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  • Internet expert Douglas Thomas on the hacking of Sony Pictures

    Internet expert Douglas Thomas on the hacking of Sony Pictures
    There are myriad ramifications to the hacking of Sony's computers and the domino effect of its yanking "The Interview," in the wake of a murky threat from the North Korean cyber underground. Putting it in perspective is Douglas Thomas' turf. The USC...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Call the Midwife Holiday Special' and more

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 21 - 27, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SPECIALS Yule Log Holiday music accompanies images...
  • The Biblioracle: A new year with an old West

    The Biblioracle: A new year with an old West
    I understand how New Year's Day is supposed to work, that it is a time of renewal, for looking forward with promise and hope. But I go the opposite way. New Year's is the time I look back on the year just passed and think, "Welp, that's 365 days...
  • Capsule reviews of midseason shows

    Capsule reviews of midseason shows
    Scarcely have the holidays departed, the last bite of figgy pudding or sip of egg nog cycled through our system, the last present sorted for use or reuse, than the winter television season comes crashing down upon us, laden with gifts of its own. Yes,...
  • Performances opening 2015 take audiences from Paris to 'Oz'

    Performances opening 2015 take audiences from Paris to 'Oz'
    Theater groups schedule and plan productions months, sometimes years, in advance of opening night. And so, with the tragic events this past week in France, it is a fitting coincidence that two local groups raise the curtain on 2015 with shows that pay...
  • Release of CIA torture report is an outrage

    Release of CIA torture report is an outrage
    I was outraged to read that the CIA must release information on their handling of terrorist detainees ("Holding the CIA to account," Dec. 9. Our citizens at home and abroad should not have to be placed in harm's way. This appears to be a political...
  • Steve Martin to receive the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award

    Steve Martin to receive the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award
    The American Film Institute announced Friday that comedian-actor-musician-writer-banjo player Steve Martin is the recipient of the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award. Previous winners of the prestigious honor include Jane Fonda, Mel Brooks, James Cagney,...
  • Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Nov. 6-12

     Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Nov. 6-12
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in and around the South suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: . Veterans Day pancake breakfast To show...
  • Roman Polanski resurrects 'Vampires' musical in Paris

    Roman Polanski resurrects 'Vampires' musical in Paris
    Roman Polanski was the star of the evening on Thursday at the Théâtre Mogador in Paris when the Oscar-winning director opened his new production of the musical comedy "Le Bal des Vampires," an adaptation of his 1967 movie "The Fearless Vampire Killers."...
  • Four ways Bob Hope conquered the entertainment world

    Bob Hope was a consummate entertainer — a pioneering comedian who navigated an ever-changing media landscape, endured for decades and still found time to entertain thousands of troops in far-flung locales. Eleven years after his death, Hope still...
  • Laugh with 'Young Frankenstein' at Civic

    Laugh with 'Young Frankenstein' at Civic
    Nothing says Halloween like Frankenstein and his Monster. And Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" is a classic. You can watch the 1974 movie and crack up at Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn. Or you can catch the final shows of...