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  • Bob Willoughby dies at 82; still photographer shot on movie sets

    Bob Willoughby dies at 82; still photographer shot on movie sets
    Bob Willoughby, who created iconic portraits of his muse, Audrey Hepburn, and dozens of other celebrities as one of the first still photographers assigned to capture life on Hollywood film sets, has died. He was 82. Willoughby died Friday of cancer at...
  • Critical Mass

    Critical Mass
    When the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded the pro-verbial "genius grant" to Dave Hickey in 2001, it noted his "original perspectives on contemporary art in essays that engage academic and general audiences equally." Many may have...
  • Retracing Jack Kerouac's rocky road

    Retracing Jack Kerouac's rocky road
    There are those who return to Jack Kerouac just to get lost in the ride. Not across lonesome America but in the serpentine locomotion of his prose. It's the music of the page: long blasts of blue-streak narrative that don't yield to periods, semicolons,...
  • Capturing L.A.'s disappearing landscape

    Capturing L.A.'s disappearing landscape
    In the early days of Hollywood, dreams of stardom began for aspiring actresses upon arrival from small-town America, when they took up residence at one of the neighborhood's romantic and exotic-sounding hotels such as the DuBarry, Las Palmas or...
  • Lena Horne biography tells of a star shaped by rejection, racism

    Lena Horne biography tells of a star shaped by rejection, racism
    According to James Gavin's new biography, "Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne," the legendary singer-actress was never comfortable being an icon. "As I say in the introduction of my book, icons are not allowed to be human beings," explains Gavin, a...
  • Jonathan Lethem talks to Jacket Copy about pot, virtual worlds and 'Chronic City'

    Jonathan Lethem, bestselling author of "The Fortress of Solitude" and "Motherless Brooklyn," comes to the L.A. Central Library on Tuesday night -- although there are no more tickets available, last-minute seats often open up at the ALOUD series. He'll be....
  • Image-makers

    Image-makers Johnny Grant, 84; Hollywood's honorary mayor and biggest booster was known as host of the Walk of Fame induction ceremonies (Jan. 9) Bernie Boston, 74; a former Los Angeles Times photographer best known for his iconic 1960s picture of a...
  • For Jaymay, each song is a piece of her soul

    For Jaymay, each song is a piece of her soul
    JAYMAY will have to get used to this recurring little scene: the TV cameras and applause signs, the cue cards and her own face staring back from the video monitors. This sometimes happens to a young troubadour on the rise, even a singer-songwriter and...
  • 'Let's Get Lost'

    'Let's Get Lost'
    "Let's Get Lost," Bruce Weber's haunting documentary about legendary jazz musician Chet Baker, first came out in 1989 and hasn't been easy to catch since. Now reissued in 35 millimeter, the film looks like a pristine time-capsule -- both of Baker's...

  • Tagine

    The bestila arrives in a haze of sugar and spices, a round chicken and almond pie encased in fragile buttered layers of filo dough and covered in a drift of powdered sugar crisscrossed with trails of cinnamon. Take a bite: This is the genius of Moroccan...