| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
By most measures, 1969 was a vintage year for anti-establishment American cinema ("The Wild Bunch," "Easy Rider," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Midnight Cowboy"). But the most daring and dangerous movie to hit U.S. theaters that year was a...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74.
Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:59 AM
After the coffee. Before getting too excited about preseason football.
The Skinny: The Redskins won their first preseason game Thursday night but I won't read too much into that. Still, it beats losing! Friday's headlines include a preview of the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Karen Black, a versatile actress whose name became virtually synonymous with films that reflected and helped define America in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including “Five Easy Pieces,” died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 74.
| May 17, 2013
| 2:00 PM
NEW YORK — "Before Midnight," Richard Linklater's third film about the relationship between an American man (Ethan Hawke) and French woman (Julie Delpy), closes with what might be the series' piece de resistance: a 30-minute hotel-room argument...
| May 2, 2013
| 12:49 PM
"Community" (NBC, Thursday). The low-rated and much-beloved comedy about a study group at a community college that is not about a study group at a community college so much as it is a comedy about a comedy about a study group at a community college that...
| Apr 4, 2013
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
| Dec 14, 2011
Bert Schneider, the iconoclastic producer behind a trio of influential movies — "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces" and "The Last Picture Show" — that captured the rootlessness and discontent of the late 1960s and '70s and became symbols of a new...
| Jun 1, 2011
When you think of Las Vegas, you probably don't think of Las Vegas, N.M. It's the other Las Vegas, and perhaps the wildest Wild West town you've never heard of.
I had never heard of Las Vegas, N.M., when I first encountered it in 1997 — a Western...
| Oct 9, 2011
A-list actor Jack Nicholson has sold his longtime retreat in Malibu for $3.5 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The 28-acre property came on the market in February at $4.25 million.
Zoned for equestrian use, the spread includes a ranch-style...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 11:49 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Adrien Brody was born in New York City on this day in 1973. This birthday guy has the distinction of being the youngest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2002 film "The Pianist." Brody has also starred in...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 5:44 PM
The on-the-market, off-the-market compound of actor-artist Dennis Hopper in Venice is back — redone by architect Brian Murphy and listed at $5,995,000.
Murphy renovated the main house that he designed and three two-story loft-style town houses by...