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  • Milan Fashion Week: Prada's spring collection a fun mix

    Milan Fashion Week: Prada's spring collection a fun mix
    There was an assembly-line quality to the beginning of Miuccia Prada's spring show Thursday, the highlight of Milan Fashion Week. Set on a raised metal platform with industrial-style lighting, the models came out one after another, wearing boxy short-...
  • Jorge Pardo's Pre-Columbian art installation at LACMA

    Jorge Pardo's Pre-Columbian art installation at LACMA
    Conceptually sophisticated and visually smashing, the installation design that artist Jorge Pardo conceived and executed for the impressive Pre-Columbian collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was unveiled to the public Sunday. Unlike anything...
  • Book Review: 'Warning Shadows' by Gary Giddins

    Book Review: 'Warning Shadows' by Gary Giddins
    Warning Shadows Home Alone With Classic Cinema Gary Giddins W.W. Norton: 416 pp., $18.95 Gary Giddins is well known for his writing about music — he was a Village Voice jazz columnist for three decades, and his books, among them the biography...
  • Miss Piggy's career highlights

    Miss Piggy's career highlights
    The gentle hearted loved Kermit. The kooky kids loved Animal. The aspiring cynics loved those two old guys who made fun of everyone, but we always loved Miss Piggy. She was alternately sweet and tough, glamorous but not afraid to muster a karate kick...
  • Fruit varietals: Identity crisis in the produce aisle

    Fruit varietals: Identity crisis in the produce aisle
    There are 230 varieties of peaches grown in California, freestone and clingstone, heirloom and newly developed, flavorful and bland, but when you go to the grocery store and even many farmers markets, they're usually sold just as "peaches." The...
  • Pop music and jazz figures

    Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...
  • DVDs: '4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days'; 'Burn Notice: Season 1'; 'Californication: Season 1'; 'Fool's Gold' and more

    DVDs: '4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days'; 'Burn Notice: Season 1'; 'Californication: Season 1'; 'Fool's Gold' and more
    4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Genius Products, $24.95 Taking place over one harrowing weekend in '80s Bucharest, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" follows a frazzled woman trying to secure an illegal abortion for her university roommate. Aside from the...
  • Purists bemoan 'Carnaval Inc.'

    This evening, millions will tune in to a world-famous spectacle involving carefully choreographed moves, intense competition and fanatical spectators. Viewers will largely put aside their complaints that it has lost its authenticity and become beholden to...
  • Ferragamo classics on display at South Coast Plaza

     
    Ever dream of owning the rainbow stripe platforms made for Judy Garland or the leather and lace sling back shoe created for Sophia Loren? Starting Thursday through mid-May you can have a version of these iconic Ferragamo styles to wear......
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance': A new season that promises to be different delivers a familiar debut

     
    After six seasons it's a little hard to find new and exciting things to say about the audition episodes of "So You Think You Can Dance," but that doesn't mean I'm not happy to see one of my favorite talent......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, June 2, 1941

     
    June 2, 1941: “Carmen Miranda's bruises shocked the 20th Century-Fox execs into ordering her off surfboards while she's in a picture,” Jimmie Fidler says....
  • Milan Fashion Week: Prada’s Baroque Pop

     
    There was an assembly-line quality to the beginning of Miuccia Prada's spring show, the highlight thus far of Milan Fashion Week. Set on a raised metal platform with industrial-style lighting, the models came out one after another, wearing boxy short-...