| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
USC's music school will be getting a double infusion of hip Brooklyn talent.
Composers Andrew Norman and Ted Hearne are joining the Thornton School of Music as full-time professors. Norman will begin his new job in the fall, and Hearne will start next...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The Hammer Museum in Westwood will honor artist Robert Gober and playwright Tony Kushner at its 11th annual gala, scheduled to take place Oct. 5. Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, are co-chairing this year's fundraising benefit for the museum, which...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:25 PM
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Diahann Carroll is no theatrical Rip Van Winkle, although one might think that was the case, going by early reports of her recently announced return to Broadway next spring opposite Denzel...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anne Tyler has never liked "The Taming of the Shrew."
"I have no favorite moments in this play," Tyler said. "I first read it in college and disliked it intensely, and I can't say my attitude toward it softened any when I...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Actress Amy Brenneman said that a friend who read the script for Gina Gionfriddo's play "Rapture, Blister, Burn" told her the part seemed to be written for her.
Brenneman, who is recognizable from the TV shows "Private Practice" and "Judging Amy,"...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Amy Adams is the latest Lois Lane to hit the Superman franchise, making her debut as the intrepid reporter in the summer blockbuster "Man of Steel."
But the actress, 38, who recently admitted she tried out for the role twice in her career, has no...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
You can’t seemingly find a more insider composer than David Del Tredici, whose “Bullycide” was commissioned by La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest and will have its premiere Friday night in Sherwood Auditorium of the Museum of...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:46 PM
To find an Oscar best picture winner that didn’t play at the Toronto International Film Festival, you have to go back to 2006 and Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” (The last three winners — “Argo,” “The...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Lost at sea, lost in space, lost children, lost freedom, lost homeland, lost money, lost identity, lost jobs, lost hope, lost faith, lost lives: This fall, this is film. This is serious. I can't wait.
September always brings a change in the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:28 PM
In a wide-ranging interview (in Spanish) with the Mexico City literary magazine Letras Libres, Junot Díaz talks candidly about his relationship with women, and discusses his plans for “Yunior,” the alter ego who appears in two of his story...
| Sep 6, 2013
The story in Genesis of Abraham's willingness to kill his son Isaac at God's command still gets a lot of attention. But it doesn't get a lot of love.
In every broadside against religion, God's horrifying demand for a sacrifice and Abraham's acquiescence...