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Full coverage: L.A. Walks

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 20:45
Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a city of 3.8 million.






UCLA's Robert Altman film retrospective captures heart of director

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 16:00
It is tempting to call the Robert Altman retrospective at the UCLA Film & Television Archive exhaustive, except that would somehow imply Altman's work had an end. Yes, there are a finite number of films, but they can never be exhausted, never running out of mystery, humor, pathos and insight as they reveal themselves in new ways with each subsequent viewing or passing year.

140th Kentucky Derby

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 07:00
Jockey Victor Espinoza guides California Chrome to victory in the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday.






quinoa veggie burger

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 07:00
Cafe Pasqual's in Santa Fe, N.M., shared its recipe for a veggie burger made with quinoa.






Damien Puckler tries to get his foothold in a land of action heroes

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:00


The man in the backyard carries the tattoos and scars of a fighter. He spins and kicks. Dust flies, a punching bag shimmies on a rusted clothesline. Sweat drips around blue eyes and seeps through a thin beard. The lines on the face show, but barely. He's handsome in the taut way this city craves. But that is never enough.






Scorsese series brings restored Polish films to L.A.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:00
At least once a year, Martin Scorsese screens Polish director Andrzej Wajda's 1958 masterpiece "Ashes and Diamonds."

'Farmland' often feels like a puff piece

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 01:50
Made with the "generous support" of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, the slickly produced documentary "Farmland" often comes off like lobbyist propaganda, profusely extolling the virtues of the independent American farmer.

Review: 'Mr. Jones' trades creepy for chaotic

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 01:15
We're back in the woods with a camera for the horror film "Mr. Jones," a nature-meets-nightmare tale that unfortunately gets lost in its own thicket of tricks.






Patagonia's new line of activism is documentary 'DamNation'

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:00
Patagonia is famous for its high-end outdoor gear, selling its 3-in-1 River Salt Jacket for $549 and a Special Edition Diamond Quilt Snap-T Pullover for $199. In the coming weeks, the luxe retailer will begin stocking a very different item on its shelves: DVDs of "DamNation," Patagonia's self-financed and award-winning environmental documentary.






Toyota gets rustled by Rick Perry's Texas

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 09:00
David Horsey / Los Angeles Times

Pensacola flooding

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:00
Vehicles rest at the bottom of a ravine after the Scenic Highway collapsed near Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday.






Harley-Davidson's new Street 500

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 15:44
Harley is ramping up its rider training program, hoping to attract new riders with its new small-bore Street 500 motorcycle -- the smallest size the company has produced in decades.






Joseph Rasson

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 07:00
Investor Joseph Rasson poses for a portrait in a home he is rehabbing to flip in the Jefferson Park and West Adams area.

Beatles movie 'A Hard Day's Night' headed back to theaters

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 22:08
The Beatles are set to get back to the big screen via a new digitally restored version of their beloved comedy-musical "A Hard Day's Night," which will open in theaters nationwide over the Fourth of July weekend, Janus Films announced Monday.

'Fault in Our Stars' trailer: Shailene Woodley tugs at heartstrings

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 20:03
Explosions are all too common in Hollywood movies these days, but they're usually caused by giant robots, invading aliens or warring armies. The upcoming romance "The Fault in Our Stars," starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as two teenage cancer patients in love, features pyrotechnics of a different sort.






Canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 07:00
Pilgrims are flocking to St. Peter's Square for Sunday's canonization of two popular and influential popes, John Paul II, left, and John XXIII.

Backyard project

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 05:16
Dillon Griffith climbs down from the boat he has spent decades building. He hopes to finally get it into the ocean this summer.

Skymall magazine turns 25 with plans to

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 02:18
Skymall magazine turns 25 with plans to focus on online sales.

3-D printing of prostheses

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 01:51
Daniel Omar, standing outside a hospital in Gidel, Sudan, wears a prosthetic arm made with a 3-D printer supplied by Not Impossible, a Venice group that helps people overcome physical limitations through technology.