| Mar 3, 2011
| 12:32 PM
1960s advertising man Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is at a crossroads both personally and professionally as this most recent season of the acclaimed AMC drama series begins. His secrets cause him to clam up on a business reporter, thus jeopardizing an article...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 12:37 PM
This widely praised HBO drama series, overseen by "Homicide: Life on the Street" writing-producing veterans David Simon and Eric Overmyer, focuses on New Orleans residents trying to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
| Mar 6, 2011
Many memoirs, and some of the best, are survival stories, tales told by that supposedly fortunate person who emerged living but not unscarred from the carnage of natural disaster or personal tragedy. Survival comes with a price tag: Not only must the...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 7:21 PM
COSTA MESA — Nicolas Juarez used his cell phone for light as he moved around the darkened theater. Meanwhile, members of his cast and crew scuttled backstage as they quieted themselves for the start of the dress rehearsal.
Juarez took his place in...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:34 AM
It was a dark and stormy night for the kickoff of Halloween Horror Nights 22 at Universal Studios on Friday. I was surprised by how crowded it was -- the skies had opened up and the park was deluged right about the opening hour. This event, obviously,...
| Feb 13, 2011
Hisaye Yamamoto, one of the first Asian American writers to earn literary distinction after World War II with highly polished short stories that illuminated a world circumscribed by culture and brutal strokes of history, has died. She was 89.
| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:38 PM
DALLAS — Like spokes stretching from its 400-foot arch, the steel cords of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge propel us from the glossy downtown Arts District to gritty West Dallas.
Renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, performer Lyle Lovett...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 12:12 PM
If there is one television sportscaster to whom the adjective “legendary” can honestly be applied, it is Al Michaels, play-by-play announcer of NBC's “Sunday Night Football.” From almost two decades in the booth at ABC's “...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Second baseman Robert Andino and his band of upstart, red-hot, second-place Orioles swear they're facing just another tough divisional rival on the road this weekend.
It's not a big deal, Andino says, that Friday will be the first time his club plays a...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 9:51 PM
Fervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?”
“Not even for you, ma’am,” replied Hagman, who...