| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Author Aldous Huxley, a bracing intellectual, took LSD and mescaline a decade before they became popularized, influencing a future subculture....
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Charles McNulty reviews the Reprise Theatre Company revival of "Cabaret" at UCLA's Freud Playhouse...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 11:34 AM
"The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography"
By Selina Hastings Random House, Inc., 640 pages, $35
In 1953 Sir Gerald Kelly, the President of the Royal Academy, organized a dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to that august...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:35 AM
The necessity for — and the rich possiblities of — a gay and lesbian film festival might easily be grasped by viewing Vito, the documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz about Vito Russo, author of The Celluloid Closet, the acclaimed study of...
| May 30, 2010
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
Random House: 640 pp., $35
The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
| Jul 12, 2009
"Have you ever tried Okinawan sake?"
It wasn't a question. Not the way the giant Korean dude said it. Not the way he and his band of long-haired, tattooed, well-armed friends stood around grinning like something fun was about to happen, like the haole...
| Jan 18, 2009
It seemed like an ordinary shopping expedition: two gay men wandering the aisles of a San Francisco Baby Gap in search of a neo-preppy look for their tousle-haired tyke. An adorable attention-grabber, the little fella with the thin neck and long arms...
| Apr 5, 2009
For most people, spending time with a violent, Tabasco-guzzling Oregon anarchist, a teenage member of the Aryan Brotherhood, opera-loving lawyers whose dog fatally mauled an innocent woman and an eternally wired, drugged-out Hollywood agent would not be...
| Dec 23, 2009
We're always looking for those performances that truly define an actor, where we can sit back and simply watch the talent soar. For Colin Firth, "A Single Man" is that film.
Until now probably best known for his work in the "Bridget Jones" films -- the...
| May 4, 2008
Playing With the Grown-Ups
Doubleday/Nan A. Talese: 272 pp., $24
"She does have children, you know," Kitty's magisterial grandfather would tell potential suitors who called looking for Kitty's beautiful mother, Marina. Kitty grew...
| Jul 3, 2008
So much art, so little time. How to best navigate the Los Angeles gallery and museum scene? Here are critic's previews, openings and continuing shows for the week beginning Thursday, June 26.
Christopher Knight, Times Art Critic
| Oct 29, 2008
Colin Firth has landed the lead in "A Single Man," the apparently long-awaited feature directing debut of fashion icon Tom Ford.
The industry trades say that Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode will also star in the independently produced adaptation of...