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  • Orson Bean, a sage on the Geffen stage

     Orson Bean, a sage on the Geffen stage
    Orson Bean never met a leading lady quite like Jayne Mansfield. The voluptuous blond sex symbol was the toast of Broadway in the comedy "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" in 1955 and 1956. "It was interesting," recalled Bean, breaking into a wide...
  • 'Death of the Author' finds life in academic theory

    'Death of the Author' finds life in academic theory
    Steven Drukman, a playwright who teaches atNew York University, has written what may be his best play — a sparkling academic comedy that spins its tantalizing web from, of all arcane things, the literary theory of Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida...
  • Holiday TV movies 2012 – official list of new original movies

     
    This is one list that keeps growing every year, the holiday TV movies 2012 list. Sure, we’ve got the classic holiday movies we view annually and that have long been a part of our family traditions, but a handful of networks are convinced that simply...
  • On Theater: 'Smokefall' as puzzling as its name

    On Theater: 'Smokefall' as puzzling as its name
    When playwright Noah Haidle was constructing his latest concoction, "Smokefall," now premiering at South Coast Repertory, it's quite possible that he was haunted by the spirit of Thornton Wilder, whose influence pervades this circuitous modern fantasy....
  • Review: In 'Smokefall' the real drama is lost in the haze

    Review: In 'Smokefall' the real drama is lost in the haze
    "Smokefall" appears to be Noah Haidle's version of "Our Town." Nearly every American playwright has one, but most keep them hidden in desk drawers. This addition to the Thornton Wilder 2.0 collection, however, has been honored with an attentive...
  • Andrew Breitbart dies at 43; conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left

    Andrew Breitbart dies at 43; conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left
    Andrew Breitbart, the pugnacious, conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left and what he called the "media bully cabal" with a series of exposes that were explosive and sometimes flawed, died early Thursday after collapsing near his home in...
  • Theater review: 'Island of Brilliance' at the Pacific Resident Theatre

     
    High school senior Eve Brighton (Jill Renner) pluckily drives herself to her Princeton interview through a snowstorm. But when she arrives, she’s blunt to the point of hostility. Asked why she applied, she shrugs, “My guidance counselor thought I...
  • Andrew Breitbart: The man behind the Shirley Sherrod affair

    Andrew Breitbart: The man behind the Shirley Sherrod affair
    The command center of Andrew Breitbart's growing media empire is a suite of offices on Sawtelle Boulevard in West Los Angeles with the temporary feel of a campaign office. Only the computers seem firmly anchored. On a recent summer day, just weeks...