| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:19 AM
More proof that the mid-'80s were ridiculously awesome, via Billboard's Hot 100 Chart archive.
10. "Walking on Sunshine," Katrina & the Waves
Catchy, huh? Advertisers think so. NPR reported in 2010 that advertisers will pay $150,000-$200,000 to...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Early on the morning of June 13, 1994, I was awakened by persistent knocking on my guesthouse door. An LAPD officer was at the door because two beautiful people, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, had lost their lives.
Me? I was a wanna-be actor from...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:39 PM
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend."
—Polonius giving fatherly advice to his son Laertes in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
It's "dads and grads" season, which, besides being retailers' rhyming...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Godzilla * * 1/2
El monstruo que los japoneses crearon en 1954 para exorcizar los traumas que originó la bomba atómica sobre Hiroshima, ha sido replicado dos veces por Hollywood con dudosos resultados. El fracasado intento que Roland Emmerich...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:44 PM
The latest Pew Research Center poll shows that 54% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana.
If you are part of that 54%, you must be on cloud nine (high, in other words).
First came states allowing medical marijuana dispensaries.
Then in the November...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Harvey Fierstein and William Shakespeare have a lot to answer for about the actors contending for this year's Tony. In a field of 20, a half dozen are wearing dresses," writes theater reporter Harry Haun in the New York Observer.
SPEAKING ABOUT the...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:11 PM
Charles Marowitz, a playwright, director and theater critic known for his blunt manner and cutting-edge work, including controversial reworkings of classics by Henrik Ibsen and Shakespeare, died in Agoura Hills on Friday from complications of Parkinson'...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
More than a decade ago, Kevin Spacey made what many in Hollywood considered a curious decision. In the midst of a thriving film career, on the heels of winning his second Oscar, Spacey moved to London to run an old theater.
It was a worthy endeavor...
| Apr 25, 2014
In late summer of 1974, I was reading "One Hundred of Years of Solitude" in an apartment that felt like solitude. I didn't have much in the way of furniture — bed, stove, noisy refrigerator. I would soon be off to graduate school, stripped of...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Officials at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh have announced the recovery of long-unseen digital images that the late pop artist created on a Commodore Amiga computer in 1985.
The museum announced Thursday that the images were extracted from...