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  • Showtime's 'Masters of Sex' tackles taboos

    Showtime's 'Masters of Sex' tackles taboos
    Virginia Johnson played a key role in what we call the Sexual Revolution. But she didn't quite live to see her remarkable career turned into a TV show. "Masters of Sex," the series premiering this fall on Showtime, recounts the pioneering research and...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Longmire' on A&E

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Longmire' on A&E
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 25 - 31, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Olbermann The sometimes acerbic and...
  • Why I stopped trusting TV history - totally

    Why I stopped trusting TV history - totally
    Don’t trust TV history — ever. That’s the big conclusion I came to this week after starting out on the simple assignment of previewing a two-hour National Geographic special on the Iraq War. “America Vs. Iraq,” which...
  • On Syria, Congress should have a say

    American journalists of an Anglophilic bent often complain that debates in Britain's House of Commons put those in the U.S. Congress to shame. Actually, the Commons often showcases its own form of superficiality, as in the Kabuki theater of Prime...
  • The Judi Dench-led 'Philomena' wows audiences at Venice

    "Philomena" is hard-to-resist Oscar bait. And according to the early reviews out of the Venice Film Festival, where the BBC Films production starring Oscar winner Judi Dench and Steve Coogan debuted, the audience bit in a big way. (Watch the trailer....
  • God is no Yeti: a rumination on religion

    God is no Yeti: a rumination on religion
    Several times, reading the comments beneath an online article about religion, I've come upon remarks along the lines of: "Really? A magic being in the sky?" Terry Eagleton, in "Reason, Faith, and Revolution," refers to this pseudo-critique as the Yeti...
  • Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat

    Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat
    I have been aboard the sailing ship Amistad several times recently here in Puerto Rico and she looked better than she has in years — despite the recent controversy surrounding her not being in Connecticut waters after receiving millions in state...
  • Behind closed doors at 'Masters of Sex'

    Behind closed doors at 'Masters of Sex'
    Disrobing for the cameras may not be easy at first, but after a while it can acquire a certain workaday familiarity. "Now I don't even get nervous about it," Lizzy Caplan said after a day of shooting on the Sony lot in Culver City. Such anxiety could be...
  • 'Masters of Sex' star Michael Sheen gets close to his aloof character

    'Masters of Sex' star Michael Sheen gets close to his aloof character
    For Showtime, landing Michael Sheen as the lead in "Masters of Sex," the drama about William Masters and Virginia Johnson and their groundbreaking midcentury research into human sexuality, meant agreeing to film the series in Los Angeles, where Sheen...
  • Israeli, world leaders remember Ariel Sharon in state ceremony

    Israeli, world leaders remember Ariel Sharon in state ceremony
    JERUSALEM -- Under skies dotted with scattered clouds and a blimp, Israeli and international leaders attended the state memorial ceremony held Monday for former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died Saturday. Draped in an Israeli flag and...
  • Biden pays tribute to Ariel Sharon as courageous, 'complex' leader

    JERUSALEM — Reaffirming the United States' "unflagging" commitment to Israel, Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute Monday to the country’s late prime minister, Ariel Sharon, as a “complex man” whose life “traced the...