| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:35 PM
Writing a column right between the end of one year and the start of another is tricky. Typically, writers come up with “the list of the [fill in the blank] of 2014.” I thought about selecting the top education stories of the year, but got a...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The bright magenta van parked alongside Pan Pacific Park near the Grove could be mistaken for any one of the scores of gourmet food trucks roaming the streets of Los Angeles.
But passersby did a double take as they read the sign written in white text...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:25 PM
SPOILER ALERT: This book review may contain spoilers for the film “The Princess Bride,” so if you haven’t seen it ... what are you waiting for? Go watch it.
If you don’t think “The Princess Bride” deserves its place...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The undead vampires on FX’s “The Strain” -- and some other eccentric characters from across the FX networks -- will have an afterlife on Hulu.
The streaming service has secured a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Marcia Strassman made her mark as the 1970s version of Alice Kramden, playing the (mostly) understanding wife of Gabe Kaplan on ABC's "Welcome Back, Kotter."
But Strassman, who died Friday at 66, was in showbiz for more than 10 years before she wound...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 11:30 PM
Befitting the teams that got here, the 2014 World Series has been a wild one to watch.
The matchup between two wild-card teams may not go down as an all-time classic like the Reds versus the Red Sox in 1975 or the Twins versus the Braves in '91, and...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Inconceivable! One of the most beloved films of modern times was a resounding flop at the box office.
"The Princess Bride," a 1987 fairy tale romance, would seem to have had everything going for it. Director Rob Reiner was on a hot streak with "This...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., 773-445-3838, beverlyartcenter.org
"Jersey Boys" ¿¿1/2 (U.S.; Clint Eastwood, 2014) "Jersey Boys" the movie is a different, more sedate animal than "Jersey Boys" the Broadway musical. Often this happens...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The landmark Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel will end its affiliation with its owner, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, on Dec. 2, according to an announcement on the Starwood website.
A statement linked to the local hotel's page on the Starwood site...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With a sincere thanks for "the greatest night of my life," comedian Jay Leno accepted the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Humor Sunday in a rowdy affair that featured a parade of funny regulars from the "Tonight Show." As for his just-received...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:11 PM
"Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" (HBO, Fridays). It's often the case nowadays that a big-time recording artist or act will accompany a new release with a making-of documentary, and is sometimes the case that that documentary, which is, after all, a kind...