| May 19, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:13 AM
The NPR news and talk show "Tell Me More," hosted by Michel Martin, will soon be no more.
In the face of a budget shortfall, NPR has decided to end production of the show Aug. 1, the nonprofit's senior vice president for news, Margaret Low Smith,...
| May 21, 2014
| 7:29 AM
After the coffee. Before making my NBA and NHL predictions.
The Skinny: I'm all caught up with FX's "Fargo." Last night's episode had some of the most beautifully shot scenes I've ever seen, although I'm sad about the ending. That's not a spoiler, by...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The opera world now has its own version of the Melissa McCarthy-Rex Reed brouhaha.
Much like the film critic who took heat for calling the actress "tractor-sized," opera critics in England are under fire for singling out mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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Orphan Black Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) gets a...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The state of Megan and Don's marriage, the return of Bad Mom Betty Draper, the advent of the Computer Age and the new tyrannical Peggy have been the subject of much communal handkerchief-twisting as "Mad Men" begins its extended-version swan song....
| May 9, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Jarl Mohn, the chairman of KPCC-FM (89.3) Southern California Public Radio, will be NPR's next president and chief executive, the public radio institution said Friday. He succeeds interim President and CEO Paul G. Haaga Jr. starting in July.
| May 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
National Public Radio has named TV and digital biz vet Jarl Mohn as president and CEO.
Mohn will fill the role left vacant since last year when Gary Knell exited to take over the helm of the National Geographic Society. He'll be based at NPR headquarters...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Pasadena public radio station KPCC-FM (89.3) grabbed the national spotlight with Friday's announcement that Jarl Mohn, the media industry veteran who ran E! Entertainment Television through most of the 1990s, will be National Public Radio's next president...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Over the last decade, hundreds of war memoirs have been written by soldiers and journalists who have experienced the war in the Middle East from the front lines. However, in “Friday Was the Bomb: Five Years in the Middle East” (Dzanc, $14.95...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:20 AM
To the people at the College Board: Thank you for redesigning the SAT, effective spring 2016. No, seriously. Even though I will be the last class to take the regular SAT, I appreciate your kindness in not making future generations memorize words like...