| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
You just can't keep a good cannibal down.
More than three decades after he first murdered and chomped his way to pop culture infamy, sophisticated serial murderer Hannibal Lecter is back, alive and well-fed. And although he has gone from the big...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The last weekend of March offered up a bunch of TV events, but you ain't seen nothing yet. April 2013 brings showers of season and series premieres, finales and films to add to the already launched new seasons of "Game of Thrones," Doctor Who" and others....
| Apr 28, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Actress Jodie Foster has listed her Beverly Hills compound for sale at $9,975,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The main house, with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, was built in 1949. Climbing vines and red brick accents give the home an...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 4:35 PM
"The Mechanic": The assassin drama offers a meat-and-potatoes roll for action hunk Jason Statham, but hey, it's Serious Actor Ben Foster as his murderous apprentice! Here's our critic's take. "The Rite": In retrospect, it's easy to see "Silence of the...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Watch video clips of new CBS dramas, including J.J. Abrams' 'Person of Interest' starring "Lost" star Michael Emerson, as well as 'Unforgettable' and 'A Gifted Man'...
| Mar 6, 2011
Tuning In the Night-Singing Insects
Belknap/Harvard University Press: 260 pp., $22.95
"The game is to listen," Rachel Carson wrote in 1956 of the night-singing insects. "Not so much to the full orchestra, as to the...
| Sep 22, 2011
Have you ever been a recipient of "road rage"? It can happen to the best of us. A lane change that cuts someone off can turn your regular commute into a dangerous situation in an instant. I try to find the good in people, but, when someone goes nuts...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, August 29. The film "Silence of the Lambs" doesn't offer many laughs, but two brothers from Sherman Oaks managed to flip it into a comedic production.
"Silence! The Musical" opens in Los Angeles next week. L.A....
| Feb 9, 2007
He's an orphaned immigrant who ascended to the top of the psychiatric profession. An accomplished author, gourmet and patron of the arts, he's a true Renaissance man. And he kills and eats people.
Hannibal Lecter is the American dream on Thorazine.
| Jul 27, 2009
Already, a nimbus of legend surrounds the story: In late 2004, Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson delivered to his publisher three finished manuscripts -- the opening salvos in a rumored 10-part suspense narrative. Like a latter-day Sjöwall-Wahlöö, the...
| May 4, 2010
If the dysfunctional, self-medicating characters that populate so much 20th-century drama were to check into rehab or get therapy, would they still be stage-worthy? Eugene O'Neill didn't write "Long Day's Journey Into Recovery" or Tennessee Williams "A...
| Jan 5, 2008
The serial killer at the center of "Zodiac" was always just beyond the grasp of the police and journalists: tantalizingly close, yet ultimately unreachable. The film's Oscar chances have looked just as unpromising, but now Paramount Pictures is staging...