| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Science fiction writer Richard Matheson passed away Sunday at age 87. Novelist and writer for film and television, Matheson had a long and storied career that saw him influence multiple generations of writers working in a broad cross-section of genre...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
History may be written by the victors, but Alexander Hamilton became a victor by writing history. He died at the hands of lifelong rival Aaron Burr in a famous duel, yet posterity has been kinder to Hamilton because of the power of his pen.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Having developed a momentary case of the 20-year itch for the beloved production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” that it has been rolling out since 1993, Los Angeles Opera announced Tuesday that it’s about to have a fling with a sexy...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
No blood is spilled or flesh ripped on screen in "Berberian Sound Studio," Peter Strickland's disturbing satirical thriller about the dubbing of a ferocious horror movie made in the style of giallo directors such as Mario Bava, Pupi Avati and Dario...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
Francis Ford Coppola's latest venture comes as another late-career trip into indie filmmaking, though more accessible than his previous efforts "Youth Without Youth" and "Tetro." Val Kilmer plays an alcoholic...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Opera was born to be mad.
The first great opera concerned the demented Roman emperor Nero. In the nearly three centuries since Monteverdi's "The Coronation of Poppea," mad scene has succeeded mad scene on the lyric stage. They still do, as Long Beach...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Though it's been 27 years since the Police disbanded, Stewart Copeland, its American drummer, remains best known for his nine years with the seminal British rock band. But that doesn't mean he hasn't been busy beyond the Police's 2007 reunion tour. From...
| Aug 26, 2012
Master animator broke ground for women
Tissa David, 91, a New York-based master animator who broke ground for women in a field long dominated by men, died Tuesday of a brain tumor, according to the Animation Guild.
In 1977, she became one...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The John Updike Society will purchase the author's childhood home, with plans to turn it into a museum....
| Apr 28, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"The Raven," a new mystery thriller that imagines Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) helping police solve a series of murders inspired by his stories, follows in the footsteps of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" and Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes"...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:33 PM
"The Five-Year Engagement" is expected to debut with a solid sum of around $20 million at the box office this weekend. The film about a troubled relationship is likely to perform far better than three other movies hitting theaters this weekend. Both the...