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  • Classic Hollywood: Marge Champion still has the dance moves

    Classic Hollywood: Marge Champion still has the dance moves
    During the late 1940s and throughout the '50s, there was no hotter dance team than Marge Champion and her second husband, Gower Champion. The diminutive Marge and the tall, lanky Gower waltzed across the stages of nightclubs and theaters and starred on...
  • Stars show moxie, grace on skates in movies

    Roller skating movies seemed like a passing fad of the disco era with the release of such camp classics as "Xanadu," "Roller Boogie" and "Skatetown U.S.A." But that would be skating over the truth -- movies featuring roller skating have a rich heritage...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for August 2, 2009.

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for August 2, 2009.
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (Random House: $25) Two sisters from Shanghai encounter tragedy and heartbreak as they are sold into arranged marriages in 1930s Los Angeles. || 8 || || 2. || The...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for June 14, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || Scarecrow by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown : $27.99) A recently downsized reporter investigates a serial killer who uses his computer job to find his victims. || 1 || || 2. || Shanghai Girls...
  • N.Y.'s Opening Ceremony debuts L.A. store

    N.Y.'s Opening Ceremony debuts L.A. store
    WITH so many chic boutiques now dotting the city, it's not easy dragging out the stylists, editors and "it" kids who will broadcast big buzz. But when the store has a cult following like New York sensation Opening Ceremony, opening night of its L.A....
  • L.A.'s German accent

    L.A.'s German accent
    At one time, Los Angeles was Weimar on the Pacific: Numerous German-speaking émigrés put their stamp on the city to which they'd fled. What with directors such as Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, writers such as Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, and...
  • They're carrying a torch for tiki

    They're carrying a torch for tiki
    If the words "tiki culture" conjure images of rum drinks the color of windshield wiper fluid, dusty tribal masks and low-rent bamboo-backed bars, hold on to your paper parasol because there's a new trade wind blowing. What was once dismissed as "tacky...
  • A note of foreboding for Peking opera

    Qiu Jirong sits at a mirror in his dressing room, painstakingly applying his theater makeup. First the white, then firm strokes of gold, black and finally red -- the face paint that will transform him into a colorful fairy-tale character in China's...
  • Paris show takes a bold look to the future

    Paris show takes a bold look to the future
    THIS SEASON'S sartorial tale of two cities may have started with slump-chested pessimism in Milan, where the answer to the sorry state of the world was to throw in the towel, stay home from the office and protest in your pj's. But it ended in Paris last...
  • Kim Dae-jung dies at 85; former South Korean president and Nobel laureate

    Kim Dae-jung dies at 85; former South Korean president and Nobel laureate
    Kim Dae-jung, a former dissident who survived three assassination attempts, one death sentence and six years in prison to become South Korea's president and its first Nobel laureate, died Tuesday in Seoul after a long bout of pneumonia. He was 85....
  • Leaving art out of history

    How did George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" reflect both the Jewish and African American experience in America? Why was Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" so influential for modern fiction and journalism? What was Abstract Expressionism, and why did...
  • There's a new hat in town in 'Indiana Jones'

    There's a new hat in town in 'Indiana Jones'
    FOR THE last three Indiana Jones films, Indy has served as the franchise's sole fashion plate: the bullwhip curled at his hip, the dusty leather jacket, the messenger bag slung across his chest. And of course, the trademark battered brown fedora. But...