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  • REVIEW: 'Honeymoon in Vegas' on Broadway

    REVIEW: 'Honeymoon in Vegas' on Broadway
    NEW YORK — Were you to honeymoon in today's Las Vegas, you'd find hip European DJs have replaced crooners and Elvis, and showgirls about as rare on the Strip as a winning hand. But “Honeymoon in Vegas,” the startlingly retro new Broadway...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Christmas Vacation' is a loopy holiday classic

    'Christmas Vacation' is a loopy holiday classic
    "Christmas Vacation" is a cuckoo clock of a movie, just as loopy, wonderful and fresh as it was 25 years ago this month when we first unwrapped it. Rippingly rich satire, the seasonal favorite features Chevy Chase as the bighearted dad, with Beverly D'...
  • 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...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'White Collar' on USA

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'White Collar' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 14 - 20, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   A big heist and a risky con job in the series...
  • 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...
  • Four ways Bob Hope conquered the entertainment world

     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...
  • DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north

    DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north
    Seth MacFarlane's 2012 “Ted” may have been the funniest film of its year, but his second feature will have to settle for one of the funniest films of 2014. It has the disadvantage of taking on a parody genre approach that forces comparisons...