CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2013 |
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, California's most, ah, colorful former first couple, were back in the news this week. On Tuesday, using his own life as an example of the American Dream, Schwarzenegger argued for immigration reform during a panel discussion at his USC institute. Also Tuesday, Shriver announced she would return to NBC as a "special anchor" focusing on women's issues. Which raises the question: Whose reinvention is working out better? Since leaving office in 2011 and being forced to admit he had fathered a child with his family's longtime housekeeper, Schwarzenegger, 65, has tried to recreate himself as the cartoonish movie action hero that brought him worldwide fame.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2013 |
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, California's most, ah, colorful former first couple, were back in the news this week. On Tuesday, using his own life as an example of the American Dream, Schwarzenegger argued for immigration reform during a panel discussion at his USC institute. Also Tuesday, Shriver announced she'd return to NBC as a special anchor focusing on women's issues. Which raises the question: Whose reinvention is working out better? Since leaving office in 2011 and being forced to reveal he had fathered a child with his family housekeeper, Schwarzenegger has tried to return to his former life as a cartoonish action hero.
April 30, 2013 |
The organizers of the LéaLA Spanish-language book fair want to make the annual event in Los Angeles one of the biggest book gatherings in the United States. The schedule announced Tuesday for this year's event makes the organizers' ambitions clear: They want it to be a literary event with gravitas, but also one that draws the Spanish-speaking masses. There will be rock and rollers, writers in English, publishing houses from as far away as Buenos Aires and Madrid, and lots of events for kids, said LeaLA director Marisol Schulz . A former book editor whose writers included the late Carlos Fuentes, Schulz said the fair expects to draw 100,000 people to the three-day event at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 17-19.
March 27, 2013 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate breakthroughs in visual effects with a slate of programs in April, beginning Tuesday with an advance screening of "Jurassic Park 3D" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Steven Spielberg's 1993 dinosaur blockbuster based on Michael Crichton's bestseller is the latest vintage film to get a makeover in 3-D. The new version opens April 5 in theaters and IMAX. Following the screening will be a discussion with several members of the crew, including Rick Carter (art direction)
February 24, 2013 |
Finding good food abroad, from top Paris restaurants to Singapore's street stalls, requires some planning, but how much? L.A. Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold led a panel called "Tasting Tips Around the Globe" with food bloggers Cathy Chaplin, Tomo Kurokawa and Barbara Hansen on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show . The panel discussion continues at 2:45 p.m. Sunday (today) with another hour-long discussion of food and travel. Chaplin, who writes a blog called Gastronomy , said she's a big fan of spreadsheets when planning a week of serious eating in, say, Paris.
February 22, 2013 |
The Japanese American soldiers who fought valiantly in World War II, even as many of their relatives were held in internment camps, will be remembered in an exhibition at Honolulu's Bishop Museum . “American Heroes: Japanese-American WWII Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal ” will be on display March 9-April 14. At the core of the exhibit, curated by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History , is the actual...