People plan parties around this stuff, so we assume you probably watched too. But just in case you didn't, here's a timeline of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. They make it this long just to mess with us all, in case you didn't know...
The many faces of Dr. Syed The San Francisco doctor best known to his patients as "Dr. Syed" was reportedly sentenced this week to six years behind bars for posing as a dermatologist and treating patients in the basement of his home. For years, Timothy Syed Andersson, 68, practiced dermatology ou ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Better than watching the royal wedding. Yesterday, Washington Post LIve organized a conference titled "The Future of Food," which brought together some of the most prominent peop ... More >>
We found out last week, from a variety of tabloidy sources, that 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler are currently -- well, not exactly hooking up, but having intimate conversations in a bar and talking about maybe hooking up. W.T.F. people? We'd like to take this opportunity to pat Chelsea on the back for ... More >>
A phony dermatologist misdiagnosed patients and stuck them with needles. It took four years for the medical board to figure it out.
Roberts (left) and Reichl: We totally see the resemblance.Last Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported that Fox is making a movie based on Ruth Reichl's memoir Garlic and Sapphires. The film is "in active production," meaning fans of the legendary raven-coiffed ex-Gourmet editor can expect a r ... More >>
mountaineer/FlickrIt's not all foie gras and Neapolitan thin crust.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Too much fun: Chronicle food czar Michael Bauer reflects on restaurant reviewers' new reality, after all the tweeting and Facebook friending and blogging the Internets have given rise to. F ... More >>
This fall, visual artists bite, reflect, and cannibalize.
Tony Gilroy's (heretofore unseen) expert light touch in Duplicity.
In Kit Kittredge, all it takes to cure the Depression is a little Miss Sunshine.
All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols' good-time Charlie
Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Everyone's miserable in Patrick Marber's latest, and it feels so good
Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation
A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand
Urban savages wage war over sex in Mike Nichols' dreadfully funny new film
Breakin' All the Rules packs all the fun of a mediocre sitcom
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
The Four Seasons Mattress
Summer 2002 sees the little guys getting up to a lot of big things
Two former nannies write a fictional tell-all
Julia Roberts' next film will be shot, and set, in San Francisco
Pamela Gray; AMC Theaters Closures; Film Festivals
Glow; Bacar; Bliss Bar
A neo-noir, an Ur-neo-noir, and a black political satire color a pallid year of retreads, bogus events, and charity cases.