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  • '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....
  • NPR to end 'Tell Me More' and cut 28 positions

    NPR to end 'Tell Me More' and cut 28 positions
    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,...
  • Massachusetts woos Hollywood. NBC looks to have big upfront.

    Massachusetts woos Hollywood. NBC looks to have big upfront.
    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...
  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1985 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1985 [Videos]
    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...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks

    Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks
    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...
  • Gordon Willis dies at 82; 'Godfather,' 'Annie Hall' cinematographer

    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...
  • 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...
  • CNN's VA scandal coverage reminder of what cable news can be

    CNN's VA scandal coverage reminder of what cable news can be
    It was almost like old times last week watching CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Veterans Affairs scandal story. I mean the good old times, when cable TV news mattered because it was doing journalism — not right- or left-wing talking points...
  • Removal of U.S. writers from British curriculum stokes furor

    Removal of U.S. writers from British curriculum stokes furor
    Is Michael Gove, Britain’s education minister and Conservative member of Parliament, suspicious of the political agenda of certain members of the American literati? Works by John Steinbeck, Harper Lee and Arthur Miller have long been a part of the...
  • Is fired N.Y. Times editor Jill Abramson the new Lilly Ledbetter?

    Is Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times, who was unceremoniously dumped from her job Wednesday, the professional-class equivalent of equal pay heroine Lilly Ledbetter? Much is still unknown about the circumstances...