| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
“For me it's no fun to be a predictable guy in music,” says Brad Paisley. Indeed, the country star delivers the unexpected with his ambitious new release “Wheelhouse” (Arista Nashville).
The 17-track album is crammed with the...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When Los Angeles Opera presented its new production of Richard Wagner's "Siegfried" a few years ago at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the packed house included the usual assortment of donors and local opera buffs. Nestled somewhere in the orchestra...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
If Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano share a single regret, it's having not risked spinal injury together to film a key sequence for the thriller "Fast & Furious 6" last year. The action actresses get downright aw-shucks-y — wistful, even —...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:51 PM
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" (IFC, Friday). Scott Aukerman's funny, not entirely faux talk show, developed from a podcast of the same name -- but with roots also in "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis," the studiously awkward Web series he has produced...
| Jan 4, 2013
In honor of Samuel L. Jackson’s stellar work as a despicable slave in “Django Unchained,” today’s list will be the 10 Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies. Jackson’s career makes a list like this difficult. He has had cameo roles...
| Feb 27, 2013
Today, AMC confirmed what most fans of The Walking Dead were pretty certain of already: Glen Mazzara's righthand man Scott Gimple will take over as showrunner and executive producer when the show's 16- episode fourth season begins production May 6. The...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:36 AM
France is known for its chic cafés, superior fashions and high appreciation for wine, so it’s tough to comprehend that such a classy country also happens to be the world’s second-largest market for hip-hop after the United States. While...
| Mar 10, 2011
Eddie Brandt's obsession with the movies was evident in his North Hollywood home, which he transformed into an indoor-outdoor theater by installing a film projector on a tiny loft with windows and pointing it toward his yard.
Saturday night was movie...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 1:10 PM
"Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women"
By Maud Lavin
The MIT Press, 312 pages, $27.95
Aggression provokes complex feelings. On the one hand, we think of aggressive people as pushy, domineering, and quite possibly violent or threatening. At...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Movie stars, TV actors, rock singers, fashion models and professional athletes need a vacation just like everybody else. But when you're more famous than Mickey Mouse, it's not as easy to blend in with the crowd -- even at Disney World.