| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Despite being a PG-rated, angst-adjacent, teen coming of age story, it wasn't until the 270th page (of 289) that I realized "Zero Fade," Chris L. Terry's debut novel, was a Young Adult book. But that revelation wasn't a jolt or a letdown. Instead it was a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Sitting at the intersection of Hollywood and high fashion, it's no wonder Rodeo Drive is one of the most fabled shopping streets in the world.
It's been immortalized in movies, books, song lyrics and on reality TV.
The thoroughfare played a supporting...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:20 PM
What follows are a few highlights from the history of one of the most famous streets in the world.
1906: Burton E. Grant and other investors buy land on the former Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. The land will become Beverly Hills, and the city's main street...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 PM
TORONTO — Watching Steve McQueen's achingly brilliant "12 Years a Slave" at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was struck by many things. The film's artistry — script, performances, imagery — is significant. The movie is...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The comedian has followed in the footsteps of such other humorists as Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy in being successful with concert films.
He tackles a wide range of subjects in this one, compiled from two performances he gave at New York's Madison...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Fox premieres two new sitcoms Tuesday. One I would recommend; the other, I would not.
Let's begin with the better: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which deems Andy Samberg ready for prime time, is set in a New York police precinct; its noble lineage runs back...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Universal Studios in Hollywood will raze the 41-year-old Gibson Amphitheatre to make way for its coming Harry Potter attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Like the Wizarding World in Orlando, the Hollywood Harry Potter will be a theme park...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Not content to just sell us books, lawn implements, baseball bats, printers, devices to read books on, bar tools, printer paper, used printers, ink cartridges, used ink cartridges and automobile floor mats — did I miss anything? — Amazon is...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Fashion Star In this new episode...
| May 5, 2013
| 10:50 AM
In Sunday's Calendar (and online here), I review "Flip: The Inside Story of TV's First Black Superstar," a worthwhile new biography of the late comedian by Kevin Cook ("The Last Headbangers," "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything"). The...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"Look at me now, people wonder how I got into this game," croons Joe Piscopo in Brian Herzlinger's mindless musical comedy "How Sweet It Is." It's a valid question: Piscopo — one of the two break-out stars in the 1980s class of "Saturday Night Live"...