| Jun 2, 2013
Summer is my favorite season — always has been. Partly, it's the light: slow and thick, like a glaze of honey spread across the world. Partly, it's the heat, which I feel in my joints, making me imagine I was loose-limbed again.
But more than...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
They say that television is a writer's medium, so it makes sense that the Writers Guild of America would have its own list of the 101 greatest TV shows of all time.
At the top of the list is "The Sopranos," HBO's multiple award-winning hit series that...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:49 AM
UPDATED: Two music legends helped put two very different shows at the top of Sunday's ratings locally and nationally.
A segment on Michael Jackson's property brought viewers to CBS' "60 Minutes" regular edition, which had 175,700 viewers in Central...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Prolific character actor James Whitmore appeared in countless films ("The Asphalt Jungle," "The Shawshank Redemption") and TV series ("The Twilight Zone") in his six -decade career, earning Oscar nominations for 1949's "Battleground" and 1975's "Give...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Richard Bare is a veteran of the Hollywood studio system, when those fortunate enough to have a job could rely on a steady paycheck. But he also knows something about being an unknown filmmaker trying to slip a foot in the door.
| Jan 30, 2012
As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970.
On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Writer-producer-director Pen Densham has sold his house in the Windsor Square area for $2.75 million.
The English Manor-style home, built in 1906, was moved to its current location from Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue by the Bullock family —...
| Mar 11, 2012
A whimsical house in Malibu that looks like something out of "The Flintstones" has come on the market at $3.5 million. The owners are iconic television personality Dick Clark and his wife, Kari, according to public records.
The unusual architectural...
| Mar 13, 2012
As part of our new Printers Row Journal, Tribune culture critic and author Julia Keller has been contributing a serial mystery. This Sunday will bring Part 4.
Associate Managing Editor / Entertainment Geoff Brown asked her about the process. Here's...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Take a minute, if you will, to consider the prominence of time travel as a theme in the arts. You don't have to be a brilliant but evil scientist huddled in a secret mountaintop laboratory, rubbing your hands together and cackling with glee as you...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park has not one but two "live radio plays" in its upcoming season. That's a format that works well with stories of suspense — where the audience's imagination can add to the tension — and both of Breakthrough'...
| May 6, 2012
| 1:27 PM
LOS ANGELES -- George Lindsey, the actor who portrayed the country-bumpkin mechanic Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," died Sunday after a brief illness, his family said. He was 83.
Lindsey's character Goober Pyle joined the hit sitcom in 1964 as...