| Dec 31, 2007
In Oscar-winning writer-director Michel Gondry's upcoming comedy "Be Kind Rewind," Jack Black and Mos Def play accidental auteurs -- a couple of knock-around film novices who end up making movie magic with a minimum of resources: tin foil and cardboard, a...
| Jan 23, 2008
Heath Ledger, whose chiseled good looks made him a heartthrob to millions and who won movie fame for playing a tragic homosexual cowboy, was found dead in a Manhattan apartment today, police said.
The body of the Australian actor, who won an Academy...
| Nov 27, 2009
Marilyn Minter's latest pictures look like high fashion throwing up: Big, glossy close-ups of lipsticked mouths spewing diamonds, pearls and colorful, glittering goo.
Both luminous and grotesque, they are meant to evoke the experience of flipping through...
| Apr 20, 2008
Is 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...
| Jul 12, 2009
Urban gentrificationNew Yorks SoHo is the classic exampletends to follow a pattern: Artists in search of cheap space move into a moribund area, galleries and cognoscenti follow, and soon a once dilapidated district has wide-ranging cachet. This, in a...
| Aug 23, 2009
Tracy Kidder's 2003 book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World," inspired legions of young people to go out and do something for the poor and disenfranchised. It also lighted a fire under donors --...
| Oct 23, 2005
LAST year, one of Canada's most prestigious museums approached the cartoonist Seth, whose work combines realistic, character-based storytelling with a muted, nostalgic visual style reminiscent of Edward Hopper, about a show of contemporary artists who use...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:03 PM
A wide range of luxury vehicles featuring limited edition interiors, all-wheel independent suspension systems and peek-a-boo windows are on display at "Stroller Park" in Bel Bambini, a Costa Mesa baby boutique.
Inside the store, more than 20 strollers...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In advance of the premiere of The Real World: Portland, which begins March 27 at 10pm ET/PT on MTV (cast pictured below), the network is going “RetroMTV” this weekend with a marathon of the entire first (New York), third (San Francisco) and...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Before it became a lucrative if critically drubbed exemplar of '80s cinematic cheese, the Tom Cruise vehicle "Cocktail" first sprang to life as a novel by Heywood Gould, who based the book on his experiences bartending throughout New York in the 1970s....
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:21 AM
He arrived on schedule at 6 p.m. Friday, entering the Balboa Bay Resort through the rear ballroom entrance. The black-tie crowd had not yet flowed in for Art of Dining 2013, the Orange County Museum of Art's major annual dinner gala. David Lynch,...