| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Film Independent at LACMA's Live Read performances are always special - cold recitations of classic screenplays, the readings are never rehearsed, recorded, or repeated. But Thursday night's live read of the existentialist comedy "Groundhog Day," directed...
| Mar 14, 2014
Joel Greenberg sat at his Westmont kitchen table, a bearish figure with curly gray hair mirrored by a short gray beard, in front of a stuffed passenger pigeon.
The bird looks like an oversized mourning dove, with stitches visible where the head had to...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Students Patrick Shalton and Adam Schwartz smiled as the crowd cheered while watching the wooden Boomilever they constructed hold a large jug of sand.
The pair medaled in several events at the Science Olympiad Invite at their school, South Middle School...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The event: Bruce Dern called Monday’s shindig “the geezers’ dinner” as he accepted his best actor award for “Nebraska” at the Movies for Grownups Awards Gala, staged by AARP. Nevertheless, stars packed the Beverly...
| Jan 5, 2014
Ali Ryerson, a celebrated, Connecticut-based practitioner and crusading champion of the jazz flute, may have finally delivered a knockout blow in her mission to gain full equality for her instrument thanks to her new, cool, flute-centric album, "Game...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Cinespace, the soundstage complex on the West Side that is home to TV shows such as NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and ABC’s upcoming midseason drama “Mind Games,” plans to expand its filmmaking options by building a backlot on...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:08 AM
The Game Show Network hopes to wring some laughs from the old standby: Men think like this; women think like that. "Mind of a Man" debuts January 8 and is hosted by stand-up comedian DeRay Davis, who told me he had to adapt his R-rated instincts for basic...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Nov. 19, 2000: A 27-0 defeat of the Dallas Cowboys gives the Ravens their fourth shutout of the season before an announced 69,416 at PSINet Stadium. The Ravens (8-4) gain 250 rushing yards, a franchise record, as Jamal Lewis runs for 187 of them.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In case there was any doubt, "The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion" confirms that no film has entered our pop-culture subconscious as deeply as that 1939 MGM classic. Even a quick glance at the just published book conjures up names...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
NBCUniversal's USA cabler said it would pick up a fifth season of spy drama "Covert Affairs" that will consist of 16 episodes.
The drama series stars Piper Perabo as Annie Walker, a young CIA operative whose exceptional linguistic skills make her...
| Aug 14, 2013
Jean Bethke Elshtain didn't seek out controversies. She simply wanted people to consider the consequences of their actions.
A provocative ethicist and political philosopher at the University of Chicago, Mrs. Elshtain supported the U.S. war on terror,...