| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Philippe Vergne says his first task as the new director of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art is not to act quickly but to think and plan deeply.
On the job less than two weeks after extensive past experience as director of New York's Dia Art Foundation...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:30 AM
A bittersweet Bollywood comedy of self-discovery, Vikas Bahl's "Queen" is a genuine word-of-mouth hit, a low-budget production that topped the Indian B.O. charts in its first two weeks of release. The surprisingly mild and sweet film tells the story of...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
AMSTERDAM — The fight over control and influence in Ukraine should not be seen as a Cold War-era battle, President Obama said in an interview released Monday as he opened a European trip certain to be dominated by discussion of the West’s...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:03 PM
DENVER — At 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday, a harried Jay Griffin shouted to the crowd pressed against the roped-off lines leading to his storefront counter: "One minute until we make history!"
Sixty seconds later, he and a handful of other pot shop...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:18 AM
American author Ridley Pearson met with Teenlink at the 30th annual Miami Book Fair International to talk about his young reader adventure novels “The Kingdom Keepers” and “Peter and the Starcatchers,” as well as his newest novel,...
| Jan 20, 2014
In his occasionally salacious but richly layered biography of Johnny Carson, Henry Bushkin (Carson's longtime lawyer, compadre and acolyte) describes a party in 1979, at the home of Gina and Henry Mancini. The guests included Jack Lemmon, Gene Kelly,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:14 AM
No, you didn't read that headline incorrectly. A mostly government-funded program in Amsterdam pays alcoholics who clean street litter with beer.
It's all part of the Rainbow Foundation, a program started last year to help give alcoholics, homeless and...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Miley Cyrus sparked up what appeared to be a joint at the MTV European Music Awards on Sunday in Amsterdam, scandalizing some and giving new meaning to scandal burnout for others.
Oh yeah, she also twerked again, butt-first into the face of a little...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Humans have been communicating using pictures for at least 40,000 years — far longer than they have with alphabets and language. Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been in existence for only 50 of those years, but the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Paul McCartney doesn't need publicity, but when he wants to, he sure can make a dent. On Monday, he and his band appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and shut down a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard when they performed for a lucky few thousand at the late-...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- Over a year ago, I sent my fingerprints for a standard foreign background check to the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., along with a money order. Both promptly disappeared, never to be seen again. A personal survey of those around me...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti sat alone in a front-row folding chair before the start of a news conference at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance. He had just emerged from the museum's brand-new Anne Frank exhibition, which opens to the...