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At 62, Kathy Baker juggles a busy schedule on screens big and small, and stage. She plays part of a quartet in Joanna Murray-Smith's provocative comedy "The Gift" at the Geffen Playhouse, which opens Wednesday. Her upcoming films include "Saving Mr....
As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...
One of the highest honors in the field of letters, the PEN Literary Awards, were announced Wednesday, and among the honorees are three playwrights. Christopher Durang is receiving the Master American Dramatist award, while Will Eno and Adam Rapp are being...
Jacket CopyThis weekend is the second annual LeaLA, a celebration of Spanish-language literature connected to the famed Guadalajara Book Festival....
Los Angeles Times Book CriticOne thing I've always admired about Patti Smith is her refusal to be characterized. Rocker, poet, artist, mother: She seems to inhabit each of these roles almost effortlessly, moving among them as if the only difference was in our heads. And why not?...
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Ministry of GossipJessica Lange and Sam Shepard have split up after almost three decades together — but don't rush out to console either party: The couple reportedly called it quits about two years ago. Lange, 62, and playwright-actor Shepard, 68, met while......
SEPT. 9 All's Faire in Love A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
Roberts Blossom, a veteran character actor who played the old, white-bearded next-door neighbor who befriends young Macaulay Culkin in the hit movie "Home Alone," has died. He was 87. Blossom died Friday of natural causes at a nursing home in Santa...
Culture MonsterL.A. Theatre Works moves from Skirball to UCLA...
James Gammon, a character actor whose gravelly voice and craggy face made indelible memories in Sam Shepard plays, a spate of western TV shows and films, plus a comic turn in the baseball movie "Major League," has died. He was 70. Gammon died Friday...
John Dye Actor best known for 'Touched by an Angel' John Dye, 47, an actor best known for his role as Andrew in the long-running CBS-TV series "Touched by an Angel," was found dead Monday at his home in San Francisco, the San Francisco medical examiner'...
Culture MonsterFamily drama, garnished with angst and served with a heaping side of regret, has been the staple American theater dish for decades. From Eugene OâNeillâs âLong Dayâs Journey Into Nightâ to Sam Shepardâs âBuried Childâ and beyond, the genre...
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