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Helen Levitt, who pioneered street photography in the United States in the 1930s, taking pictures of small, poignant dramas with the help of an inconspicuous Leica camera, died Sunday at her apartment in New York City. She was 95. The cause was...
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Mireille Marokvia French author of war memoirs Mireille Marokvia, 99, a French author of two critically acclaimed memoirs that describe her experiences in wartime Europe, died Oct. 19 in Las Cruces, N.M., where she had lived for 30 years. In her memoirs...
As Danny Hoch ambles through Echo Park, a familiar sight catches his eye. Although he's far from his home in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, Hoch instantly recognizes the telltale signs of approaching urban Armageddon: pasty-faced guys in porkpie hats,...
Reporting from New YorkOn a recent chilly morning, Liev Schreiber was eating breakfast in a downtown Manhattan restaurant while a swarm of shutterbugs hovered outside on the corner near his apartment. ¶ However, Schreiber wasn't exactly the one whom the photographers were...
Think of it as outlet shopping and so much more. Steven Alan, known for his popular women's and men's button-down shirts, is opening his first Steven Alan Outpost store in L.A., offering deals on previous season's styles for men and women at 30% to 75%...
Times Staff WriterIn the shadow of downtown Los Angeles' glittering Bunker Hill skyscrapers is a 50-block area of grime, despair, struggle and hope known as skid row. Every day, office workers, tourists, suburban moms and urban pioneers traverse the edges of skid row,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBefore Tony Soprano or Don Corleone or Tony Montana there was Lucky Luciano -- the real-life patriarch of modern organized crime. Luciano was the Sicilian immigrant who rose to power in the Mafia in the U.S. in the 1920s and transformed it into a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterYOU hear Eric Greenspan before you see him, whether he's running the floor at his year-old Melrose Avenue restaurant, the Foundry, or now, cooking for Hanukkah with his mother at her place on a tree-lined street in Woodland Hills. Mother and son are in...
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The Reformation, Yael Aflalo and Chi Bui's new La Brea Avenue boutique-slash-atelier, is all about recycling vintage style. The designer-owners give a second life to vintage finds -- cocktail dresses, skirts and blouses -- by reworking them into chic...
A good dancer does more than just defy gravity; he seems to have his own personal supply -- a force field that shapes space and time around his movements. Every impulse has weight and no energy is wasted, even in the enervating trial and error of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIs it possible to lead a dedicated literary life in the billionaire-filled, media-crazed New York of today? To be heedless of the material world as you burrow into novels and ideas the way the old Partisan Review gang did in the '40s and '50s, to come...
Special to The TimesWHEN travelers visit great cities for the first time, they usually include art museums on their itineraries — London's National Gallery; Washington, D.C.'s Hirshhorn; the Uffizi in Florence, Italy; the Louvre in Paris; or Kunsthistorisches in...
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