| Feb 19, 2013
| 3:50 PM
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When Steven Bernstein's Sexmob last rolled through town, the Iraq war hadn't started and the Knitting Factory was one of the most promising rooms in Hollywood.
Times, to say the least, have changed,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This story has been updated.
Kathryn Bigelow famously became the first woman to win an Academy Award for directing for her 2009 Iraq war drama, “The Hurt Locker.”
Last night, the Tony Awards doubled down on that, handing out its top...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
At dinner a couple of days ago, my friend Janey Ireson said how disappointed she is that Barack Obama has been hemmed in by congressional Republicans and blocked from fulfilling the high expectations of those who supported his rise to the presidency....
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:40 AM
Richard Rowley's documentary "Dirty Wars" is a sobering account of acclaimed journalist Jeremy Scahill's reporting on the war on terror in the Middle East and Africa, and the effect its clandestine operations have had not just on those shaken by its...
| Jun 2, 2013
A Quirke Novel
Henry Holt, $26
The latest book in the 1950s-set adventures of the Dublin morgue consultant pathologist finds Quirke investigating a conspiracy in the Catholic Church after one of his daughter's closet...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
CANNES, France — At last year's Cannes Film Festival, Alec Baldwin and director James Toback were pitching their idea for an Iraq-set love story to financier and sales agent Avi Lerner. Lerner waved them aside, saying he could make the duo's movie...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:30 AM
There are many ways of being a political playwright. Christopher Shinn's approach, centered on characters rather than on ideologies, is one that will never go out of style.
Illuminating large-scale public concerns through the microscopic examination...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:15 AM
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Army Sgt. John Russell was found guilty Monday of the premeditated murder of five fellow servicemen in 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq, a charge that carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
| May 8, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Natalie Maines, the Dixie Chick whose criticism of then-President George W. Bush’s handling of the Iraq War while on tour in Europe a decade ago got the group effectively banned from country radio, has resurfaced this week with her debut solo album,...
| May 11, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — David Mamet has his hustlers, Edward Albee his domestic warriors, Tony Kushner his brilliant self-flagellators. If playwright Christopher Shinn has a signature character, it is the manipulative victim — the half-sympathetic, half-...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 12:13 PM
A message to the newsroom from Editor Davan Maharaj: I’m pleased to announce that Marc Duvoisin is the new managing editor of the Los Angeles Times. As you know, this announcement is a long time coming. It reflects months of......