| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:54 AM
Whether you're a film festival director, a college president or a secretary of state, you know that you've landed in Media Hell when Noam Chomsky, Jane Fonda and Harry Belafonte start signing open letters complaining about your policies. Artists and......
| Sep 13, 2009
'Shadow and substance'
What's the first thing you think about when you hear the words "The Twilight Zone"?
Is it a man in a black suit with a cigarette? Or that cool, lawyerly voice: "Submitted, for your perusal: a Kanamit. Height: a little over 9 feet....
| Jul 19, 2009
By the 1980s, Philip Glass had earned a healthy reputation working in the concert hall, art films and the theater. That didn't mean he slid easily into Hollywood.
"When I first started doing Hollywood films," Glass, 72, said by phone from his home in New...
| Feb 27, 2009
In a two-night event at separate venues, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, REDCAT and the Los Angeles Filmforum present two programs of the film work of artist Bruce Conner, who passed away in 2008 at 74. This is an increasingly rare opportunity to...
| Oct 12, 2008
AT FIRST glance, there wasn't much to the way Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain dressed for the debate Tuesday in Nashville, other than their partisan choices in necktie color -- a pale shade of blue for Obama and red stripes for McCain. Both wore two-...
| Aug 18, 2008
| 4:22 PM
| Jun 14, 2008
Coldplay "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" Capitol
*** (three stars)
Have you ever picked up a self-help book from the display table in a big-box bookstore and opened it to find a phrase that exactly applied to your life? The most pedestrian...
| Mar 10, 2008
The latest hullabaloo at Denver International Airport, the $4-billion transit hub that became notorious for malfunctioning baggage-handling when it opened in 1995, has all the makings of a classic Internet scandal.
Sex? Check. Hip, tech-savvy blogs?...