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  • Depictions of violence in theater: Revelation, not nihilism

    Depictions of violence in theater: Revelation, not nihilism
    In one of the most infamous scenes in modern drama, a group of young men in a London park stone a baby to death in its carriage. What begins as roughhousing escalates to all-out sadism until a rock is thrown at point blank range, ending the child's pitiful cries for good.
  • L.A. Times Festival of Books schedule announced

    The program schedule for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was released Monday morning. The schedule, which is online, includes the complete list of author appearances and special events during the Festival of Books, April 20-21, on the campus of...

    Movie review: 'Making the Boys'

    Movie review: 'Making the Boys'
    It may be hard for those who grew up watching "Will & Grace" to imagine the shock and excitement when Mart Crowley's "The Boys in the Band" caught fire off-Broadway in 1968, becoming one of the most discussed, derided and defended dramas of its era. A...

    Scene and Heard: Jane Fonda on the senior years

    Scene and Heard: Jane Fonda on the senior years
    Before she could present Jane Fonda with the UCLA Longevity Center's Icon Award, Jennifer Lopez had to pause midway in her recitation of Fonda's lofty achievements — actress, fitness guru, author and activist for environmental, human rights, health,...

    William Friedkin: Technology is creating more opportunities than ever

    William Friedkin: Technology is creating more opportunities than ever
    William Friedkin has been directing films for roughly 45 years. You wouldn't know it to look at him. You'd likelier guess that he was born around the time his first feature — the 1967 Sonny and Cher vehicle “Good Times” — was made....