| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"Once upon a time," the open sesame of childhood fantasy, worked its magic on adults Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where an "Into the Woods" reunion was held with the show's creators, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, and several of the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:46 AM
It's not Beyonce in front of blazing lights, but "Feminism Unfinished" (Liveright Publishing) should grab our attention.
The new book, subtitled "A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements," is co-authored by three academics —...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:51 PM
This past weekend, American Studies Assn. members held our annual conference in Los Angeles, with the theme "The Fun and the Fury." Those familiar with the ASA mainly because of news about our year-old academic boycott of Israel might be surprised by...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Many women report losing their desire for sex, some temporarily, some permanently. Is this a relationship problem, a normal aspect of life changes or, as the pharmaceutical industry maintains, an “unmet medical need”? That was the question...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The photographs of young black men are startling in their contrasts: a slave in chains, a professor in a suit; a body dangling from a lynch mob's rope, a musician with a violin. The images illuminate a nation's racial divide and how African Americans...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 9:05 PM
For the first time in 13 years, USC has lost its title as the leader in recruiting lucrative foreign students, according to a new report.
USC enrolled about 10,900 students from outside the country in the last academic year, according to a survey of U....
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Amanda Bynes has been released from the psychiatric facility where she'd been on an involuntary hold for three weeks and on Friday morning was making her feelings known via Twitter, railing against her parents and declaring herself fit to take care of her...
| Oct 16, 2014
Some of the most creative and innovative work in the video game industry is coming from independent developers working alone […]...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Stanley Chase, producer of the famed 1950s off-Broadway production of "The Threepenny Opera" and films such as sci-fi cult favorite "Colossus: The Forbin Project," died Tuesday at a nursing home in Santa Monica. He was 87.
He had been in declining...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:28 PM
A hilarious 17th century French farce, considered one of Moliere's finest, opens Act 1's second stage season Thursday.
"The Miser" has been adapted by British actor, playwright and producer Miles Malleson and will be presented in the intimate Schubert...