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  • This Is Not A Joke: Laughter Therapy' Growing In Popularity As Way To Fight Stress

    This Is Not A Joke: Laughter Therapy' Growing In Popularity As Way To Fight Stress
    Can pretending to ride the subway, leaning into the turns and toppling fellow passengers, relieve stress? Apparently, if the conductor is a certified laughter leader and the strap-hangers are willing to force a few laughs. "Let's do subway! Lean to...
  • Drama supporting actors prove Emmy winners not always TV reruns

     
    One of our top Emmy Awards gurus -- forums moderator Chris "Boomer" Beachum -- deftly disproves the notion that the Emmys anoint the same winners year after year. Although the likes of Don Knotts ("The Andy Griffith Show") and John Larroquette ("Night...
  • Casting call: Picking stars for Dixon trial movie

    The real-life drama of Mayor Sheila Dixon's criminal trial is still unfolding, but it's not too early to start thinking about the inevitable. Who will star in the movie version of this gripping tale? I haven't come up with a title just yet - "The...
  • Book and author events

    Book and author events
    Words & Ideas TODAY Christie Mellor The author of "Were You Raised by Wolves?" will present and sign her new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. Chuck Palahniuk The author will sign copies of his novels...
  • Movie review: Flash of Genius -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Flash of Genius is a film biography that lacks the flash of inspiration, the sting of wit, the pangs of pathos. The story of the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper isn't a bad film. But producer-turned-director Marc Abraham, and the...
  • Review: 'Flash of Genius'

    Review: 'Flash of Genius'
    "Flash of Genius" is largely about how one person's nothing is another person's everything. Take the intermittent windshield wiper, for example. I, for one, had never much thought about who designed it, where it came from or whether there was a story...
  • Television offerings for 2009-2010

    Television offerings for 2009-2010
    Here are synopses, time slots and premiere dates, where available, for new series, movies and specials from the broadcast networks, cable channels and PBS. Schedules are bound to change. TV critic Hal Boedeker assesses the programs. Fall broadcast ABC...
  • Movie Review: 'Diminished Capacity'

    "Diminished Capacity" rests on the fate of a small item of great value, a Chicago Cubs baseball card—Frank "Wildfire" Schulte, 100 years old, near-mint condition. Cub-wise it's a good year to bring this story to the screen. In his feature film...
  • Five Actors Will 'Howl' with 'Pineapple Express' Star

    David Strathairn, Alan Alda, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker and Paul Rudd are set to join James Franco in "Howl." Oscar-winning documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will make their narrative writing-directing-producing debuts on the...
  • Where the art of the deal, art of film face off

    "Three days of work, two days of snowboarding." That's the plan of at least one pasty Irish visitor, the writer-director Martin McDonagh, who arrives alongside an estimated 52,000 other people this week for the 30th annual schuss of the Sundance Film...
  • Not Everyone Is Happy With Sarah Palin Appearance At CSU Stanislaus

    Not Everyone Is Happy With Sarah Palin Appearance At CSU Stanislaus
    CSU Stanislaus is turning 50 and it's foundation wants to throw a party. The guest of honor? Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. Once again, the former governor is courting controversy. State Senator Leland Yee wants to know how much she is getting paid...