| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:54 AM
We're not quite sure if Roger Ebert's dance moves would earn the film critic two thumbs up.
"Roger in hospital with hip fracture (tricky disco dance moves) but he is doing well, asking for computer, will probably tweet," his wife Chaz tweeted on...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Film critic Roger Ebert has been hospitalized with a fractured hip, but he and his wife both tweeted positive messages within hours....
| Oct 31, 2012
| 3:05 PM
The video game is 40.
Its exact birthday is arguable. Cultural historians likely would date its origins further back, roughly a decade or two; prototypes of arcade games flourished in university computer labs in the 1950s. But “Pong,” the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 11:49 AM
I remember my great-grandmother a little. She was nearly 100 when I saw her in the nursing home, and my mind retains a sketchy image of a white-haired woman who remained seated and stared bemused at the G.I. Joe toy that I brought to show her.
I was 7 or...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Often, when John Carpenter's name is mentioned, it's in the context of landmark genre fare like “Halloween,” “Escape From New ......
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:32 PM
As American Horror Story: Asylum gets under way tonight, with a well-earned sense of excitement and anticipation — I've seen the first two episodes, they rock — I can't help but think of Halloween III. Might seem odd, until you consider the...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The prospect of interviewing Don DeLillo produces a certain anxiety. DeLillo, one of the most heralded American novelists of the past 40 years, has a reputation for being inaccessible, emotionally and otherwise. While by no means a recluse like J.D....
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:05 PM
The Art of Video Games, Oct. 24-Jan. 13, 2013: Can the virtual worlds summoned by video game designers be considered art? Unless you’re Roger Ebert, the answer’s yes, as the new show, “The Art of Video Games,” will argue when it...
| Sep 12, 2012
The secret to Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger's home is hidden in plain sight. Maybe it's tucked between the layers of blankets the artists have stacked in the closet. Or the restaurant's-worth of dishware filling the cupboards. Perhaps it's writ large...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 11:11 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actor Michael Clarke Duncan was laid to rest in a private funeral service on Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Tom Hanks, Jay Leno, Holly Robinson Peete, Loretta Devine and Stevie Wonder were among the celebrities who helped...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:08 AM
Director-producer Tony Scott, who apparently committed suicide Sunday in San Pedro at age 68, left behind a lengthy filmography.
One of the first directors to make the transition from commercials to features, he helmed movies including "Top Gun,”...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:24 AM
It's rare that I remember a magazine cover a decade and a half later, but one that has stuck in my mind — and not in a good way — is the issue of Time from the week after the Columbine High School massacre.
Anyone from the class of 1998,...