| Sep 8, 2013
BUCKS COUNTY, PA. — Oscar Hammerstein II was in a slump. After co-authoring some of Broadway's biggest musicals of the 1920s, including "Showboat'', his work flopped in the 1930s. The lyricist and his wife, Dorothy, began to search for a country...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Oprah Winfrey's OWN is expanding its theatrical footprint, partnering with independent distributor Vitagraph Films to release Barbara Kopple's docu "Running From Crazy" in theaters on Nov. 1. The cabler will air the docu in 2014.
OWN previously partnered...
| Sep 15, 2013
Talismans of high school life come and go but one has remained steadfast for generations: that slim ruby red paperback known as J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.”
First published in 1951, the coming-of-age novel sells about a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Mexican director Gaz Alazraki shook up his country's film industry this year when his raucous clash of the classes comedy "Nosotros los nobles" ("We Are the Nobles") grossed more than $26 million at the Mexico box office. It also put the 35-year-old...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:46 PM
A once-notorious intersection at the foot of Laurel Canyon in Hollywood is being targeted for a striking new development with high-rise apartments, street-level shops and an underground grocery store.
At the southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard at...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:04 PM
In January 1938, Rep. Louis Ludlow, an Indiana Democrat, proposed a constitutional amendment strongly supported by the public: "Except in the event of an invasion of the United States or its territorial possessions and attack upon its citizens residing...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Ernest Hemingway's favorite vacation spot beckons, and it's just half a day's drive from Chicago in northern Michigan.
The globe-trotting author is more associated with bullfighting in Spain, movable feasts in Paris, big-game hunting on African...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Megalyn Echikunwoke lives in Venice Beach, Calif. -- a long way from the Navajo reservation in Chinle, Ariz., where she grew up. "There really is nothing like it," says the actress, whose resume includes TV roles on "House of Lies," "24" and "CSI: Miami."...
| Jul 27, 2013
Just because you can't travel to Cuba from the United States doesn't mean that you can't drink like you're on holiday in Havana. Eveleigh barman Dave Kupchinsky has created a languorous summer treat with a cocktail called Hotel Nacional. The drink tips...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:49 AM
"Get Well Soon" by Julie Halpern
Get Well Soon, by Julie Halpern, is about a girl so depressed, her parents decide to send her to a mental hospital. But as she finds her place in this wacked-up, cut-off world, she realizes that it isn't as bad as she...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"YOU WILL do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm," said Collette.
It is difficult to equate the brilliant actress Jennifer Lawrence and her big movie hit "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with the silly promotion "The Late Show with David...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The story of Los Angeles schools' misbegotten $1-billion program to equip all its students with iPads for students continues to get worse.
The latest news, as reported by my colleague Howard Blume, is that the price of the devices turns out to be higher...