| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:33 PM
One of the challenges of writing about – and quoting – comedians, we here at Show Tracker have found, is that you typically can’t use the (often foul-mouthed) best stuff they say.
It seems that Piers Morgan had the same problem....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Tribune Co. is getting out of the faltering newspaper business, but probably not the way it hoped.
The media giant announced Wednesday that it will spin off its publishing unit into a separate company, a maneuver that's likely to delay a long-expected...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:11 PM
William Kieschnick, a chemical engineer who in the 1980s led the Atlantic Richfield oil company and used his executive skills to help stabilize the fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, has died. He was 90.
Kieschnick had Parkinson's...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch have scrapped their efforts to buy the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Co. newspapers, a Koch Industries spokeswoman said.
Word that the politically conservative brothers were interested in the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Around the time "Man of Steel" opened in June, media watcher Jim Romenesko circulated an it-only-hurts-when-you-laugh letter explaining why Superman's alter ego Clark Kent was having his application rejected to become a reporter for a great metropolitan...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The imminent departure of Jeffrey Deitch from the directorship of the Museum of Contemporary Art after three short years was never really a question of "if" but only "when." The arrangement was bound to fail.
Rumors about the impending exit have swirled...
| Jul 3, 2013
If America's medical schools were failing to offer their students the academic content and practical experience necessary to provide high-quality healthcare, we would be outraged.
But that's exactly what happens in most undergraduate and graduate...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:34 AM
I first met Antonio Villaraigosa at a Pollo Loco on the Miracle Mile in 1999. He struck me then as principled, articulate, smart and a little vain. He talked about the death penalty and growing up in Los Angeles, serving as speaker of the Assembly and his...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:02 PM
The third time was the charm in efforts to land a high-profile New York City educator to head the $232-million downtown arts high school.
Or was it the fourth time?
Kim Bruno, longtime head of the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:31 PM
It's a common error, regularly made in a variety of publications (including this one): Billionaire Los Angeles art collector and philanthropist Eli Broad is said to be the biggest donor to the city's Museum of Contemporary Art.
He isn't. Not by a long...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The house of MOCA is a real fixer-upper. And that could be a problem as the museum seeks a new director to replace Jeffrey Deitch.
Many museum experts wonder who would be willing to take Deitch's place at the helm of the troubled institution, given...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Jeffrey Deitch has made it official: He'll be stepping down after a stormy three years as director of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. The MOCA board said it had launched a search for his successor.
Deitch told the board of his decision to leave at...