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'Westworld' finale: We have questions

“Westworld” went out just as it came in: with guns blazing. And just as the premiere did, it left many viewers scratching their heads. The HBO series concluded its first season with plenty of spectacle and blood, but we’ve still got many questions that need answers, and a few ideas to consider...

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  • Loudon Wainwright III inaugurates new Sorting Room space with unsparing show

    Loudon Wainwright III inaugurates new Sorting Room space with unsparing show

    It’s more a natural segue than a sharp career shift that veteran singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has come up with in his one-man show, “Surviving Twin.” The production received its West Coast premiere over the weekend at the warm and intimate new performance space, the Sorting Room, in...

  • Roundup: The art of protest, Dakota Access edition; a Trump tower, with pigs

    Roundup: The art of protest, Dakota Access edition; a Trump tower, with pigs

    Art and the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. A conversation about freedom of expression in Russia. And an imaginative idea for blocking Donald Trump’s building logo in Chicago. Here’s the Roundup: — The Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Writer and editor...

  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Timeless' on NBC

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Timeless' on NBC

    SERIES Kevin Can Wait After Kevin (Kevin James) promises to spend time with his family, his resolve is tested when his buddies surprise him with tickets to a Billy Joel concert. 8 p.m. CBS The Voice The top eight artists perform in front of the coaches for America’s vote as the semifinals begin. 8...

  • 'Moonlight' beats 'La La Land' in L.A. Film Critics awards

    'Moonlight' beats 'La La Land' in L.A. Film Critics awards

    “Moonlight”  won best picture  honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. on Sunday,  one of four awards — including one for director for Barry Jenkins —   that give the independent film some unexpected momentum as awards season kicks into high gear. The Los Angeles  critics also gave first-place...

  • 'Moonlight' scores top awards from Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.

    'Moonlight' scores top awards from Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.

    The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. announced its 2016 winners for the best in film Sunday. Leading the pack with honors was “Moonlight,” which took home four awards: for director (Barry Jenkins), supporting actor (Mahershala Ali), cinematography (James Laxton) and best picture. Also recognized with...

  • 'Moana' and 'Fantastic Beasts' hold strong at post-Thanksgiving box office

    'Moana' and 'Fantastic Beasts' hold strong at post-Thanksgiving box office

    Following a massive box office performance during the Thanksgiving holiday, Disney’s “Moana” and  Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” continue to be the top performers, leading a host of other holdovers on a weekend that was as sleepy as expected. In its second week, “Moana”...

  • Indie Focus: Exploring women's inner lives in 'Things to Come,' 'Jackie' and 'Always Shine'

    Indie Focus: Exploring women's inner lives in 'Things to Come,' 'Jackie' and 'Always Shine'

    Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. It’s all happening. Year-end prestige titles are now in full effect, as are nominations and awards from all sorts of awards-giving groups. It’s an exciting time, particularly when the crop of awards-season...

  • How Justin Bieber turned KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball into an acoustic jam session

    How Justin Bieber turned KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball into an acoustic jam session

    The plan was simple: Justin Bieber would play two acoustic songs in the middle of his set, then hand off his guitar and get back to the programmed dance music. But when a stagehand approached the young pop singer following a rendition of his song “Love Yourself,” Bieber casually waved him off....

  • A 'Wonderful Town' in search of wonder

    A 'Wonderful Town' in search of wonder

    The centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth is not until the summer after next, but the West Coast has already gotten a jump-start over Broadway with the musicals. Michael Tilson Thomas last summer conducted a semi-staged version of “On the Town” with the San Francisco Symphony, while Gustavo Dudamel...

  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' trailer brings baby Groot and a whole lot of fun

    'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' trailer brings baby Groot and a whole lot of fun

    Marvel just dropped a bit of footage from its next, big comic book movie “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”  And it’s got all the things fans loved from the original — jokes, tunes, aliens and Groot!  Set to the sounds of “Fox on the Run” from Sweet, the new teaser premiered first at the Comic Con...

  • 'Bookaboo,' 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' series finale

    'Bookaboo,' 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' series finale

    Bookaboo (Amazon Prime). Reading and being read to are necessary delights. And television has long paid reading its due, going back to "Ding Dong School" and up through "Reading Rainbow" and any number of hosted children's programs. "Captain Kangaroo" was, for me, a gateway to the works of Robert...

  • Saturday's TV Highlights and weekend talk shows: 'The Hateful Eight' and more

    Saturday's TV Highlights and weekend talk shows: 'The Hateful Eight' and more

    SERIES Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks Polly is taken prisoner by  rebels, who are planning to use the Daleks to take control of the Earth colony in this animated resurrection of early episodes of the classic British science fiction series. 8:25 p.m. BBC America Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective...

  • TV This Week, Dec. 4-10: 'Hairspray Live!' and more

    TV This Week, Dec. 4-10: 'Hairspray Live!' and more

      SUNDAY It’s orcas versus dolphins — advantage, orcas — in the new nature special “Killer Whales: The Mega Hunt.” 7 p.m. Animal Planet “A Very Soul Train Christmas” features vintage performance footage of such R&B favorites as Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan and Smokey Robinson. 7 p.m. BET Looks like...

  • Grammy Award nominations are coming — and then, most likely, dissent

    Grammy Award nominations are coming — and then, most likely, dissent

    The 59th Grammy Awards will kick off the major entertainment awards season when they unveil their nominations Tuesday morning. And with them will likely come dissent. The Grammy Awards enjoy a sometimes complicated relationship with the constituency they represent — so much so that raising objections...

  • 'Falling apart but we deny it': Is J. Cole talking about Kanye West?

    'Falling apart but we deny it': Is J. Cole talking about Kanye West?

    So much for not kicking a man when he’s down. Rapper J. Cole on Thursday night released a new documentary about the making of his upcoming fourth album, and 12 hours later the Internet is convinced that one of the album’s songs is a shot at Kanye West, who spent a portion of last month in the hospital...

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