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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt's only a matter of time before local film and TV buffs experience a sense of déjà vu around Los Angeles. That place looks familiar. Did you see it on the way home from work, or when you checked in with your favorite characters? Could be both. Most...
Joe R. Hicks is a social critic, commentator and vice president of Community Advocate Inc. He formerly directed the activities of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission and Southern Christian LeadLURKING BEHIND the question of "Should Tookie die?" being pondered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are the troubling attempts by some of Stanley Tookie Williams' supporters to present the Crips' purported co-founder as a role model for inner-city youth....
Theater CriticThere are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
If I ran the NEA, I would put the emphasis on arts education for the young. I would encourage artists throughout the country to volunteer a few hours a week to mentor students in public schools. I would work with the Department of Education to ensure...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThere were no long lines of costumed fans at the first San Diego Comic-Con, and certainly no movie stars or press coverage. Back in 1970, a small crowd showed up at a downtown hotel to sift through musty, vintage issues of "Whiz Comics" and "Sheena: Queen...
For someone in the midst of a professional crisis, Susan Sarandon is the picture of calm as she sips tea in a private Greenwich Village club. A head of curls is tucked under a newsboy cap, and her delicate porcelain features are remarkably ageless. You...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs one of Hollywood's most outspoken liberal voices, Tim Robbins has never been afraid to shove his political views in people's faces. His brand of activism entails an all-out public assault. Bringing George Orwell's "1984" to the stage with the Actors&...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn Hollywood, filmmakers generally fall into one of two camps. Commercial directors such as Michael Bay appeal to the masses, while indie film specialists like Mike Leigh create more positive reviews than long lines in front of theaters. Clint Eastwood...
Associated PressDURHAM, N.C. -- Ron Shelton says he's just now realizing what a home run he hit with "Bull Durham." Two decades have passed since the release of the movie Shelton wrote and directed about an aging minor league catcher, a hotshot pitching prospect and the...
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Today, Andrew Breitbart and David Ehrenstein discuss what role filmmakers should and do play in the domestic debate. Yesterday, they pondered the fall season of antiwar flicks. Later in the week they'll attempt to define Hollywood values, locate Hollywood...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTim Robbins was somewhere in red-state country last year shooting the film "The Lucky Ones" when a serviceman approached him in a bar. "One would think it wouldn't be safe for me to be in situations in areas like that," said the actor and political...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer2007-10-23 13:03:10.0 Administrator2: Hi all, and welcome to the Lakers Chat with Andrew and Brian Kamenetzky! 2007-10-23 13:03:15.0 Administrator2: Welcome Andrew and Brian! 2007-10-23 13:03:21.0 Brian Kamenetzky: Hey. How's everyone doing? 2007-10-23...
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