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  • How 'Casablanca' beat nine other nominees to win best picture at the 1943 Oscars

    Before this year, the last time there were 10 best picture nominees at the Oscars was in 1943, when "Casablanca" won. On the Rotten Tomatoes ranking of all of the best picture winners at the Oscars, this year's champ, "The Hurt Locker," sits at No. 13 just abo
  • Tonight's music pick: White Denim @ Spaceland

    Combining elements of psych-rock with garage, blues and country influences, White Denim's sound is familiar without being formulaic, and rowdy good fun to boot. They’ve added a guitarist just in time for a fall tour, and are promising a pair of new reco

    A new bar taps L.A. literary history

    The Writers Room opens Friday in a legendary writers drinking space in Hollywood.

    The typist's tale of 'Last Tycoon'

    The typist's tale of 'Last Tycoon'
    All these years later, Frances Kroll Ring can still see it, the afternoon she filled out an application at Rusty's Employment Agency on Hollywood Boulevard and drove to Encino to meet a writer who was looking for a secretary. It was April 1939, and she...

    Arena Players ready for next act

    In 1953, nine African-Americans gathered in a Northwest Baltimore living room to discuss offering quality theater to the community. Their goal seemed simple. "We just wanted to do plays," said Ed Terry, the company's associate artistic director who...