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  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Altman' on Epix

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Altman' on Epix
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 3 - 9, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Penn & Teller: Fool Us In this new episode, the...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: "Our America With Lisa Ling" on OWN

    Thursday's TV Highlights: "Our America With Lisa Ling" on OWN
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 27 - Aug. 2, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Quest This ambitious new...
  • Pictures in the News | September 9, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in California, where the wilderness near Yosemite National Park's iconic Half Dome has been completely evacuated as a wind-driven wildfire continued to spread through the area Tuesday. The Meadow fire, last measured...
  • Hollywood Knew Private Photo Leaks Long Before the 2000's

    The posting of pilfered intimate celebrity photos last week was a reminder of the anomaly of stardom: A star's entire life is directed to attracting attention to himself or herself -- until that moment when they suddenly announce "leave me alone."...
  • Mel Brooks Basks in the Glory of 'Young Frankenstein' at the Academy

    After immortalizing a joke in the cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre -- with an extra finger on his left hand -- Mel Brooks was in his usual feisty form Tuesday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to kick off a 40th anniversary...
  • Get cultured: Lehigh Valley fall arts preview

    Get cultured: Lehigh Valley fall arts preview
    A colorful and creative season of performances, exhibits and events for young and older has begun in the Lehigh Valley. It's a season of premieres and anniversaries. A season of classics and cutting edge works. A season of reflection and a season of fun....
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Top Five'

    "Sometimes a movie is just a movie," remarks one character early on in Chris Rock's "Top Five"; but in the case of Rock's own third turn in the director's chair, it's also . After a couple of ambitious but middling first attempts ("Head of State," "I...
  • 'Young Frankenstein' has new life on 40th anniversary

    'Young Frankenstein' has new life on 40th anniversary
    Director Mel Brooks spent a lot of money on white handkerchiefs while making his 1974 tour de farce, "Young Frankenstein." "I gave everybody in the crew a white handkerchief," said the 88-year-old comedy legend during a recent phone interview. "I said,...
  • Jory's stage version of novel has wit but lacks clarity

    "A good countenance is a letter of recommendation," wrote Henry Fielding, the author of "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling," in 1749. It's a timeless truth understood best by those of us whose countenance is, to put it generously, mediocre. To be in...
  • Not your bubbe's film festival

    Not your bubbe's film festival
    The director of the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival for only six months, Ellen Wedner says she has already dispeled the perception that it is "another doom-and-gloom Holocaust festival." "I think all Jewish film festivals get pigeonholed by people...
  • Highs and lows in Chicago theater, all of them memorable

     Highs and lows in Chicago theater, all of them memorable
    It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come. 1. The umbilical cord...