| Jun 9, 2011
Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game...
| Jul 11, 2011
Sam Denoff, an Emmy-winning writer on the classic sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" who helped create the Marlo Thomas comedy "That Girl," has died. He was 83.
Denoff, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Friday at his home in Brentwood, said his son,...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 9:59 AM
"There has to be a compelling reason these days for someone to decide to pick up a smelly book," says satirist Gary Shteyngart, the 38-year-old author whose novel "Super Sad True Love Story," a dystopian romance, has earned critical raves.
| Dec 5, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich
Rhapsodomancy Reading Series: Authors Diane Lefer (" California Transit"), poet Robin Ekiss ("The Mansion of Happiness"), author/screenwriter Steve De Jarnatt ("Miracle Mile") and poet Candace...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Comic book fans rejoice!
Sunday night's season finale of "The Walking Dead" on AMC was thrilling on its own, but those viewers who have read the source material — Robert Kirkman's comic book — might have needed an inhaler and an SPU (spare...
| Aug 6, 2010
Lorene Yarnell, a dancer who became half of the Shields and Yarnell comedy mime team that came to fame in the 1970s and briefly starred in their own TV variety series, has died. She was 66.
Yarnell died of a brain aneurysm July 29 while watching...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Few films in movie history — and maybe no other film by a first-time writer-director — proved to be the breakthrough moment for as many talents as a made-in-Baltimore comedy-drama called "Diner."
Viewers still respond to all the people in it,...
| Mar 13, 2011
Paris Was Ours
Thirty-two Writers Reflect on the City of Light
Edited by Penelope Rowlands
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 280 pp., $15.95 paper
For centuries Paris has been a magnet for artists, writers, musicians and hangers-on, cultural and...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 4:59 PM
WOODLAND HILLS - Harold Gould, best known for his portrayal of a swindler in the 1973 film, "The Sting," died Saturday of prostate cancer at a nursing home in Woodland Hills.
The 86-year-old's acting career spanned half a century and he was nominated for...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Showtime and The CW were the focus of Thursday's press sessions at the Television Critics Association (TCA) semiannual press tour in Pasadena. Showtime kicked the day off with the casts and writers for two of their hit series — Shameless and The...
| May 7, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Fans of both new show "Raising Hope" and iconic comedy "Mary Tyler Moore" will have the opportunity to see an actress who is featured in both in Bethlehem next week. Cloris Leachman, best known for her role as Phyllis in......