| Mar 14, 2014
The recent commemorations of Beatlemania, tied to the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's maiden voyage on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, have produced hours of TV documentaries and a groaning shelf of new books. These last include a murder mystery,...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:17 PM
No student of Blackbeard can explore the nearly 300-year-old legend of one of history's most notorious brigands long before realizing that it's riddled by exaggeration and invention.
Just six years after the infamous buccaneer's death in 1718, a shadowy...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Following her recurring roles on NBC's “Chuck” and The CW's “Supernatural” and “The Vampire Diaries,” Lauren Cohan decided to leave Los Angeles and move back to England. Cohan — who was born in Philadelphia and...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:22 AM
In May 1944 everyone knew the Allied invasion of Northern France was coming....
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Screams rang out Saturday night across the Los Angeles Sports Arena as Taiwanese band Mayday brought its brand of Asian stadium rock to an all-Chinese audience for a show celebrating its 15th anniversary.
"We don't usually do anything on our...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Even in today's economy you'd think $1.4 billion would be enough to buy love. Or at the very least, indifference.
But that hasn't been the case with the Glazer family, whose debt-driven purchase of English soccer team Manchester United a decade ago...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Write about language, as about climate change or evolution, and what do you get? A strident chorus of denial. I wonder why.
Last week Tom Chivers wrote about English grammar at The Telegraph, patiently explaining why a good deal of what has been...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Having recently made legal claims to historical gas and mineral rights under vast tracts of British land, the Church of England has taken a position against those who oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of breaking up rock...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The Bristol Old Vic production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" currently at the Broad Stage and the Théâtre de Bouffes du Nord production of "The Suit," which opens Wednesday at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, both are connected to South Africa. Shakespeare'...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Jeremy Piven is about to pull off a job transition that would give any other actor whiplash.
He's currently filming the "Entourage" movie, in which he reprises his Emmy-winning role as Hollywood agent Ari Gold. As soon as that wraps, he'll re-grow a...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
August: Osage County
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Available on VOD beginning April 8
Tracy Letts has now had three of his plays adapted into films. Director William Friedkin made the bizarre "Bug" and "Killer Joe" into something as...