| Sep 1, 2010
Jeff and Tracey are back with their take on tonight's Big Brother:So after all the recaps, Enzo and Ragan bond over being on the block. Ragan thinks that there might be an opportunity for him to make an alliance with......
| Apr 15, 2015
| 1:55 PM
National Geographic says Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield "has all the historical character of an office lobby." That's harsh. But, as in a lot of state of Illinois facilities, there's a guy there who's done nothing for, like, 150 years.
| Apr 9, 2015
| 1:27 PM
The Girl Scouts of CT brought some star power to Connecticut, and while she left all her awards at home, a smiling Geena Davis brought what was important — her boldness and her commitment to women's equality.
Davis was the featured speaker at a...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 2:11 PM
In the Los Angeles Times' Sunday Calendar section this week, I interviewed James Corden, who Monday night (or early Tuesday morning) begins his new job as host of CBS' "The Late Late Show." He's only the fourth person to occupy the job since its debut...
| Jul 7, 2011
There's something exhilarating about walking out of a movie. Not only does it reacquaint you with the notion of your own free will ("Wait a second, no one is forcing me to watch Tom Hanks ride around on a scooter!"), it's like getting two extra hours in...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:03 PM
Weeks before the Oscars were handed out Sunday, studios were already taking meetings with awards consultants for next year’s best picture contenders. What movies might we be hearing about again (and again ... and again) later this year? An early...
| Dec 11, 2014
In 2010, Chicago native Graham Moore published "The Sherlockian," a witty novel both inspired by, and very much about, Sherlock Holmes.
Four years later, Moore's first produced screenplay stars Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor perhaps best known for...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Off to school he goes, with a little chocolate milk in the corner of his mouth, as if he forgot to shave. At 12, he is still such a little boy that I'm not sure puberty can ever gain a foothold. There is a fortress of gook on his face, and his hair...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Condensed version of this week's column: Tom Hanks, get off my lawn!
The full story:
In the Oct. 27 issue, The New Yorker featured a debut short story called "Alan Bean Plus Four" by a previously unpublished, apparently up-and-coming fiction writer...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Not a bad age, 58. I've had worse. On the way to school the other day, the little guy asked me who I'd like to be "if you could be anyone in the world?"
"You," I told him.
I told him I'd like to be him because of all the great things ahead...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The cultural institution and multi-platform franchise known as "Toy Story" is nearly 20 years old, and still very much with us. There is a fourth film coming in 2017, turning a trilogy into a tetralogy — ensuring in the bargain two years of pre-...