| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:00 PM
"Nonfat, no-foam latte!" the barista called out to a crowd awaiting its caffeine fix.
I had come to this java joint not for the chocolate-covered macaroons, not for the frosted bread pudding muffins, nor even for the espresso. I had come in the hopes of...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The show: "Christmas on the Rocks" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
What makes it special: World premiere of a holiday show featuring short pieces by seven established playwrights: Theresa Rebeck, Jonathan Tolins, John Cariani, Matthew Lombardo, Jeffrey...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille," "Big Fan") will host the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.
Film Independent, the organization which also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival, will hold the 29th annual...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Pluto.TV, a startup whose investors include UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and Terry Semel's Windsor Media, is launching the beta version of its online web-video guide that aggregates Internet content into 24-hour, TV-like channels.
At launch, Pluto.TV offers...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Among the frequently asked questions on Yelp's website, there's this: "Will Yelp remove or reorder bad reviews if a business pays for sponsorship?"
And the answer: "No. You can't pay us to remove or reorder your bad reviews — it's just that...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:43 AM
When it came time to arrange her housing situation at Columbia University in New York, Katie Chang — who co-starred with Emma Watson in 2013’s “The Bling Ring” and co-starred with Sir Ben Kingsley in the upcoming “A Birder&...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Thanks to the power of mobile technology, a bad date doesn't have to be a waste of time after all.
With Datebook, a new feature on eHarmony's mobile app, users can rate their dates on a scale of one to four (from "stay away" to "crazy about"), and...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
AwesomenessTV, DreamWorks Animation's digital division, has hired Walt Disney Studios marketing exec T.J. Marchetti as chief marketing officer.
Marchetti will be in charge of all AwesomenessTV marketing and branding initiatives, including the flagship...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:00 PM
As I listen to my husband read "Hop on Pop" to our 22-month-old daughter, I still find it hard to believe I met this man through Craigslist.
I came to Los Angeles to escape my falling-apart first marriage. When I discovered my newly estranged husband...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:16 PM
My younger son really digs Valentine's Day. He's a sweetheart who loves drawing hearts and handing out hugs. I expect one day he'll be a heartbreaker, considering the charming good looks his mother passed down to him.
I, on the other hand, am not the...
| Dec 24, 2013
So. Turns out the only thing the prototypical American milquetoast Walter Mitty needed to get happy was a little stubble and a lavish travel budget.
In director Ben Stiller's earnest-but-screwy go at "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," Stiller himself...