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'Killer, Come Hither': A Conversation with Louis Begley

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Louis Begley has written 11 novels, the latest, Killer, Come Hither, features Jack Dana, a Marine infantry officer who was wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has become a writer, with his debut novel skyrocketing to bestselling status.

A Profile of Choreographer Val Caniparoli -- 20th Anniversaries for 'Lambarena' and 'Lady of the Camellias'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 03.15.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

This season marks the 20th Anniversary of choreographer Val Caniparoli's immensely popular ballet, Lambarena. The work was created in 1995 for San Francisco Ballet and - at the heart of its inspirational force - Principal Dancer Evelyn Cisneros.

Hollywood of Exiles and Émigrés

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The Golden Globe Awards are only a few days away, and the Oscars are just around the corner as well. If you want to immerse yourself into the mystery, glamor, and history of Golden Age Hollywood between 1933 and 1950, here is a treat for you.

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Three Timely Awakenings at the Outsider Art Fair

Perry Brass | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Perry Brass

I had three very timely awakenings at this year's Outsider Art Fair, sponsored by the Museum of American Folk Art, in Chelsea, for five days ending on May 11. They were stunning, shaking me all over, and ultimately beautiful.

10 Actors Who Could Teach Shia LaBeouf How To Leave Hollywood

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 02.21.2014 | Celebrity

Dear Shia LaBeouf: You are still famous and it's kind of, sort of, totally your own fault. Neither tweeting "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE" once a day, nor ...

Rizzoli -- To Lose Our Culture Is to Lose Our Memories

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Sir Elton John, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso, Christo, Gregory Peck, David Bowie, Abba Eban, Pablo Neruda, Gina Lollobrig...

Sleeping with Tilda and Quentin

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

Reading about Swinton's collaboration with MoMA, I couldn't help but reminisce about a certain afternoon back in 1996 that I spent in the company of Quentin Crisp where sleep would also prove to be transformative -- for me.

Garbo! Garbo Then! Garbo Now! The Unending Saga Of Hollywood's Most Mysterious, Misunderstood Star

Liz Smith | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

If you're like me, sometimes you roam your living quarters picking up and putting down books that have accumulated in piles, all of which you intend to read -- someday. This happened when I discovered Loving Garbo by Hugo Vickers.

The 10 Most Scandalous Gay Love Affairs

Allison Hope | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Same-sex love affairs certainly spike the scandal meter with the added layer of gay drama. Whether carried out by politicians, Hollywood stars or religious leaders, secret gay love affairs have shaken the dust right off history books for centuries.

Greta Garbo's Belongings Sell For $1.6 Million

Posted 12.16.2012 | Celebrity

Greta Garbo may have been mysterious, but there's no doubting she was loved. The movie star's personal possessions, including her sunglasses, shoes...

Greta Garbo's Mystery Peeled Away -- Her Possessions Go to Auction in Hollywood

Liz Smith | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

New York has always been known as a city where it's easy to become anonymous and unnoticed. But not when you're Garbo.

Classic Hollywood Stars And Starlets In A Whole New Light

Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

The smoldering gaze, the flirtatious smirk, the incredible jewelry collection... who knows what gives a Hollywood starlet that magical razzle-dazzle. ...

Silent Film's Most Sizzling Starlets

Posted 02.03.2012 | Arts

In the age of silent cinema, emotions were dramatized and expressed using the face and body as vehicles. Though today the acting style of earl...

Did Men Invent Art to Become Women? Must Women Become Men to Make Great Art?

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Imagine you are a man living amid the Paleolithic millennia. If you were seeking great rewards from beyond the mortal realm, would you mutilate yourself, or submit to an order of mutilation, to become as much a woman as would be possible to you?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Twilight, and the Return of Women's Blockbuster Films

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Hollywood is finally making an effort to give women and their stories the blockbuster treatment. In doing so, the film industry is hearkening back to what was once a strength of classic Hollywood: the blockbuster women's film.

Before Paparazzi -- Hollywood Glamour Photos of the Golden Age: At the Grolier Club, NYC

Kate Kelly | Posted 11.22.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

The story revealed by the exhibit is of a time before there were paparazzi. From the 1920s through the 1950s, movie studios molded the images and the careers of their stars.

Sade at Honda Center: Style as Enlightenment

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 11.06.2011 | Los Angeles
S.X. Rosenstock

Sade's show at Honda Center in Anaheim August 30 was such a triumph of visual and sonic beauty, I started to wonder if pure gorgeousness could fix the economy or make political parties get along.

As He Turns 75, Thoughts on the Legacy of Robert Redford

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I saw no mention of Robert Redford's birthday amongst all the pop dreck that seems to capture people's attention these days. I am going to attempt a tribute of sorts, as I can think of few people in the entertainment field more deserving.

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman: Sparks and Guy Maddin Get Saucy With the Swede

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman is as unique and wonderful as musical theatre gets: a "what-if" fantasia plopping the celebrated Swedish director smack-dab in the sunny horrors of Hollywood, circa 1956.

Are We There Yet? Iconic Road Trip Movies

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Long before Mapquest, Yahoo, and Google Maps offered instant gratification for drivers trying to figure out the best way to get from one place to anot...

Just Maybe -- the Best Comedy Film Director Ever

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even though Entertainment Weekly named him the 16th-best film director of all time, if I mention the name Ernst Lubitsch to my own middle-aged contemporaries, I usually get a hazy look.

The Reading List: New Books About Los Angeles

Los Angeles Magazine | Wendy Witherspoon  | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Every month Los Angeles Magazine highlights titles of local interest that are hitting the bookshelves. Here's what's new....

Saturday Shoppers View Ralph Lauren's New Madison Avenue Mansion

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
David Finkle

Ralph Lauren just built the first mansion on the Upper East Side since 1918 and reached the zenith he's aimed for since the '60s when he started hawking wide ties.

PHOTOS: Greta Garbo's "La Esperanza" Malibu Home On Sale For $12.6 Million

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via LA Times: Greta Garbo's Malibu beach retreat is similar in size, specs, and even market price to the Marion Davies mansion we recently wrote about...

The Remarkable Life and Career of Patricia Neal

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

What sets artists apart from stars and competent actors is originality and authenticity. Patricia Neal had these and other rare qualities in spades.