| Sep 12, 2002
Hail, hail, the "Gang"'s finally here.
That would be "Gangs of New York", Martin Scorsese's long-awaited latest, an epic tale of love and loyalties, played out among the rival immigrant groups of 19th-century New York City. Not since "Titanic" has a film...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Rochus Misch never expressed regret over his wartime service or doubts about the man he and his comrades called "the boss."
Misch was Adolf Hitler's bodyguard, messenger and telephone operator. He had tea and cookies with Hitler's sister in Vienna. He...
| Mar 26, 2012
Patience Abbe was only 11 when the memoir she wrote with her two brothers, "Around the World in Eleven Years," climbed onto the bestseller lists for grown-ups in 1936.
As the siblings recounted their nomadic childhood in Europe and subsequent move to...
| Feb 8, 2011
Maria Altmann, who escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a newlywed and returned to wage a triumphant fight to recover Gustav Klimt's iconic gold portrait of her remarkable aunt, has died. She was 94.
Altmann died Monday at her Cheviot Hills home after a...
| Aug 5, 2011
Reporting from Paris -- Rudolf Brazda, one of the last known survivors of Nazi Germany's persecution of gays who later called his three years in a concentration camp a descent into hell, has died. He was 98.
A German gay rights group said Brazda died...
| Dec 16, 2011
Joe Simon, a comic book industry pioneer whose defining career moment came in the dark days of March 1941 when he delivered a star-spangled superhero named Captain America, has died. He was 98.
Simon died Wednesday night in New York City after a brief...
| Jan 26, 2011
Film producer and screenwriter
Bernd Eichinger, 61, a successful German film producer and screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died Monday night in Los Angeles after...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 2:07 PM
In the past 10 days, analogies have been made linking Joe Paterno to Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein and the Devil.
Who's next, bin Laden?
We have seen a witch hunt, and Paterno, the man who in large part made Penn State a national university, has been...
| Jan 15, 2011
By what measures do we assign "greatness" to artworks? The word of experts? Public acclaim? Monetary value? By these standards, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, surely warrants a place in...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Before joining the writing staff of "The Sopranos," Terence Winter had worked on such illustrious classics as "The New Adventures of Flipper," "Sister, Sister" and "The Cosby Mysteries." As soon as Winter joined "The Sopranos" in its second season,...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:33 PM
-- Celebrity gathering: Tom Hanks, Kathryn Bigelow, James Franco and Christina Aguilera were among the celebrities at LACMA's gala for the new Resnick Pavilion. (Los Angeles Times) -- Rocking out: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is joining the cast of......
| Oct 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Legal saga: The trial of former Getty Museum antiquities curator Marion True ended Wednesday in Rome when judges ruled that the statute of limitations had expired on criminal charges that she had conspired to traffic in looted art. (Los Angeles......