school, hates pigtails. They're good only to serve as handles by which she can toss a rebellious child into the air — a feat this one-time Olympic hammer-throwing champion...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Old Globe’s new artistic director, Barry Edelstein, is a noted Shakespearean, and its 2013-14 season, the first he’s picked, will give extra emphasis to the Bard, beyond the separate summer series that typically offers at least two...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:37 AM
The Cannes Film Festival's lineup was announced in Paris, with Kristen Stewart's "On the Road," Robert Pattinson's and David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" and Brad Pitt's "Killing Me Softly" in the lineup....
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Damage done to iconic parts of Balboa Park from a squirt-gun fight gone wild has nearly been repaired, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders announced Monday. The park's lily pond and the nearby North/Plaza de Panama fountain sustained $19,000 in damage......
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Damage done to a historic part of Balboa Park during a massive squirt-gun fight that got out of control will be repaired by next week, the city's park and recreation director promised Monday. Several thousand dollars in damage was inflicted......
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"Silent Night," an opera by Kevin Puts based on the 2005 movie "Joyeux Noel," has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. The opera, with a libretto by Mark Campbell, received its world-premiere production at Minnesota Opera in November....
| Jul 22, 2012
Ferrying to Santa Catalina Island — just you, that special someone and an upper deck brimming with buoyant kids, chiding parents and assorted Jimmy Buffett look-alikes — isn't exactly a secret on any summer Friday. L.A.'s fabled leisure isle...