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  • L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'

    L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'
    Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...
  • A. Scott Berg defines Woodrow Wilson

     A. Scott Berg defines Woodrow Wilson
    A. Scott Berg didn't enroll at Princeton until almost 100 years after Woodrow Wilson did. But by now, Berg is well acquainted with the man who led the nation into World War I and promoted (but couldn't get the U.S. to join) a League of Nations to help end...
  • Berlin Film Review: 'Diplomacy'

    The time is August 1944, and as the Allies march towards Paris, the city's artistic and architectural riches lie in danger of Nazi dynamiting. No, it isn't "Return of the Monuments Men," but rather Volker Schlondorff's "Diplomacy," another movie set at...
  • Dan Jenkins' great new book, 'His Ownself'

    "THEY WENT to Elaine's every night, then they came home and went to Europe!" This is young Danny Jenkins explaining to a pal what it was like for him, his brother and sister to be raised in New York City with famed sportswriter dad, Dan Jenkins and...
  • Actress Sarah Marshall Dies at 80

    British stage, film and television actress Sarah Marshall died Saturday morning in Los Angeles following a long battle with cancer. She was 80. Born in London to noted actors Herbert Marshall and Edna Best, Marshall made her feature film debut in 1958&#...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'New Girl' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'New Girl' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Hollywood Hillbillies Michael...
  • Readers of the Week

    Readers of the Week
    Our club If it were just about books, the Biblio B*tches might never have met. We are a rowdy group of 10 friends (nine women and one man) from in and around Chicago. We've been meeting since 2003. We love to read, but we can't seem to talk much about...
  • Miley Cyrus 'Proud' to be influencing young girls

    "LORD, how did we get ourselves into this kind of rat race celebration. What would Jesus do? Certainly, not own a charge card. It has dawned on me that Christmas is coming and I cannot ignore it!" This was the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards,...
  • 'Sherlock' returns Jan. 19 to PBS

    'Sherlock' returns Jan. 19 to PBS
    Mark Jan. 19 in your calendar, folks. That's the date "Sherlock" returns to PBS. The network Wednesday announced its winter/spring schedule, which also reminds fans that Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" will air at 8 p.m. CT Jan. 5 through Feb. 23. In the new...
  • Subject to debate: The most famous book set in every state

    Subject to debate: The most famous book set in every state
    Literary lists are made to provoke debate, and this list from Business Insider of the most famous book set in every state (and the District of Columbia) is a clever way of starting 51 parlor disputes at once.  The list has two major flaws (another...
  • Connie Wald dies at 96; Hollywood wife known for low-key parties

    Connie Wald dies at 96; Hollywood wife known for low-key parties
    Connie Wald, an elegant matriarch of old Hollywood known for the low-key dinner parties she held for friends like Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, died of natural causes Nov. 10 at her Beverly Hills home. She was 96. Her...
  • The Biblioracle on the elite's unending allure

    The Biblioracle on the elite's unending allure
    If Wikipedia is correct — and why wouldn't a website that anyone in the world can log onto and change its content be correct? — only .5 percent of school-age children attend boarding schools. If that's the case, how can there be so many...