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  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Easter Island, Chile

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Easter Island, Chile
    Remote, exotic, mysterious, mystical, Easter Island is also known as Isla de Pascua –meaning Easter Island in Spanish, as it was annexed by Chile – and as Rapa Nui in its Polynesian culture. It is, well, a Holy Grail type of place among the...
  • 'The Source Family' documentary draws an L.A. crowd

    'The Source Family' documentary draws an L.A. crowd
    It's a quintessential only-in-L.A. story, one that combines sex, drugs, rock and roll, glamour, money, celebrity, hang gliding, health food and a homegrown spirituality. The new documentary "The Source Family" looks at the group of the same name, who...
  • News of the Weird: Going 'Horseless'

    News of the Weird: Going 'Horseless'
    Horse show jumping is a longtime Olympics sport, but for the last 10 years, equestrians have been performing in “horseless” show jumping, in which horse courses are run by “riders” on foot (who, by the way, do not straddle...
  • Sun Myung Moon Dies At 92; Led Controversial Unification Church

    Sun Myung Moon Dies At 92; Led Controversial Unification Church
    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements to sweep America in the 1970s, has died. He was 92. Moon, who had been hospitalized with pneumonia...
  • Dolores Fuller dies at 88; actress dated director Ed Wood

    Dolores Fuller dies at 88; actress dated director Ed Wood
    Dolores Fuller, the onetime actress-girlfriend of cross-dressing schlock movie director Ed Wood who co-starred with Wood in his low-budget 1950s cult classic "Glen or Glenda," has died. She was 88. Fuller, whose show business career included writing...
  • Shining a light on those who prey

    Shining a light on those who prey
    God's Lunatics Lost Souls, False Prophets, Martyred Saints, Murderous Cults, Demonic Nuns, and Other Victims of Man's Eternal Search for the Divine Michael Largo HarperCollins: 480 pp., $16.99 paper Sometimes the best place to hide something is out in...
  • Richard Castle's elaborate fiction

    Richard Castle's elaborate fiction
    Finding "Naked Heat" by Richard Castle simmering on the bestseller list wouldn't be unusual — it's the second in a mystery series, with a sexy cover and a blurb from author Michael Connelly — but for one thing: There is no Richard Castle. He's...
  • Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings

    Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings
    "I am submitting the enclosed short story 'LIFE-LINE' for either 'Astounding' or 'Unknown,'" Robert A. Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell in 1939, "because I am not sure which policy it fits the better." The former magazine published science fiction,...
  • In Mexico City, author Daniel Hernandez finds a complex culture

    In Mexico City, author Daniel Hernandez finds a complex culture
    Shortly before Daniel Hernandez moved from L.A. to Mexico to write a book about its roiling capital, a friend gave him an order. "I don't want to see you back from Mexico City until it's physically altered you, until you are different," Hernandez was...
  • Fall Sneaks list

    Fall Sneaks list
    SEPT. 9 All's Faire in Love A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
  • No sibling rivalry for Elizabeth Olsen

    No sibling rivalry for Elizabeth Olsen
    Reporting from New York — Elizabeth Olsen recently experienced something that had never happened to her: She was recognized by a stranger. "It was really weird. I was walking in Tribeca and a guy just came up to me and said, 'I just saw the...
  • Space NK to open store in Brentwood on Monday

    Space NK to open store in Brentwood on Monday
    High-end beauty chain Space NK could be considered the luxury Sephora. The British retailer, which launched in 1993 in the form of a single, unassuming shop in Covent Garden, London, features an expertly edited selection of founder Nicky Kinnaird's...