| May 24, 2011
On National Compliment Day, The Faker set her alarm early and spent an extra 20 minutes primping. She donned her cutest jeans, her of-the-moment-est kicks and hit the pavement by 8 a.m., ready for the compliments to start pouring in.
She's still waiting....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:54 PM
In "Morning," one of Pablo Neruda's best-known love sonnets, the speaker gushes, "Naked you are blue as a night in Cuba; /You've vines and stars in your hair." In one bold image Neruda expresses his passion for both a woman and a country. Such...
| Mar 3, 2012
"Q'Viva! The Chosen," which premieres Saturday on Fox, is certainly not the only reality show that seeks to mint new stars from undiscovered musical, dancing and singing talent — even on its own network.
But the program does stand alone in...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:56 AM
The most influential show in the history of television never finished a season among the 20 most popular programs in the Nielsen ratings.
In its most popular season, "Hill Street Blues," which ran from 1981 to 1987, came in 21st place. And yet, according...
| Jun 29, 2009
| 4:30 PM
For you young 'uns out there, I'd like to take note of Gale Storm's passing over the weekend at age 87. Gale Storm? A very popular TV actress in the early '50s. Her show, "My Little Margie," was a......
| Jul 16, 2009
| 4:30 PM
The question was never whether, but always how, ethnicity would come up. The answer is that the emotional implications of ethnicity have threaded their way through the confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. The first African-American president,...
| Jun 1, 2008
In this remote volcanic valley near Mt. Shasta, 42 telescope dishes have sprouted amid the soaring ponderosa pines, listening for a voice from space.
Every few seconds the 20-foot-wide dishes, scattered over dozens of acres, pirouette in perfect...
| Jun 3, 2008
| 7:22 PM
DON'T be surprised if, someday soon, following a meal at a Mexican restaurant, the server brings what looks like a taco-shaped fortune cookie with your check. Crack open the cinnamon-scented wafer and you'll find a slip of paper printed in English on...
| Jul 18, 2008
Most television viewers know AMC, if they know it at all, as a repository of old Hollywood movies. But the cable channel made history Thursday morning -- and startled industry observers -- when it received 16 nominations for its acclaimed drama series...
| Feb 4, 2008
| 9:45 AM
THROUGH FEB. 10
61st Carrot Festival
The root-vegetable celebration brings out amateur chefs and duffers with cookery contests for kids and adults, plus a golf tournament, a parade and midway. A low-key, family vibe prevails at the Feb. 10...
| Oct 14, 2009
Anne Friedberg, a USC professor who broadened the study of cinema by emphasizing its relationship to other visually oriented fields, including architecture, art history and digital media, died Friday at her home in the Hollywood Hills. She was 57.
| Jun 25, 2009
Anne Roberts Nelson, a pioneering television executive with CBS who negotiated contracts for long-running hits such as "I Love Lucy" and "Gunsmoke," has died. She was 86.
Nelson, who was hired in 1945 and was the longest-serving CBS employee, with 64...