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Try a library fortune cookie. Which, naturally, brings up the question: What the heck is a library fortune cookie? Well, it’s the best kind of cookie, non-fattening and good for you. You find them only at the library in a box on our What are We...
Tags: Drama (genre), Arts, Microsoft Corporation, Steve Jobs, Movies
The biggest news at the library this week, something we know will thrill many patrons, is that indomitable and inimitable Hazel Smith is back at the library. Hazel, who is in her young 90s, took a little time off to recoup. She was sorely missed by the...
Málaga — El director de cine español Jesús Franco, que recibió el Goya de Honor de la Academia de Cine en 2008 y trabajó en Hollywood con actores como Christopher Lee y Klaus Kinski murió esta semana en su hogar en Málaga tras sufrir un derrame...
Tags: Klaus Kinski, Christopher Lee
You know the Calumet Baking Powder cans in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"? You know — the Calumet Baking cans? Lining the pantry of the film's Overlook Hotel? No, no: The baking cans behind all the carnage! Right, those baking cans. What's that,...
Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
For your Midweek Madness drollery, I have -- yes -- once again gone to the SCTV well, this time to pull up a holiday-theme gem. You may thank me later. Here's the attempted filming of promo for a 'Liberace' Christmas Special with a very temperamental...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesIt was only Wednesday, but sitting at a small table in the restaurant at the Chateau Marmont, Tim Burton looked ......
The strangest part of this story may be that in the middle of World War II, 74-year-old British author H.G. Wells took a train to Texas to speak to a meeting of the United States Brewers Assn. I can't quite figure out why he was tapped to speak there;...
From 1964, a time when the world seemed ready to accommodate 33 revolutions per minute, the film "I Am Cuba" boasts some single-take shots so boggling, the following phrases showed up in my notebook: "How did they do that? A three-story-high tracking shot...
Steve Schapiro wants to photograph President Barack Obama, and there is little doubt that he will one day do so. In his lengthy and star-studded career, he has photographed so many famous and influential people that one can almost believe he has Zelig-...
"That pianola sure brings back memories," says Orson Welles, entranced by Marlene Dietrich's bordello background music in "Touch of Evil." A few moments of this scene pop up on somebody's television in "Not Fade Away," the wry feature film debut by...
Tags: David Chase, Music, Dean Martin, Marlene Dietrich, Mick Jagger
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