| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie, read by Robert Petkoff, 14:14, HarperAudio, $27.99
Johann Gutenberg is mercurial and secretive and works against his own best interest in a mistaken grasp for short-term gain. He is also feverishly and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a weekly celebrity talk show in Los Angeles for more than 35 years, persuaded several well-known personalities to appear on the TV program, usually in the twilight of their careers.
But the ever-ebullient, sometimes befuddled...
| 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 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"CANNOT believe that Marilyn M. is dead. She was such a good-hearted girl, so pure, really, so much on the side of the angels. Poor little baby. God bless her."
Truman Capote to literary critic Newton Arvin, in the summer of 1962.
THE ABOVE quote...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a public access cable show about Hollywood and inspired Martin Short's character Jiminy Glick, died Monday in Hollywood. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments.
"Skip E. Lowe Looks at...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Larry Storch kept his classmates at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx in stitches with his impressions of such famed actors as Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone and "The Wizard of Oz" himself, Frank Morgan.
"That's why I never graduated," he quipped...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:00 AM
British-German troupe Gob Squad shoots video in and around Downtown L.A. then mixes it with live performance in a new multimedia show at REDCAT. Plus, new productions of a pair of Shakespeare classics feature women taking on traditionally male lead roles....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
History channel's "Houdini" erects a cage from which even the renowned magician can't escape: Nicholas Meyer's misbegotten, heavy-handed, narrated-ad-nauseam script (which in terms of prominent early 20th-century figures, owes more of a debt to Freud) and...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:20 AM
If you want to know why Lauren Bacall was such a big deal, Turner Classic Movies will give you 24 hours of reasons.
The channel salutes the movie star, who died last month at age 89, with a marathon starting at 8 p.m. Monday (tonight).
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The plight of homeless female veterans is explored in "Low Hanging Fruit" at the the Zephyr Theatre, Jordan Harrison’s "Marjorie Prime" premieres at the Taper and Vox Lumiere presents a multimedia show inspired by "The Phantom of the Opera."
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Nearly three-quarters of a century before the film "12 Years a Slave," a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind....