| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The explosion of participatory theater — or at least my seeming inability lately to attend a show that does not include some degree of audience interaction — has set my skin in permanent rash mode.
I suspect that I am not alone out here,...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:01 AM
An Ernest Hemingway biopic shooting this month on the streets of Havana is the first feature film with a Hollywood director and actors to film on the island since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power.
The Associated Press reports...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:25 PM
MIAMI -- The tale of Yasiel Puig's death-defying escape from Cuba has proved so captivating, Hollywood has already bought the movie rights.
But there's at least one part his story that hasn't been fully told. Before he defected and signed with the...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:37 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding between "Godzilla" and "Neighbors."
The Skinny: The heat wave here appears to have broken but the strong winds have also pushed the smoke from all the wildfires into my neighborhood. I almost have to shut the windows,...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Ignoring Cold War restrictions, journalist William Worthy had traveled to the Soviet Union in 1955 and made a news broadcast from Moscow, a rare opportunity for an American reporter. So the following year, when Communist China invited him on a month-...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- An intriguing social phenomenon prompted a horrific killing spree in Santa Barbara, California, last week, and the same phenomenon might help explain the surprising results of last weekend's European Parliament elections.
The suspected Santa...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Reports of Barbara Walters' retirement may have been premature.
Walters may no longer hold forth on ABC's "The View," but that doesn't she mean she won't turn up occasionally on various ABC News programs like "20/20."
SEE ALSO: Barbara Walters to...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” enchanted millions of readers around the world and popularized the emerging Latin American literary genre known as magic realism, has...
| Apr 25, 2014
In late summer of 1974, I was reading "One Hundred of Years of Solitude" in an apartment that felt like solitude. I didn't have much in the way of furniture — bed, stove, noisy refrigerator. I would soon be off to graduate school, stripped of...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Beatles fans who want to go the extra mile -- literally -- to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s storming of America can hop on the 101 Freeway on Sunday and head to Camarillo for an exhibition of some rare and in some cases previously...