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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Ken Ziffren's Next Act: Reviving Production in L.A.

    Two months ago, one of Ken Ziffren's law partners, Matt Johnson, came into his office and said, "I am going to ask you to do something that you are going to enjoy, but you aren't going to enjoy the visibility." "And I said, 'Uh oh,' " Ziffren recalls....
  • Obama not getting through with good news about health care

    Here's a bit of good news for nervous Democrats: President Barack Obama's health care law isn't going to be the albatross many feared it would be in this year's congressional elections. Enrollment has soared, and the Congressional Budget Office...
  • Mario Caruso, Chicago

    Mario Caruso, Chicago
    Age: 76 Writing letters since: 1977 Life story in 100 words or less: Grew up in Chicago Heights with two brothers, two sisters and his parents. Parents owned a mom-and-pop grocery store, where the whole family worked. Completed seminary school in...
  • Rob Lowe on Justin Bieber, being pretty, pioneering celeb sex tapes

    Rob Lowe on Justin Bieber, being pretty, pioneering celeb sex tapes
    Rob Lowe knows what he's talking about when it comes to teen-dream fame and being too pretty to be taken seriously.  So should a few tears be shed over his tragic fate? Nope, it seems -- the 50-year-old isn't complaining, just explaining.  Lowe, who...
  • Bryan Cranston goes 'All the Way' from meth lab to Oval Office

     Bryan Cranston goes 'All the Way' from meth lab to Oval Office
    NEW YORK — In the new Broadway play "All the Way," President Lyndon B. Johnson, played by Bryan Cranston, takes a break from wrangling votes for what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to reflect on the trying nature of politics. Facing...
  • Fracking foes make a racket as Brown addresses California Democrats

    Anti-fracking advocates repeatedly interrupted Gov. Jerry Brown’s speech at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on Saturday, chanting and waving signs as he gave his first major speech since declaring his intention to run for...
  • Love of a black planet

    Love of a black planet
    As he excavated 40 years of hip-hop culture for the VH1 documentary "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop," Miami filmmaker Billy Corben turned up footage of Sean "Diddy" Combs at the 2004 Democratic National Convention bantering with a...
  • Ken Ziffren Introduced as L.A.'s New Film Czar at Press Conference with Eric Garcetti

    In selecting Ken Ziffren as Los Angeles' next film czar, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has picked one of the entertainment industry's most prominent attorneys who has emerged as a kind of elder statesman for the business. Ziffren appeared with Garcetti...
  • Red Maryland's fact check of O'Malley's last State of the State

    Red Maryland's fact check of O'Malley's last State of the State
    Yesterday, Governor O’Malley delivered his eighth—and thankfully—final state of the state address of his administration.  And, as usual, his speech was filled with so much that isn’t so.  Now, I’ve done a few O’Malley...
  • Super Bowl Boulevard Promotion Is Putting Broadway on Defense

    This winter, nothing scares Broadway producers like the Super Bowl. January and February are always tough months for the Main Stem, hammered by the slump that hits when holiday tourists go home. But this year a lot of producers are betting that Super...
  • Obama considering tapping San Antonio's Mayor Castro for HUD post

    Obama considering tapping San Antonio's Mayor Castro for HUD post
    President Obama is considering tapping San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a person familiar with the matter. Castro’s elevation to the administration post would raise the profile...