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  • Book review: 'Absolute Monarchs'

    Book review: 'Absolute Monarchs'
    Absolute Monarchs A History of the Papacy John Julius Norwich Random House: 513 pp., $30 When preeminent British historian John Julius Norwich tells us in the introduction to his sweeping history of the Catholic papacy that his job is to give us "a...
  • Critic's Notebook: 9/11-related TV programs to watch

    Critic's Notebook: 9/11-related TV programs to watch
    The 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon arrives a week from Sunday — I don't think I need to tell you the date — and as might be expected, television is all over it. Our decimal culture encourages comment,...
  • Audio books

    Audio books
    NONFICTION When it comes to memoirs, audio books (in CD format) — especially those by celebrities — should be read by their authors. The words just don't sound the same when they're not reading, although there are exceptions to every rule....
  • U2's growing pains in 'From the Sky Down'

    U2's growing pains in 'From the Sky Down'
    U2, the Irish pop band, is the subject of a fascinating new documentary, "From the Sky Down," premiering Saturday on Showtime. Like most modern rockumentaries, it was commissioned by the people it is about, and it will be included in some of the...
  • Golden Globes 2011: Popular shows and actors dominate TV nominations

    Golden Globes 2011: Popular shows and actors dominate TV nominations
    Largely favoring the usual suspects, Golden Globe voters sang the praises of Fox's "Glee" for the second year in a row, awarding five nominations to the musical comedy, including television series. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which will air its...
  • The Emmys: HBO is nominations king

    The Emmys: HBO is nominations king
    Looking over the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, you'd almost think that the TV academy was honoring two separate industries. For drama and made-for-TV movies and miniseries, it's HBO and its basic-cable cousins. For everything else, it's...
  • Emmy snubs the supernatural plus 'Glee,' 'The Closer' actresses

    Emmy snubs the supernatural plus 'Glee,' 'The Closer' actresses
    A bad moon rose on the Emmy hopes of vampires and zombies, the female breakout star of "Glee" struck a sour note, FX's top motorcycle mama ran out of gas, and "The Closer" couldn't close a nomination after last year's victory. Several of TV's most high-...
  • Scene and Heard: Michael Kohn Gallery party

    Scene and Heard: Michael Kohn Gallery party
    Just before leaving the 25th anniversary dinner at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, Ellen DeGeneres took a turn on the vibraphone with the Lynne Gordon Quartet. "This is harder than it looks," she said, tossing back the mallets. DeGeneres, Portia...
  • William H. Macy's 'Shameless' was Showtime's biggest drama premiere in seven years

     
    It may have divided the critics, but in the ratings "Shameless" scored another win Sunday for Showtime's programming strategy of banking on anti-hero star vehicles. The drama, an Americanized version of a British series, stars William H. Macy as an......
  • On-location filming jumps 15% in 2010, but L.A. still not out of the woods

     
    Los Angeles recorded significant gains in on-location filming activity in 2010, powered by economic recovery, a revival in television comedies and state tax credits that helped to lure new business. But even with the increased activity, feature production...
  • Strikeforce tournament’s road leads to pay-per-view, possible CBS return

     
    Strikeforce came out with its proverbial guns blazing last week, announcing a four-night, eight-man heavyweight tournament anchored by former No. 1 world-ranked Fedor Emelianenko that could usher in the promotion’s first pay-per-view event ever this...