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  • 'Pina' review: An exquisite piece of art about dance, even if you don't care about that

    'Pina' review: An exquisite piece of art about dance, even if you don't care about that
    ***1/2 (out of four) Disclaimer: I don’t care about dance, and I don’t know anything about it. So no one’s more shocked than I am at my reaction to writer-director Wim Wenders’ stunningly gorgeous documentary about German...
  • 'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors

    'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
    Daunting as it may be to assemble a centuries-spanning assessment of any country, even one with a fairly linear march through history, how does one approach a culture as unstable, contradictory and contested as ours? Where do you start? Where do you stop?...
  • PASSINGS: Angus Maddison, Patricia Rico, Michael Pataki, Don Guest, Ron Fimrite

    Angus Maddison Economist studied wealth differences between nations Angus Maddison, 83, an economist whose research revealed the causes of wealth differences between nations, died April 24 in Thourotte, France, according to an announcement from the...
  • Guy Peellaert dies at 74; Belgian pop artist worked with rock stars

    Belgian pop artist Guy Peellaert, whose surreal pictures for the 1972 cult book "Rock Dreams" brought him worldwide attention and led him to design album covers for the Rolling Stones and David Bowie, has died. He was 74. -------------------- FOR THE...
  • Orlando 'Cachaito' Lopez dies at 76; bassist for the Buena Vista Social Club

    Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez, considered the "heartbeat" of Cuba's legendary Buena Vista Social Club for his internationally acclaimed bass playing, died Monday of complications from prostate surgery, fellow musicians said. He was 76. Lopez, a founding...
  • A community of fans

    I WAS GOING TO WRITE about the grisly death of the Senate immigration bill, but there was other news that was just as senseless and inane: Paris mania. If there's one thing more annoying than our all-pervasive cult of celebrity, it's the righteous...
  • Gorbachevs heir

    One year ago this month I found myself in the unusual position of hosting lunch for Mikhail Gorbachev. It was a work meeting at the L.A. Times, not some kind of rubber-chicken tribute (the former Soviet president was in town to talk up his Green Cross...
  • UN-backed film to premiere at Rome film fest

    A U.N.-backed movie on poverty made of eight segments by directors including Jane Campion and Wim Wenders will make its world premiere at the Rome Film Festival later this year, organizers said Wednesday. Titled "8," the movie aims to raise awareness...
  • The many faces of Mickey Rourke

    Mickey Rourke's career has gone through some remarkable transformations in the last two decades. He's gone from being a promising young boxer to a bad-boy movie star, from a failed pro boxer to a coulda-shoulda-woulda Hollywood has-been. But it's not...
  • Clint Eastwood, 'Kung Fu Panda' Head to Cannes

    Clint Eastwood's "Changeling," starring Angelina Jolie, is one of several high profile American films going for the Palme d'Or at next month's Cannes Film Festival. While the official Cannes lineup, which was announced on Wednesday, April 23, includes...
  • Cannes Film Festival announces official lineup

    Cannes Film Festival announces official lineup
    Eleventh-hour additions of Clint Eastwood's thriller "Changeling," starring Angelina Jolie, and Steven Soderbergh's double Che Guevara biopics, "The Argentine" and "Guerrilla," were among the big news delivered by festival general manager Thierry...
  • Cannes pits Hollywood against obscure arthouse

    Cannes pits Hollywood against obscure arthouse
    Hollywood legends and obscure arthouse directors descend on Cannes from Wednesday for the world's biggest film festival that combines edgy cinema with A-list celebrities, glitzy parties and frenetic deal-making. Clint Eastwood is in the main...