| Aug 27, 2013
The show: Premiere of "Oblivion" at Westport Country Playhouse.
First impressions: Playwright Carly Mensch's contemporary family dramedy has an ever-changing focus. Is this a play about an adolescent search for spiritual fulfillment, about mendacious...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The era of Internet television is officially here.
Netflix's "House of Cards" garnered nine Emmy nominations Thursday, becoming the first show delivered exclusively online to be nominated in the major categories including drama series, lead actor and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:27 PM
With "Orange Is the New Black," Netflix looks like it has another hit. Or does it?
One issue with the streaming service is that no one really knows how many viewers are watching original series such as women-in-prison comedy "Orange" and the political...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:15 AM
When show creator Jenji Kohan threw in with Netflix at the outset of its original programming efforts, that was still a gutsy move. "I traded money for freedom, in essence," says the veteran TV writer of her move to what she calls "the new frontier." "I...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The historic Hayworth Theatre, a Spanish colonial-style building named after actress Rita Hayworth, has changed its identity many times since it opened in 1926 on Wilshire Boulevard near MacArthur Park.
The venue has served as a live-performance theater...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Years ago, when I first interviewed Chicago playwright Tanya Saracho, she told me about visiting her senora here in town whenever she was in need of counsel. It took me a few minutes before I realized she was talking about a specific type of Latina...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Edie Falco has a cold. Actually, it's more like a sinus infection, one that's been plaguing her for weeks now, and so she enters the roof-top restaurant at the Peninsula hotel in Beverly Hills apologizing if the medication has made her a little dingy....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:28 PM
"Jersey Shore" Season 5 premieres Thursday, so we asked our staff and guests to reveal which show they think is so done.
"Weeds" started off funny and unique, but quickly ran out of plot lines that didn't feel forced. It's time for Nancy Botwin to end...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 12:37 PM
"Community" fans don't have to wait too much longer for the NBC comedy to return. According to a tweet from creator Dan Harmon, "Community" will be back at 7 p.m. March 15, in its usual Thursday spot.
NBC confirmed the news in a press release, and...
| Mar 7, 2012
Jillian Rose Reed plays Tamara on MTV's hugely popular show "Awkward" and stars in "My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 3," a movie that premieres on the same network on Tuesday. In just a couple of years, the Coral Springs native has appeared in several...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 4:02 AM
We left Nancy hyperventilating through an oxygen mask while in a medically induced coma following her shooting.
In this episode, we meet her awake and her old smiling self in the hospital. Nancy reminisces about past neighbors in her plush and...