As 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' ramps up, the role cities play in storytelling is seen in the tone, shaping of other characters, and cultural backdrop.
The man and the cat were well acquainted enough to sit quietly side by side.
Classic Daffy Duck toons out on DVD, mouthwatering 'Fresh From Maine' cook book, 'Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti' CD, and more top picks.
In 'The Wildest Dream,' climber Conrad Anker retraces George Mallory's Everest expedition at the turn of century, complete with hobnail boots and big overcoats.
Two working stiffs envision the good life with an heiress’s ransom in this taut crime drama.
In 'Middle Men,' Luke Wilson plays a straight-laced Texas businessman who becomes involved with porn stars, Internet hucksters, Russian gangsters, and Vegas con men.
‘Cairo Time,’ with Patricia Clarkson, offers a look into a dalliance in Egypt’s scenic capital.
Basya Schechter, lead singer of Pharaoh's Daughter, draws on her ultra-Orthodox childhood to craft songs for the band.
After two years of 'mommy and me' classes with a reluctant toddler, a mother abandons the over-scheduled approach.
Christo taught her how to appreciate the enduring qualities of the ephemeral.
A Monitor photographer finds himself the one being watched on a visit to a maximum-security prison.
'Mi Alma Mexicana' CD celebrates Mexico, Architectural Digest steps into the exotic in its August issue, Paola Mendoza's film 'Entre Nos' comes out on DVD, and more top picks.
'I Write Like,' a hot new website, purports to tell visitors which bestselling authors' work their prose most resembles.
In 'The Extra Man,' Kevin Kline is terrifically entertaining without being altogether believable.
'The Duel,' based on a Chekhov novella about an aristocrat who brings his married mistress to a Black Sea resort, plays out in a zone where comedy and tragedy are indistinguishable.
Lucy Walker's documentary, 'Countdown to Zero,' takes a chilling look at various nuclear war scenarios.