| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Though everyone's heart was in exactly the right place for the all-star tribute to Louis Armstrong that lighted up the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday night, it was initially tough to shake a mild, underlying frustration.
It had nothing to do with the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Four playwrights are among this year's 10 winners of the Whiting Writers' Awards, which honors writers in various fields. The playwrights are Danai Gurira and Meg Miroshnik, both of whom reside in Los Angeles, and Samuel D. Hunter and Mona Mansour, who...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 9:36 PM
David Simon, creator of "The Wire" and "Treme," has started blogging on his own website, davidsimon.com. David Simon has been reluctant to blog before, but relishes the chance to speak directly to the public....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 2:38 PM
President Obama added nearly 100 fundraising heavy-hitters -- among them Hollywood stars and financial titans -- to his reelection effort in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a list released by his campaign today.
In all, the campaign...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Treme actor Michael Showers has been found dead in the Mississippi River. showers also had parts in The Vampire Diaries and Traffic....
| May 13, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Fall TV season: 'Treme' gets picked up for a 3rd season on HBO...
| May 8, 2011
Every city has its own singular character — just ask Minneapolis about St. Paul — but there is perhaps no American city as singularly singular, as stubbornly exotic, as attached to its difference as New Orleans, that funky little cosmopolis...
| Dec 16, 2010
Melissa Leo is conflicted. For her latest film, "The Fighter," where she co-stars opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in a performance that's destined to earn her a second Oscar nomination, has her all knotted up with different emotions.