| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Last month, during a master class at the Taormina Film Festival, no less a star than Ben Stiller admitted that his career wouldn't have gotten far if he'd relied on auditions, which seldom went his way early on, for other people's projects.
"A lot of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:33 PM
NEW YORK, July 9 - Cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Spider-man have been adored by generations of children, but their costumed counterparts who roam New York City's Times Square are more a public nuisance, New York City lawmakers said on...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:32 PM
It was 4:45 p.m. on a hot Monday night in La Cañada Flintridge. I was at a pub decorated with local historical memorabilia and riding equipment, waiting for some friends.
It was Monday and the weekday Flintridge Proper Happy Hour had another 15...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
"The Life": If you're of a certain age, then you might remember when Times Square was not so "Disney-fied." As a matter of fact, right up through the 1980s the area around 42nd Street was populated by pimps, prostitutes, addicts, dealers, runaways and...
| Jul 12, 2014
Consumers can expect to see unfamiliar store brands cropping up in the Baltimore area as a handful of retailers eye the market for expansion.
Newcomers could include businesses that are well-entrenched in other markets, such as Stein Mart and Gabe's,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:43 PM
It was 32 years ago this week that Leonard Bernstein brought opening week at the Hollywood Bowl into the realm of legend, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his own music plus that of Barber, Schumann and Copland — and for good measure,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:18 PM
NEW YORK – The talking is done, the workouts — 10 of them — are behind him. Now, Shabazz Napier will sit and wait for his name to be called.
"My body of work has proven a lot," Napier said Wednesday at a press conference in Times...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When announcements for the next opera season began arriving early this year, the overall impression was that our country's companies were getting livelier if not yet up to the more progressive European model.
Los Angeles Opera, in particular, is...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A reprint of my Sunday Father's Day column:
It's been a few years since I've written, but the mood struck because you keep growing so fast and I'm feeling sentimental this week. Milestones and time-warp travel have a way of doing that....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:06 AM
A man allegedly wielding a knife and hostile intentions toward Michael Strahan was tackled by a police officer outside the Times Square studios of "Good Morning America" on Tuesday.
According to an ABC News representative, the man, identified by the New...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years.