March 1, 2001 |
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Grand Opening: A 25,000-square-foot arts and events venue called 7-degrees will feature art installations and live jazz at its grand opening today through Sunday in Laguna Beach, at 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The site has living and work studios, a media lounge and an outdoor terrace reception area.
January 24, 2008
"She's the German J.K. Rowling," Goethe-Institut Los Angeles media technician Stefan Kloo says of bestselling children's author Cornelia Funke (pictured below at the Goethe-Institut). "The kids go bonkers about her." On Sunday, the Institut's monthly Kinder Matinee features a screening of "The Thief Lord," a 2006 German film adaptation of Funke's fantasy novel about two orphans on the run from a beautiful and mysterious carousel with dangerous powers.
April 26, 2013 |
The Holocaust has long been a deep and disquieting source of material for filmmakers, especially documentarians. As firsthand accounts of World War II naturally dwindle, though, cinematic inquiries on the subject have been shifting into more personal territory, where the focus isn't factual findings but far less quantifiable matters. A growing body of work looks beyond the war's extremes of darkness and spiritual triumph to the legacy for succeeding generations - specifically, the children and grandchildren of Jewish prisoners and descendants of Nazi officers.
January 26, 2007 |
The Sundance Film Festival is a badge of maverick credibility for thousands of independent filmmakers, along with people looking to star in, purchase or simply appreciate indie movies, not to mention the media. The herding of all those tastemakers in one place has had an unexpected side effect: Come late January each year, a disappearing act takes place in Park City.
October 4, 1998 |
Dan Rooney, the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, still walks to his office in Three Rivers Stadium every day from the house where his parents once lived on the North Side. On Sundays, he'll often have his pregame meal with the reporters in the media lounge.
July 30, 1997 |
Venus Williams would have the world believe she isn't really excited about playing the No. 1-ranked player tonight. Oh, yeah, Martina Hingis, who has won 50 of 51 matches in 1997. "Special, I don't know what you mean. . . . It's nothing special," said Williams, who looked formidable in defeating Argentina's Florencia Labat, 6-3, 6-2, Tuesday in the Toshiba Tennis Classic at La Costa. "Well, not really. You still have to go out there and beat the player and play the next round.