| Oct 15, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Senior Democrat senator opposes reinforcements the White House is debating....
| Jun 4, 2008
WHILE THE big-budget, large studio movies about the Iraq war all have tanked, John Cusack's intensely personal film, “War, Inc.,” has survived bad reviews to find an audience in its very limited theatrical release.
Since "War, Inc." opened...
| Oct 19, 2009
| 4:34 PM
â??Family Guyâ?? was a rerun this week. I guess someone wanted to match up â??The Simpsonsâ?? doing its 20th â??Tree House of Horrorâ?? with â??Family Guyâ??sâ?? Stephen King parody three-pack, though â??Family...
| Oct 16, 2009
| 4:34 PM
An online auction of rare memorabilia from the estate of comedian Lenny Bruce, whose outspoken views on sex, drugs and religion paved the way for generations of comics, is currently accepting bids. The auction, set up by Bruce's daughter, Kitty Bruce,...
| Jun 6, 2008
Heart and music infuse "A New Brain" in the shrewdly spare, gorgeously sung revival at Rude Guerrilla Theater Company. William Finn and James Lapine's 1998 tuner based on composer-lyricist Finn's battle with a brain tumor remains delightfully off-kilter...
| Apr 24, 2009
What does it mean to celebrate the written word? It means getting excited about, well, everything.
FOR THE RECORD:
Festival of Books: A Friday Calendar article on authors attending the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books said that...
| Jun 7, 2008
A couple of years ago, I parked a Hummer H2, in all its blunt-trauma enormity, in front of a coffee shop in Santa Monica. When I returned I discovered a note written on a paper napkin under the windshield. "This thing is so stupid! Why don't you grow up?"...
| Jan 18, 2009
Prominent Angelenos are flocking to President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony and inaugural balls on Tuesday, and to related, high-profile events scheduled for this weekend. We spoke to attendees and party hosts, from Arianna Huffington to...
| Jun 4, 2009
| 6:53 PM
Movie star and UCLA alumnus James Franco has withdrawn from a big real-life role at his alma mater in Westwood.
Franco will not be able to deliver the commencement speech he was supposed to give June 12 to UCLA's College of Letters and Science graduates,...
| Apr 1, 2009
LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2009 -- One of Southern California's coolest cultural weekend events, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, is set to take place on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th. This free-to-the-public celebration of everything...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:47 PM
I want to start off tonight"s "Saturday Night Live" recap with a confession. The first time I heard Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" I kinda liked it.
Then I saw her perform it. Then I saw her tongue on the 2013 MTV VMAs. Now I don't like the song all...