| Oct 11, 2009
Last fall, as every fall for 10 years, playwright and director Moisés Kaufman was thinking about the 1998 killing of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. Kaufman's Tectonic Theater Project had gone to Laramie just weeks after Shepard's...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Peter Falk, the gravel-voiced actor who became an enduring television icon portraying Lt. Columbo, the rumpled raincoat-wearing Los Angeles police homicide detective who always had "just one more thing" to ask a suspect, died Thursday. He was 83.
| Nov 19, 2009
| 5:55 PM
Producer on Frost Nixon interviews
Marvin Minoff, 78, a film and TV producer whose credits include the movies "Patch Adams" and "Dominick and Eugene" and David Frost's broadcast interviews with former President Nixon, died Nov. 11 at his...
| 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...
| Jul 4, 2010
Jim Kopel has been a big fan of state fairs since he was 10, when he exhibited his Chester White pigs at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Since retiring from teaching a few years ago, Kopel has visited state fairs in all 50 states, turning his ardor...
| Aug 30, 2009
When Lester Glassner died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 9 in hospice care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City at age 70, he left behind a major part of his life that he had spent nearly 50 years accumulating.
The one-time picture editor,...
| Dec 2, 2010
Alfred Masini, a pioneer of first-run syndication who created such hit television shows as "Entertainment Tonight" and "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died. He was 80.
Masini died Monday in Honolulu from complications of melanoma, said Kristin...
| Aug 3, 2011
"Seventies Los Angeles is really not ever very far from my mind, for some weird reason," says author Dana Spiotta, a former Angeleno who now lives in upstate New York. "I just love '70s Los Angeles."
The city plays a big part in her latest novel,...
| Jan 2, 2012
Simms Taback, an award-winning children's book author and illustrator best known for his version of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" and "Joseph Had a Little Overcoat," his Caldecott Medal-winning adaptation of a Yiddish folk song, has died. He...
| Jun 4, 2012
The lead character in Jim Unger's offbeat cartoon panel "Herman" is a rumpled, middle-aged everyman, with a bulging belly and a potato-sized nose, dealing with the frustrations and absurdities of everyday life.
In one panel, Unger's lumpy hero wears an...
| Feb 11, 2012
Dr. Jerome S. Tobis, a former professor and founding chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UC Irvine whose long career included a number of precedent-setting studies on physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and other...