| Oct 18, 2011
Second of two parts
When Philip Berg decided in the early 1970s to teach kabbalah to the masses, he predicted that orthodox rabbis would stone him and his wife, Karen. For a long time, that seemed a pompous overstatement. Few people had even heard of the...
| Oct 24, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Jonathan Veitch was inaugurated in a ceremony this morning as president of Occidental College, a 1,900-student liberal arts school in Eagle Rock. The hiring of the former dean of the New School???s Eugene Lang College in New York City came......
| Dec 31, 2008
What could be more perfect on New Year's Eve than to be writing about -- what else? -- a bar. And not just any old bar -- a famous pub where Bette Davis, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Ginger Rogers and hundreds of others carved their names in the bar top....
| Jan 10, 2009
There is much to envy about actress Beverly D'Angelo: ageless beauty, a Hollywood career of lasting duration, the fact that hunky Al Pacino parked his slippers at her front door for years and that she owns a 1920s Spanish-style gem of a house in Beverly...
| Oct 1, 2008
| 9:00 AM
Appaloosa is the sort of solid, simple Western that Hollywood used to crank out 20 times a year. Ed Harris, working from a Robert Parker novel, has crafted a meticulously detailed, newfangled old-fashioned morality tale of hard men who go soft when a...
| Dec 8, 2007
Talks between Hollywood writers and studios collapsed Friday, dashing hopes of an imminent resolution to a 5-week-old strike that has upended the entertainment industry.
The breakdown is the latest turn in what has become one of the nastiest labor...
| Dec 29, 2008
F. Scott Fitzgerald's magical short story "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was a hard sell during the early days of the Roaring '20s, when magazines were hungering for one of the author's more down-to-earth flapper stories.
"Benjamin Button" was a...
| Dec 23, 2008
No one can criticize Bruce Campbell for taking himself too seriously -- at least not after seeing his latest film. In the independently financed horror-comedy spoof "My Name Is Bruce," the actor is recruited to save a small Oregon town from an angry...
| Jul 18, 2009
Professional ballroom dancer Cheryl Burke of "Dancing With the Stars" has purchased a midcentury modern post-and-beam house in the Hollywood Hills for $1,295,000.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,494-square-foot home, built in 1957, has 180-degree...
| Jul 7, 2009
The Beverly Hills Post Office area home of producer David Ladd and his wife, actress Dey Young, is coming on the market at $5,995,000.
The gated house, which looks more East Coast than West, sits on wooded 1.1 acres with a swimming pool, a lighted tennis...
| Oct 10, 2009
Actress in action serials
Pamela Blake, 94, a B-movie actress known for her roles in such late 1940s action serials as "Chick Carter, Detective" and "Ghost of Zorro," died of natural causes Tuesday at a Las Vegas care facility, her family...
| Nov 11, 2001
CHINLE, Ariz. -- An 800-foot pillar of red sandstone looms at the east end of Canyon de Chelly in the heart of the Navajo Nation. It is called Spider Rock, for Spider Woman, who taught the Navajo to weave, thereby helping to bring about one of the most...