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Regard the hands of Ricky Jay. Watch them making cards do things cards never have done before, things cards didn't even know they could do. And for this master of manipulation, cards are just the beginning. Seeing is definitely not believing in the...
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Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection." Why do...
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Love Never Dies," the sequel to his megahit "The Phantom of the Opera," will return to the London stage. Producers David Ian and Michael Harrison, who helmed the West End production of “The Bodyguard,” plan to...
In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...
Los Angeles TimesJonathan Grahm, the owner of Compartés Chocolatier in Brentwood, is just back from a whirlwind pre-Valentine's Day tour of Japan, where 100 Compartés pop-up shops opened for the holiday in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Nagoya and Kobe. Grahm's face...
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy's devastation, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that the city needed to prepare for “the new realities” of rising sea levels and laid out his vision -- one that could include levees. “Let me...
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies talks about his inspiration for his new play, "Coney Island Christmas," which runs through Dec. 30 at the Geffen Playhouse. Tell me about "Coney Island Christmas." "Coney Island Christmas"...
"What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?" — Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol." At the box office there is no "Bah! Humbug!" The recompense that two big Southern California theaters...
Looking for holiday gifts made in Los Angeles? Local brand Compartes has launched a new line of handcrafted chocolate bars that draw upon chocolatier Jonathan Grahm’s search for flavors that take a nostalgic ride through Americana. The result of a...
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As artistic director of L.A.'s Center Theatre Group, Michael Ritchie reads more than a play a day on average — perhaps 500 a year — in quest of the 15 or 16 he'll pick each season for his company's three stages. But lately he's noticed...
FrameworkArthur Tress was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 24, 1940. He took his first photographs while still in elementary school in 1952. He attended Bard College, where he studied art and art history, world culture and philosophy under Heinrich Bluecher....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFirst published on July 31, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. You could spend a solid year sniffing out cool spots for travelers in Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Malibu -- scores of hotels, hundreds of restaurants and bars, more...
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