Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara is a culture columnist/critic. Previously she was assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment following a 12-year stint as television critic and senior culture editor. A Pulitzer Prize winner in 2015 and finalist for criticism in 2013 and 2014, she has won various awards for criticism and feature writing. She is the author of the Hollywood mysteries “Oscar Season” and “The Starlet.” She lives in La Crescenta with her husband, three children and two dogs.
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John Lasseter’s return proves that Hollywood still does not understand the damage he did

Months after leaving Pixar over misconduct allegations, former chief John Lasseter is back with a new gig at David Ellison's Skydance. His surprise return proves that Hollywood still doesn't understand the ramifications of sexual harassment.

‘The Sopranos’ at 20: Melfi, Carmela, Livia — the women of HBO's mobster epic made it magic

"The Sopranos" is celebrated for many things, but it was the understanding that a drama needs strong female characters that made it epic.