September 11, 2011
UNDERRATED '70s horror : Though the Guillermo del Toro-produced remake "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" yielded uneven results, there's no arguing that the Me Decade showed an expert hand at scaring the daylights out of you. In addition to being the era of obvious classics such as "Alien," "The Exorcist" and "Carrie," not to be forgotten are the deeply twisted fringe-dwellers, such as "Suspiria" and the bafflingly strange reincarnation thriller, "Audrey...
January 28, 2012 |
You can get great pictures from a phone or a point-and-shoot, and Kathy Pyon of the L.A. Times photo staff will tell you how. In a talk at the L.A. Times Travel Show, which she will repeat at 12:30 on Sunday, she told show attendees that the photos they were about to see were not enhanced. "Everything you see is from my phone or from my point and shoot," she said. So how do you get great photos out of the littlest gadgets? Three basic principles, she said: lighting, composition and moments.
January 15, 2014 |
Henry Rollins travels with a fierce agenda. He believes if you aren't moved, disturbed or changed by where you go, you're not going to the right places. "Traveling allows the opportunity for humility to creep into your life," says Rollins, a photographer, actor, author, publisher, TV and radio personality, and punk-rock veteran. You can meet the former Black Flag frontman and hear about his travel insights at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the L.A. Times Travel Show at the L.A. Convention Center.
March 27, 2011
SUNDAY Have your tickets and passports ready as "Travel Channel Uncut: Bloopers and Wrong Turns" shares previously unseen goofs and gaffes by the likes of "Bizarre Foods'" Andrew Zimmern and "Man vs. Food's" Adam Richman. (Travel, 8 p.m.) We Americans fought ? and won ? two wars against the British crown, and yet we still loves us some royalty. "William & Kate: Inside the Royal Wedding" is just one of many such specials airing in the run-up to the happy couple's big day. (TLC, 10 p.m.)
January 18, 2014 |
To combat rising airfares, travelers should plan to steer clear of expensive hotels in favor of apartment rentals, longtime travel guide author Arthur Frommer said during a Saturday keynote speech at the L.A. Times Travel Show. "I would suggest if you can't reduce the price of airfares, you at least stay in an apartment on your next vacation," the longtime travel guide publisher said. "I've learned it's just as comfortable and just as interesting -- most deluxe hotels are the most boring places anyway.
January 18, 2014 |
Thousands of travel enthusiasts are expected at the L.A. Times Travel Show this weekend to explore potential vacation spots, taste new foods, watch travel videos and films, and meet celebrities such as actress Alyssa Milano and travel guide author-publisher Arthur Frommer. The 16th annual show at the Los Angeles Convention Center opened at 10 a.m. Saturday. The keynote speakers in Petree Hall are Frommer, who will be on at noon, and Milano, who will appear at 3 p.m. Doors close at 5. Frommer , who has written more than 300 travel guides in a career that spans 60 years, tells value-minded travelers they should plan to spend less on hotels in 2014 because rising airfares will cut into their vacation budgets.