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  • Around Town: The twists and turns of 'The Interview' controversy

    Leave it to the Canadians to get us into trouble on Christmas. Seth Rogen, a Vancouver native, is a co-director and star of “The Interview,” a film that was pulled from its Christmas Day launch. The premise of “The Interview”...
  • Commentary: Studio had no choice but to pull 'The Interview'

    Well, what a year, huh? Crazy stuff in politics, in sports, in entertainment. Really crazy in entertainment. Let's take, for example, the explosion of the Sony computer-hacking scandal into an international event with the pulling of the comedy "The...
  • Why I Forced My Parents to Watch 'The Interview'

    The only movie theater playing "The Interview" near my family's home in Fresno, Calif., was 40 miles away. I attempted to drag my parents along, but they weren't in the mood for a holiday road trip. Instead, we streamed the comedy on our TV for $6. And we...
  • Author gives inside look at North Korea

    "Without You, There Is No Us: My Time With the Sons of North Korea's Elite" by Suki Kim; Crown (291 pages, $24) One of the best things about Suki Kim's new book is that, in many ways, it's a book within a book. On one level it's a straightforward...
  • Internet expert Douglas Thomas on the hacking of Sony Pictures

    Internet expert Douglas Thomas on the hacking of Sony Pictures
    There are myriad ramifications to the hacking of Sony's computers and the domino effect of its yanking "The Interview," in the wake of a murky threat from the North Korean cyber underground. Putting it in perspective is Douglas Thomas' turf. The USC...
  • If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack

    If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack
    North Korea has discovered that not only is the pen mightier than the sword, but malware may be more powerful than its nuclear deterrent. For decades, North Korea's propaganda machine (dubbed by a colleague of mine, Aidan Foster-Carter, the Great...
  • Some Sony lessons: What a difference a hack makes

    Some Sony lessons: What a difference a hack makes
    The Sony hack and the demise of "The Interview" have people howling about appeasement, corporate shenanigans and Kim Jong Un's private life. What will happen next? What should have happened already? And how will it ripple through Hollywood, Washington and...
  • 'Team America' screenings canceled in wake of Sony hack

    'Team America' screenings canceled in wake of Sony hack
    "Team America: World Police" won't strike a blow for freedom of speech after all. Alamo Drafthouse defiantly replaced "The Interview" with a Dec. 27 screening of the 2004 satire after "The Interview" was yanked from screens over a terrorist threat....
  • 'Interview' mess strange, surreal and troubling

    Kim Jong-un's head will not explode on Christmas Day, after all. At least not on movie screens in North America, or anywhere else in the world. On Wednesday, Sony Pictures pulled its Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, "The Interview" about a pair of...
  • U.S. tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack blamed on North Korea

    U.S. tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack blamed on North Korea
    Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government...
  • Paramount pulls screenings of 'Team America: World Police,' theaters say

    Paramount Pictures has put the kibosh on screenings of its 2004 North Korea-themed comedy "Team America: World Police," according to movie theaters in Cleveland and Atlanta. David Huffman, director of marketing at Cleveland Cinemas, told The Times...