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  • Movie review: 'An Invisible Sign'

    Movie review: 'An Invisible Sign'
    The earnest but fatally uneven "An Invisible Sign" opens with an animated sequence depicting an exceptionally bleak -- and decidedly inappropriate -- fairy tale being told by a father (the veteran John Shea) to his daughter, Mona (Bailee Madison), and her...
  • Freedom Ride revisited: Looking forward, but seeing the past in a mirror

    Freedom Ride revisited: Looking forward, but seeing the past in a mirror
    We are on the 2011 Student Freedom Riders bus rolling toward Augusta, Ga., watching "The Murder of Emmett Till," a PBS documentary on the savage 1955 lynching of a black boy in the nothing town of Money, Miss. On the old newsreel footage, white person...
  • Book calendar events for the week of May 15, 2011

    Words & Ideas SUNDAY April Dammann: The author of "Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl, Art Dealer as Impresario" will discuss and sign her new book. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960. Betty White: The Emmy-winning actress...
  • It's A Gray Area: Live and preserve your heritage

    At this point in my life, I have lost my grandparents and parents and all of their siblings. So as far as who the "elder statesmen" are on my side of the family, my sister and I are now the ones. Fortunately, before they died, I was able to tape record...
  • Joseph Wershba dies at 90; pioneering CBS producer

    Joseph Wershba dies at 90; pioneering CBS producer
    Joseph Wershba, a pioneering CBS reporter and producer whose work on Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" series in the 1950s helped expose the McCarthy era's communist witch hunt and demonstrated the power of television, has died. He was 90. Wershba, a two-...
  • Book review: Charlotte Chandler's 'Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography'

    Book review: Charlotte Chandler's 'Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography'
    It hardly seems possible that there could be room for yet another important biography on so iconic a star as Marlene Dietrich, already the subject of a remarkably candid yet detached memoir by her daughter Maria Riva and of the late Steven Bach's...
  • ABC 2011-12 TV schedule: 13 new series

    ABC 2011-12 TV schedule: 13 new series
    ABC on Tuesday announced its 2011-12 prime time schedule that includes 13 new shows, seven of which will premiere this fall. Among the new entries is "Pan Am," adrama about pilots and flight attendants set in the 1960s (everyone seems to be creating their...
  • 'The Adjustment Bureau'

    'The Adjustment Bureau'
    Short stories by sci-fi icon Philip K. Dick have fueled such movies as "Blade Runner" and "Minority Report," and another is the source of this intriguing fantasy-adventure starring Matt Damon as a rising politician whose love life becomes a concern of...
  • 'Unknown'

    'Unknown'
    Liam Neeson reinvented himself as an action star in "Taken," and this melodrama keeps him in that mode. He plays an attendee at a European conference whose trip is interrupted by his involvement in a car accident, putting him into a coma. When he comes...
  • 'The Eagle'

    'The Eagle'
    An ancient quest fuels this drama, with Channing Tatum ("Dear John") as a Roman soldier determined to find the title symbol, a golden icon that would inspire his legion. Locating it also would do much to restore the reputation of his father, on whose...
  • 'The Closer: The Complete Sixth Season'

    'The Closer: The Complete Sixth Season'
    As the TNT drama series heads toward its final round - at least in its current incarnation, with Kyra Sedgwick as its award-winning star - its previous season makes its home-video debut. Interrogator extraordinaire Brenda Leigh Johnson (Sedgwick)...