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  • Film Review: 'Gyeongju'

    The South Korean city of Gyeongju is known for its hundreds of burial mounds, making this town, which has its head in the past, a fitting backdrop for director Zhang Lu's exquisitely observed personal drama. Inspired by an obscene painting the Chinese-...
  • Long Beach mortician shares funny funeral industry stories in new book

    Long Beach mortician shares funny funeral industry stories in new book
    When it comes to death, mortician Ken McKenzie says people are far too serious.  After creating a "Men of Mortuaries" calendar featuring buff, shirtless morticians wielding shovels in 2007 and releasing "Mortuary Confidential" in 2010, the Long Beach...
  • Jules Feiffer dances with noir in his graphic novel 'Kill My Mother'

    Jules Feiffer dances with noir in his graphic novel 'Kill My Mother'
    Most octogenarians are slowing down, settling into the freedom of retirement — but not Jules Feiffer. Instead, the playwright, illustrator, screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist went back to the drawing board — literally —...
  • Comics artist Eleanor Davis: 'How to be Happy' in a toxic world

    Comics artist Eleanor Davis: 'How to be Happy' in a toxic world
    In the story "Nita Goes Home," the title character leaves her world -- a protected biodome where trees grow tall and bushes dispense berries -- for the outside world, where humans must wear face-covering "toxoff suits" that protect them from skies...
  • 'Doctor Who' returns with a new season on BBC America

    Okay, Whovians, your long wait is over. On Aug. 23, BBC America will broadcast the first episode of the new season of the classic science fiction show, "Doctor Who." It will introduce Peter Capaldi, 56, as the latest incarnation of the Doctor. For those...
  • 'Sin City' sequel visually hypnotic, but ultimately fizzles

    "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is a feast for jaded souls of the Tarantino species. Cartoonishly savage and menacingly sexy, it starts so strong that you don't want to blink for fear of breaking its shadowy, black-and-white spell, made even more seductive...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti seeks FCC review of Dodgers channel impasse

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti seeks FCC review of Dodgers channel impasse
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is asking federal regulators to examine the stalemate between Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV operators that's prevented much of the region from watching Dodgers baseball this season. Garcetti's request came late...
  • Harry Potter Director to Return for 'Fantastic Beasts' Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Harry Potter" filmmaker David Yates apparently has a few more tricks up his sleeve. Sources tell Variety that Yates, who directed several Harry Potter movies including the final "Deathly Hallows" pics, has agreed to return for the first installment of...
  • Gamers helping in Ebola research

    SEATTLE Months before the recent Ebola outbreak erupted in Western Africa, killing more than a thousand people, scientists at the University of Washington's Institute for Protein Design were looking for a way to stop the deadly virus. For inspiration,...
  • Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction

    Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction
    Writers of realistic fiction are often are asked to wrestle with the question of autobiographical influence in interviews and essays. Some critics have made a cottage industry out of guessing even in the absence of hard data: Is the character a stand-in...
  • Captain Comics: 'Sin City' 2 offers entertaining double takes on the original

    Marv is dead. Honestly. You remember Marv. He was the one-man wrecking ball, played by Mickey Rourke in "Sin City" (2005), with an undisclosed mental "condition" that made him plenty dangerous. He took and dispensed a lot of punishment en route to...