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Laying down the tracks with Van Dyke Parks

Laying down the tracks with Van Dyke Parks

The train was decidedly not bound for glory. It was only going to Hollywood. Pasadena, actually. But that three-day journey — taken in 1955 by 12-year-old Van Dyke Parks, aboard the ultra plush Super Chief from Princeton Junction —...

DVD Review: 'Sin City' sequel scores high

DVD Review: 'Sin City' sequel scores high

Nine years after “Sin City,” Robert Rodriguez and renowned graphic novel author Frank Miller have returned to the scene of the crime — well, the many scenes of the many crimes — with a sequel superior to the original. Much of the...

Dining Review: Dining options after the turkey's put away

Dining Review: Dining options after the turkey's put away

Thanksgiving vacation is near. The family is coming to town. Thursday, everyone will be busy preparing food, talking and eating. What about Friday through Sunday? How will you keep them entertained?

An American captures a changing UK

An American captures a changing UK

In 1960, photographer Bruce Davidson needed an escape route. He had just spent 11 months in Brooklyn shooting a teenage street gang for Esquire magazine, and now he found himself getting a lot of unwanted attention from grown-up gangsters who suspected...

Film Review: Latest 'Hunger Games' film is drawn-out affair

Film Review: Latest 'Hunger Games' film is drawn-out affair

If it worked for “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” it was inevitable that Hollywood would stretch the final installment of author Suzanne Collin’s wildly successful dystopian “Hunger Games” trilogy into two films. Opening...

Knowing What She Wants

Anjelica Huston talks about writing, acting and living ahead of Alex Theatre talk

On Thursday night, Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston will appear onstage at the Alex Theatre in Glendale to talk about the highs and lows of a life in Hollywood and around the world. She grew up the daughter of iconic film director John Huston and model/...

Live Talks LA brings Steve Martin, Martin Short, Anjelica Huston and Python alums to the Alex

Live Talks LA brings Steve Martin, Martin Short, Anjelica Huston and Python alums to the Alex

Backstage at the Alex Theatre, the joking between Steve Martin and Martin Short had already begun, with laughs over their matching suits and whatever else happened to be passing in front of them.

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Read On: Election had little to do with facts

Read On: Election had little to do with facts

It's a weird thing sometimes to live in the United States, particularly when you feel so out-of-step with the masses — as I did on Tuesday night.