| May 12, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection."
| Feb 20, 2013
So you think your family is nuts? The fraternal train wreck of Gary Lennon's "A Family Thing," now having its world premiere in an Echo Theater Company production at Stage 52, will have you feeling Norman Rockwell-y about even those relatives whose loose-...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 8:03 AM
As Hurricane Sandy barreled through the northeastern seaboard, a Thousand Oaks Catholic high school’s mock trial team was busy preparing for the biggest event of their season. “One of the sisters [at the school] texted me and said, ‘We...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Gabriel Kahane, best known as an indie singer-songwriter, was his own charismatic singer-songwriter Saturday night in the West Coast premiere of his affecting "Crane Palimpsest" at the Alex Theatre.
As he does in a club, he used a microphone and wore...
| Apr 15, 2012
NEW YORK — As you may have heard, the Titanic never reached New York. But about 700 of its passengers and crew did get here on the night of April 18, 1912, three days after the sinking. In fact, their arrival drew a crowd of thousands to the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:39 PM
"Smash" recap: Just when we thought "Smash" couldn't get any sillier, the most recent episode comes along to blow to smithereens any sense of nuance or mystique the show had left....
| Mar 24, 2012
Young adult novelists are increasingly tackling darker subjects: kidnappings, drugs, rape. But few have delved into so many dark subjects as novelist Thane Rosenbaum, who ventures into YA territory with his latest, "The Stranger Within Sarah Stein," a...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Welcome to episode 3 of "Smash," featuring a Bruno Mars musical, Karen doing karaoke and a new Joe Dimaggio....
| Nov 18, 2011
Reporting from Los Angeles and New York -- Hundreds of people were arrested across the country Thursday in a series of sometimes confrontational street demonstrations protesting efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street-inspired camps.
In New York City,...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Occupy Wall Street: Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are taking their protests to court as they reject a deal to drop march-related charges....
| Nov 3, 2011
Thousands of demonstrators chanted, marched, danced and waved signs Wednesday during a general strike called by Occupy Oakland, a largely peaceful protest that snarled downtown streets, rerouted buses, closed the busy port and drew hundreds of teachers...