| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Annie Baker and Rajiv Joseph have been named the winners of the 6th Annual Steinberg Playwright Award, an annual theater honor organized by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
The awards, which will be handed out at a ceremony in New York on...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Actor Tim Cummings is quietly stripping on stage at Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre. Each item of clothing comes off with mounting dread.
Now Cummings, who plays writer-turned-AIDS activist Ned Weeks in Larry Kramer's pioneering play "The Normal Heart,"...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
NEW YORK — When Condola Rashad was a little girl, her mother would often take her to work. The youngster would sit and play or watch curiously as the woman she called Mom scurried about her job.
It was similar to the experience of many children,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of the three women held captive for about 10 years in a house in Cleveland, are working on a book. And they've got some heavy-hitters to help them.
The book, about their years of imprisonment and daring escape, will be...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Anyone who's watched "The Daily Show" long enough will have seen plenty of Fox News clips of the perpetually disapproving scowl of Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer. So his appearance as a guest on Wednesday's show had all the promise of one of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:10 AM
As fans of "Breaking Bad" bade farewell to the critically acclaimed AMC drama series on Sunday evening, its star Bryan Cranston was otherwise engaged far from the show's New Mexico locations, playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in a stage production in...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Oscar Hijuelos, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who died Saturday, was a cultural pioneer who wrote elegant novels about ambitious Cuban expatriates and music-loving New Yorkers. He told stories that revealed the texture and passion of the Latino...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Although it is now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Walt Disney Concert Hall has been in operation during 11 calendar years, and in each one history has been made.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic runs the venue, and the orchestra, under its president...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Acceptance speeches at Hollywood awards shows aren't usually noted for their high-brow references or even basic coherence. But when Jeff Daniels won an Emmy Award on Sunday for his lead role in the HBO series "The Newsroom," he paid tribute to the late...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:04 PM
PEN Center USA's 23rd annual literary awards festival went off without a hitch at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday night -- except for the small fact that its lifetime achievement award winner, Joan Didion, was not in attendance.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:41 AM
The 10 books on the National Book Awards' longlist for the nonfiction prize include works by some of the nation’s best-known historians, a memoir about a childhood in the shadow of the CIA and bestselling books about America’s economic decline...