| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:28 PM
While Diana, Princess of Wales, was living life as the World's Most Famous Woman, happiness was an elusive pursuit: a nagging struggle between a thirst for privacy and a need for affirming public recognition. That the new film "Diana," based on Kate...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
An anti-bullying allegory writ on the largest possible scale, "Ender's Game" frames an interstellar battle between mankind and pushy ant-like aliens, called Formics, in which Earth's fate hinges on a tiny...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:30 AM
"YOU KNOW, Hillary Clinton gives of herself. Princess Diana gives of herself. But they are not saints," said actor Edward James Olmos.
Well, during no point in Hillary Clinton's lifetime has she ever been considered a saint. Princess Diana, however, even...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:59 AM
If the building that houses Bad Boys of England looks curious, it may be because it didn't start out as an English restaurant and pub. It was once a Phillips 66 gas station. Look hard enough, and you can see the outline of bays where cars were once...
| Nov 26, 2013
With the passing of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy last week, and the accompanying fusillade of documentaries purporting to prove there was a conspiracy behind it, we might expect (and hope) that cabalistic...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"IT'S NOT a comeback! I hate that word. It's a return!" So said Gloria Swanson in "Sunset Boulevard."
DO YOU feel as you go to a movie these days that you are seeing more or less of the talented Oscar-winner Jon Voight (he won for "Coming Home" in 1978...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Imagine devoting six decades to something. Anything.
In a world where speed rules, where job-hopping has become a necessity, where marriages are short-lived and our collective attention spans the breadth of a gnat's wings, sticking with something for...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:09 PM
John Kenneth Tavener, the renowned British composer whose spiritual, religious-inspired music drew a diverse fan base that included the Beatles and Prince Charles, has died at age 69.
Tavener died Tuesday at his home in Dorset, England, said his...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Composer John Tavener, whose works ranged from angry, dissonant cantatas to achingly beautiful choral works sung around the world during holidays, died Tuesday at his home in Child Okeford in southern England, according to his publisher, Chester Music....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If Tina Brown is no longer editing magazines, then magazines must be dying.
If Tina Brown is going into the live conference business, then the written word must be dying.
That, at any rate, is the assessment of Tina Brown, who may not always be on...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:39 PM
You may think you know diamonds. Perhaps you’ve tried on your great-grandmother’s engagement ring or perused the counters at Cartier or Tiffany.
But nothing can prepare you for the experience of slipping on a rectangular-cut, 24.13-carat...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Two blocks of Rodeo Drive and Brighton Way in Beverly Hills claim to contain the largest concentration of luxury timepieces on the West Coast -- and maybe even outside of Switzerland.
For connoisseurs and novices alike, the city of Beverly Hills and...