March 21, 2013 |
"From Up on Poppy Hill" is frankly stunning, as beautiful a hand-drawn animated feature as you are likely to see. It's a time-machine dream of a not-so-distant past, a sweet and honestly sentimental story that also represents a collaboration between the greatest of Japanese animators and his up-and-coming son. "Poppy Hill" is directed by Goro Miyazaki, whose father, the Oscar-winning Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away," "My Neighbor Totoro"), wrote the screenplay based on a graphic novel.
September 7, 2010
If you go THE BEST WAY TO COPENHAGEN From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is available on American and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $615. The Metro from the airport to the city center runs 24 hours, as often as every 4 minutes; $6 TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (international dialing code), 45 (the country code) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY First Hotel Skt. Petri, 22 Krystalgade, Copenhagen; 3345-9100, http://www.
January 25, 2012 |
Arthur Frommer has much to choose from when compiling a list of favorite travel destinations. The man who has been on the road and guiding travelers to bargains and hot spots since the 1950s (and will speak Saturday at the L.A. Times Travel Show ) offered up a list of his 10 favorite travel destinations for 2012. Why? To inspire us to make travel plans, of course. Here are some of his recommendations. Paris: "I can never get enough of this glorious capital, whose beauty has been so well captured in Woody Allen's recent 'Midnight in Paris'," Frommer writes.
June 9, 1991 |
Do you feel that you were born to shop? Does nothing compare to the rush of Adrenalin that you experience when finding an Evan Picone suit or a Brooks Brothers shirt for 50% off? Imagine the surge that would come in Paris when you scoop up an $800 designer coat for $120. If you haunt Loehmann's and Marshall's, then Paris is for you. It's not too expensive. Just don't go where the tourists go.
October 25, 1987 |
Joseph Goebbels wrote this novel in 1923, at age 26, two years after he'd taken his Ph.D in literature. The book was originally--and rather appropriately, as things turned out--called "Michael: Pages From a German Destiny," but the subtitle may have caused some queasy moments for the publishers of this first English edition, who have left it off.
December 30, 2004 |
New Year's Eve is made for dancing. But what if dancing was your job? For Erna Segal of the 1950s and '60s novelty act Chiquita & Johnson, it was no party. As portrayed in her autobiography "Memoirs in Toe Shoes" (FictionSpin, $28), posthumously published last month, being an end-of-the-year showbiz staple had its downside. Sure, she and her partner, John von Kralik, opened on New Year's for the likes of Red Skelton at Harrah's Club in Lake Tahoe and Mae West at the Latin Quarter in New York.
July 29, 1990 |
There are more than 11,000 beds available in Paris at economical rates for young visitors. A free service, Accueil des Jeunes en France (AJF), helps locate them. The beds are in youth hostels, student dormitories and small hotels that have shared-room facilities (similar to youth hostels, but fewer rules). Beds in shared rooms are about $15 to $19 U.S. per night. Singles from $28 per night. In France, the nightly rate sometimes includes breakfast.
March 4, 1996 |
Marguerite Duras, one of France's most famed and prolific writers, who became best known in recent years for her novel "The Lover" and the film based on it, died Sunday. She was 81. Duras, whose literary career spanned 50 years and 35 novels, died at her home in the Latin Quarter, according to parish authorities there.
March 19, 2000 |
It is one thing to see the City of Light after dark: the gleam of cobblestones, the architecture in spotlight, the candle glow on lovers' faces in sidewalk cafes. It is another to whiz through the streets on skates with a police escort, thrilled by the rush of etching out an urban course, terrorized by the looming prospect of a compound fracture. I first heard of Pari-Roller late one summer Friday night in a busy square in the Latin Quarter.