| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:04 AM
The Metropolitan Opera's decision last week to cancel its planned international cinematic broadcast of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer" has prompted harsh criticism from groups worldwide, which have asked the New York company to reconsider its...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:00 AM
I don't know about you, but I am in complete denial that this is the last weekend of July. There is just too much fun still to be had for summer to be almost over! However, that being the case, it is time we make sure to enjoy every second of what is...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Warner Bros. has acquired film rights to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Goldfinch," The Times has confirmed.
Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment has also come aboard to produce with Nina Jacobson ("The Hunger Games") and Brad Simpson...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Warner Bros. and Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment have closed a movie rights deal to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch."
Ratner has come on board as a producer, joining with "The Hunger Games" producer Nina Jacobson and Brad...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:00 PM
The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight...
| Jun 27, 2014
Couturier Charles James (1906-78) is known for his sculptural gowns, like this one, that would still garner raves on the red carpet were they produced today. His designs are on display through Aug. 10 in the newly renovated Costume Institute in New York's...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros. is looking to acquire the rights to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch."
However, sources close to Tartt say the author is still making a decision as to whether to move forward with an adaptation. Warners is the only...
| Jul 27, 2014
Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: After reading several articles in The Times last week on plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I feel compelled to question Director Michael Govan and others supporting the museum's ambitious construction plans. ("LACMA, Metro...
| Jul 4, 2014
As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us about favorite characters from childhood books. Here's what they said....
| Aug 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The Metropolitan Opera in New York said on Saturday that the current contracts with two of its unions have been extended for approximately one week to allow for an independent study of the opera's finances.
The extension will affect the unions...