| May 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Steven Drukman, a playwright who teaches at New 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...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:04 PM
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....
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"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...
| Mar 2, 2012
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...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 4:32 PM
High school senior Eve Brighton (Jill Renner) pluckily drives herself to her Princeton interview through a snowstorm. But when she arrives, sheâ€™s blunt to the point of hostility. Asked why she applied, she shrugs, â€œMy guidance counselor thought I...
| Sep 2, 2010
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...