| Mar 20, 2013
CALEXICO — One of my favorite moments on our beautiful little campus here came in the tiny bookstore at the end of the past school year.
There were four students in the store, three of whom I’d had in classes and knew well. Coincidentally,...
| Mar 29, 2013
As a world-class director of films about backward-talking dwarves, pornography and murder, David Lynch isn't surprised when people ask him why he's an avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
If anything, it's because the filmmaker gets asked...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:05 AM
My brother is 22 years old and mentally ill with social anxiety on the scale of agoraphobia (officially diagnosed). He's made significant progress in the past few years, but he's stuck on the fact that he's a virgin and is convinced that he's not going to...
| Jun 6, 2013
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| Mar 5, 2013
Designer Derek Lam, whose work has been worn by first lady Michelle Obama, will launch a limited-edition collection for women at Kohl's stores and Kohls.com in April.
Part of Kohl's DesigNation concept, Lam's capsule features misses' dresses, skirts,...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:12 AM
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The persistent irony of the Film Independent Spirit Awards is that as much as they're positioned as the DIY antidote to the Academy Awards, the indie film with the most Oscars recognition almost invariably reaps the greatest...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 7:24 PM
HOLLYWOOD — The red carpet is in some ways a microcosm of the Oscar food chain.
The first nominees arrive two and a half hours before the show is to begin. These are the people who worked on live-action shorts and documentary features and foreign-...
| Feb 16, 2013
After I pointed out that the Goodman Theatre production of Christopher Shinn's "Teddy Ferrara" contains a goodly amount of onstage groping, poking and unbuttoning, a fevered member of the Twitterati made a rather stinging observation.
"Chris Jones," the...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:22 PM
I just finished Warren Littlefield’s book “Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV.” It was a Father’s Day present. Littlefield was NBC's president of entertainment during that era, and it was fun to learn......
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The film received rave reviews thanks to John Hawkes' star turn as a man confined to an iron lung after contracting polio and Hunt's portrayal as his sex surrogate/therapist....