| Oct 10, 2011
| 6:20 AM
FOX has renewed THE SIMPSONS, the longest-running comedy in television history, for an incredible 24th and 25th season, bringing the series total to an astonishing 559 episodes. THE SIMPSONS airs Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
In the words of...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:25 PM
For 20 years, the mystery has persisted. Which Springfield do Marge, Homer, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie Simpson belong to?
In an interview with Smithsonian Magazine, the show's creator, Matt Groening, revealed the town's inspiration to be Springfield, Oregon....
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:15 AM
The Internet is abuzz over “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening’s revelation that the town of Springfield is in Oregon. Anyone who watches “The Simpsons” knows that Springfield’s location has been a running joke since...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Aug 03 (TheWrap.com) - There's a moment at the end of the promo reel for "Love, Marilyn," an upcoming Marilyn Monroe documentary that will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, when Uma Thurman, speaking in words that were written by Monroe, almost...
| May 18, 2008
The opening of The Simpsons ride at Universal Studios here and in Los Angeles is a vivid and cheerful reminder of the deep and enduring impact the long-running, award-winning television series continues to exert on American culture. Son Bart is a float in...
| May 6, 2007
The moviegoing public caught a bad case of chatty mammal fatigue last year when more than a dozen computer-animated films were released in succession. There were rats and penguins, bears and cows — a veritable blur of fur and feathers. In fact, more...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 3:41 PM
In the early 1980s, comics were as much a part of Los Angeles alternative culture scene as independent film and punk rock. That's gone now, but here, comics historian Ben Schwartz takes a look back.
None of them knew each other. They saw one another's...
| Aug 9, 2009
So you've just dipped into one of Sergio Aragonés' cartoons. Relax. Make yourself at home. The artist would like you to feel perfectly at ease in the miniature cosmos he has created, which, you may have observed, is as spatially balanced and packed with...
| Apr 8, 2009
After a few bites of curry, the tall, curly-haired guy reaches for his water glass frantically. He'd heard about Jitlada from chef friends and he can't believe he waited so long to come, I hear him say, as he takes another long swig of water. Minutes...
| Apr 8, 2009
5233 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 663-3104; www.jitlada.localthaifood.com.
Lively restaurant where Thais and local hipsters convene for the homey, southern Thai cooking of Suthiporn "Tui" Sungkamee and his...
| Nov 16, 2008
Words & Ideas
Greg Hise Aloud at Central Library presents "Ground Truth: How We Talk About Los Angeles and Why This Matters," a conversation between the urban historian and D.J. Waldie, author of "Holy Land." www.aloudla.org. Richard J. Riordan...