| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Comedian Hannibal Buress recently went on a rant aimed at Bill Cosby, a rant — "You raped women, Bill Cosby" — fueled by the many allegations over the last decade of rape or sexual assault by more than a dozen women that have shadowed Cosby'...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
When adolescents Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper had their first kiss in the pilot episode of the Emmy-winning ABC series "The Wonder Years," it also marked the first time that Fred Savage and Danica McKellar, who played those roles, had kissed anyone...
| May 31, 2009
Guess who's coming to the beach barbecue this summer? Middle-class African Americans, that's who.
In two new critically esteemed works, Lydia Diamond's play "Stick Fly" and Colson Whitehead's just-published semiautobiographical novel "Sag Harbor"...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There's a backstage drama happening this fall on TV, and it's all about comedy.
The major networks are in a sitcom slump, unable to generate the kind of magic found in shows like "Seinfeld," "Friends" and "The Big Bang Theory."
| Nov 4, 2009
Since Condé Nast shuttered Gourmet magazine a month ago, the world of food publishing has been consumed by postmortems. What went wrong and why? But maybe a more interesting question is: Where do we go from here?
The queen is dead, long live the queen....
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Some television honors aren't just for those making shows now but also for those whose past work endures.
Case in point: the TV Land Awards, the nostalgia-driven ceremony now in its ninth year. The channel it's named for televises the event Sunday, April...
| Jun 2, 2011
Clarice Taylor, an actress best known for portraying the self-possessed Grandmother Huxtable on the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show," died Monday. She was 93.
Taylor died of congestive heart failure at her home in Englewood., N.J., said Ulysses...
| Feb 27, 2011
Amidst a rough economic time, the entertainment business has taken a big hit. People are cutting back when it comes to entertainment, from downloading fewer songs on iTunes to going to the movies less often. Consequently, television has become an...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:36 PM
When I first read about a reality TV show featuring the everyday lives and struggles of Muslim Americans, I immediately added it to my short list.
But my reaction to the first episode of "All-American Muslim" on TLC was mixed.
I liked some elements,...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:09 PM
From Weezer to Chicago to Steve Miller, the 2011 Orange County Fair will feature musical acts and other shows for every generation.
Organizers said the fair, which is expected to attract more than a million visitors, strives to have something for...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Fox's Animation Domination line-up of Sunday comedies will be dominated by guest stars this fall, the network announced Friday. That's nothing new, but there are a few surprises among the people lending their voices to "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," The...