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  • Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The World's End'

    Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The World's End'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 25 - 31, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) gets a...
  • 'Pomegranate Soup' author Marsha Mehran dead at 36

    'Pomegranate Soup' author Marsha Mehran dead at 36
    Marsha Mehran, author of the international bestselling novel "Pomegranate Soup," was found dead in her home in Ireland on Wednesday. Officials say there is nothing suspicious about the death of the 36-year-old; toxicology reports are pending. Mehran was...
  • 'Mad Men's' true legacy: Bringing high art to the TV masses

    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....
  • Jarl Mohn named next NPR president and CEO

    Jarl Mohn named next NPR president and CEO
    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.  Mohn is...
  • NPR Taps Media Vet Jarl Mohn as CEO

    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...
  • NPR picks L.A. media veteran Jarl Mohn as its new chief

     NPR picks L.A. media veteran Jarl Mohn as its new chief
    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...
  • Nathan Deuel on 'Friday was the Bomb,' his Middle East memoir

    Nathan Deuel on 'Friday was the Bomb,' his Middle East memoir
    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...
  • Tavis Smiley Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Tavis Smiley has what could be deemed the perfect talkshow host name -- upbeat and amiable -- but growing up, he was often the butt of belittling schoolyard jokes. "When I was a kid, I hated my name," says the Midwesterner whose childhood pipedream was...
  • 'The Other Woman' a dimwitted faux-feminist comedy, reviews say

    In the new revenge comedy "The Other Woman," Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton play a trio of scorned women seeking to give their cheating mutual beau (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) his comeuppance. According to film critics, though, they would have...
  • Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]

    Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]
    In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press...
  • Box office: 'The Other Woman' on pace to unseat 'Captain America'

    Box office: 'The Other Woman' on pace to unseat 'Captain America'
    The revenge comedy "The Other Woman" is on its way to topping the box-office charts this weekend, the first film to surpass the Marvel sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" since that film's release. Directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring...