| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:27 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:50 AM
Give ABC credit for trying something different with "Galavant" (8 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday), a medieval musical comedy from writer Dan Fogelman, who previously wrote the screenplay for Pixar-Disney's "Cars" and executive produced the polarizing ABC comedy...
| Jan 4, 2015
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,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 10:30 PM
The Fountain Theatre in Hollywood and Donald Margulies' "The Country House" at the Geffen Playhouse were among the big winners Sunday evening at the 2014 annual Ovation Awards, which honor excellence in Los Angeles theater.
Sunday's ceremony at the...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Theatre is a terrible way to make a living, but a wonderful way to be alive," announced Amanda McRaven as she was presented with her best director Ovation Award at a ceremony held at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on Sunday, Nov. 2. (McRaven tied with...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:45 AM
"Birdman," the latest movie from director Alejandro González Iñárritu, is generating significant awards buzz for its comeback leading man, Michael Keaton, and a supporting cast that includes Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan and Naomi Watts.
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:44 AM
In "Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks," a welcome sequel to 2010's "Talk Show," Dick Cavett covers a lot of ground in a collection of erudite and witty pieces: from writing jokes for the comedy-impaired Art Linkletter to...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:59 PM
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
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Director Brian Levant can boast two blockbuster films ("Beethoven" and "The Flintstones") and a holiday perennial ("Jingle All the Way"), but the former Highland Park resident said he takes immense pride in his contribution to comedy history: Robin...