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  • Nancy Malone, Pioneering TV Producer-Director, Studio Exec, Dies at 78

    Nancy Malone, a ground-breaking and Emmy-winning director-producer, Emmy-nominated actress and the first woman VP at a major studio, died May 8 at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia. She...
  • Marion Cotillard on Her 'Two Days, One Night' Role: 'I Had Written Her Whole Life Before We Meet Her'

    It is the voice -- lilting, lightly French-accented -- that one notices first, even before fully registering the famous face. You notice it because, in the movies, Marion Cotillard so rarely sounds like herself, whether affecting Edith Piaf's nasal warble...
  • Unburying Family's Painful Wartime Past

    Unburying Family's Painful Wartime Past
    Driven out of their homeland by impending war and religious persecution, my paternal grandparents, Hugo and Irma Gärtner Tobias, and their 4-year-old son, Walter, my father, (now 80 and living in Simsbury), immigrated from Germany to America through Ellis...
  • Echo Park's NO rides the shifting landscape of rock in L.A.

     Echo Park's NO rides the shifting landscape of rock in L.A.
    Bradley Hanan Carter feared the worst about his future. The New Zealander singer-songwriter had spent much of the 2000s with his rock band, Steriogram, that was on a major label and had a track in an Apple commercial. Since landing in L.A. though, his...
  • "Rags" musical tells story of Jewish immigrants

    "Rags" musical tells story of Jewish immigrants
    “Rags” yields riches at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan. On the whole, the musical about Jewish immigrants in 1914 — from Old World customs and assimilation to sweatshop unions and political enfranchisement — leaves you with a...
  • In Monterey Park, immigrants go to job agencies for the American Dream

    In Monterey Park, immigrants go to job agencies for the American Dream
    Wedged between a travel agency and a hair salon off one of Monterey Park's busiest streets, Honesty Employment Agency has no English sign. There one recent afternoon, three young men lounged on black leather couches, chatting in Mandarin about jobs in...
  • Visits to national parks tumble on bad weather, federal shutdown

    Visits to national parks tumble on bad weather, federal shutdown
    The partial government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation...
  • WATCH: Marion Cotillard Wants to Be Saved in 'The Immigrant' Trailer

    The "American dream" looked a whole lot different in 1920s Ellis Island. The new trailer of James Gray's "The Immigrant" follows Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, a Polish nurse who thinks she's being saved by Joaquin Phoenix's character, only to find...
  • Seeking roots in Europe's emigration museums

    When traveling to Europe, I sometimes crank up the voice of my grandmother telling stories of her journey from Norway to Canada. The boat ride was miserable. The only thing she could keep down was beer -- she became a teetotaler the day she saw the Statue...
  • Go Away With ... Katie Barberi

    Born in Mexico and raised in the United States, actress-singer Katie Barberi fondly recalls a childhood where her family moved to dozens of cities in both countries to accommodate her parents' careers. "I loved it," says Barberi, 40. "I'm sure my love...
  • Taking the Kids: When travel plans are sidelined by government shutdown

    Taking the Kids: When travel plans are sidelined by government shutdown
    I'm sorry. I'm sorry for any of you who are visiting a National Park, Washington, D.C., or had tickets to climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty. I'm sorry if you need to get a passport in a hurry. Because of the imbroglio in Washington, Congress...