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  • Versed in Hiding

    Versed in Hiding
    For more than two decades after that awful February day in 1989, when Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini asked Muslims everywhere to kill Salman Rushdie for allegedly offending Islam with his novel “The Satanic Verses,” the author was never sure that...
  • Critic's Notebook: Kanye West's growing pains

    Critic's Notebook: Kanye West's growing pains
    Here's a quote that recently resonated with Kanye West: "Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up." Pablo Picasso said that. West found it on a poster somewhere, took a photo, and claimed it as a statement of purpose &#...
  • Book review: Willy Wonka's creator

    Book review: Willy Wonka's creator
    Storyteller The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl Donald Sturrock Simon & Schuster: 658 pp., $30 I was sitting on an airplane with a copy of "Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl" when an elegant woman in the seat next to me murmured,...
  • Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies

    Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies
    Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud." But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...
  • 'Matilda the Musical' wins big at Olivier Awards in London

     
    "Matilda the Musical" and the play "Collaborators" were the big winners at the Olivier Awards on Sunday. A revival of "Anna Christie," starring Jude Law, was also honored....
  • Thursday's Highlights: 'Community' on NBC

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 5 - 11 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Dec. 5 - 11 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be found at:......
  • Monday’s TV Highlights: Tribute to Blake Edwards on TCM

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be......
  • Willy Wonka's fantasy gum -- tomato soup, anyone? -- may hit check-out stands by 2012

     
    Look out, Violet Beauregarde. Bompas & Parr, the British culinary wunderkinds known for staging astonishing food events -- including a lake made from fruit punch and a culinary scratch-and-sniff meal -– said it was planning to roll out a flavor-...
  • Q&A: Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl on recovery efforts in Haiti

     
    Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl talk about their work on recovery efforts in Haiti with Los Angeles Times' reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske. Farmer and Dahl are in L.A. to attend the "Haiti Stories" conference at UCLA on Saturday....
  • London Fashion Week: Mulberry's foxes and front-row hounds

     
    With a forest full of flora and fauna decorating the runway, and no less than seven furry fashionistas of the canine variety in the front row (one wearing Mulberry finery, another being toted in it), it was clear that this......
  • Moonlight Players announce 2011-2012 season

     
    Clermont's Melon Patch Players have announced their next season — which offers shows aimed at kids (“Willy Wonka,” “Pinocchio”) and some definitely for adults (“Nine,” “God of Carnage.”) The theater is...
  • On writing the sequel to 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

     
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, written by spymaster Ian Fleming, will soon have a sequel written by Frank Cottrell Boyce....