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  • Bradley Cooper in 'The Elephant Man': A dream role for a heartthrob

    It has become something of a theater tradition to cast a good-looking young man in the role of John Merrick, the horribly deformed protagonist of "The Elephant Man." The role, which requires the actor to be shirtless for a good period of time, is a...
  • Review: 'Spies of Mississippi': Espionage in the heart of Dixie

    "There's America, there's the South and then there's Mississippi," Lyndon B. Johnson is quoted as saying in Dawn Porter's documentary film "Spies of Mississippi." A realization of Rick Bowers' 2010 book on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the...
  • Neil Patrick Harris, Harvey Weinstein, Bryan Cranston Lobby for Broadway Tax Incentive

    Neil Patrick Harris, Harvey Weinstein, Bryan Cranston joined U.S. senator Charles E. Schumer in a public push to grant Broadway a tax incentive similar to the one offered to the film and TV industries. In a Sardi's event also attended by Tyne Daly and...
  • L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland

    L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland
    "This primitivistic music goes on and on," the prescient San Francisco Chronicle music and art critic Alfred Frankenstein wrote in his 1964 review of the premiere of Terry Riley's "In C." "At times you feel you have never done anything all your life...
  • 10 things you might not know about traffic tickets

    10 things you might not know about traffic tickets
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused of harassing foreign business executives by using speeding tickets as an excuse to kick them out of the country. Half a world away, Chicago's new speed cameras are churning out tickets. And Deerfield police...
  • National Recording Registry Adds Tunes By Isaac Hayes, Everly Brothers, U2

    The Library of Congress has added another 25 works to its National Recording Registry, a list of tunes that range from 1890s street singer George Washington Johnson's "The Laughing Song" to the Everly Brothers' "Cathy's Clown" to U2's "The Joshua Tree."...
  • 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' 'The Bridge,' 'Orphan Black' Among Peabody Winners

    The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black." Among the scripted...
  • Music by Linda Ronstadt, Creedence to join National Recording Registry

    Music by Linda Ronstadt, Creedence to join National Recording Registry
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Linda Ronstadt’s commercial breakthrough album, “Heart Like a Wheel,” the Everly Brothers’ career-rejuvenating 1960 hit “Cathy’s Clown” and Creedence...
  • Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...
  • Bryan Cranston to Pen Memoir on 'Breaking Bad' Years

    His "Breaking Bad" character kept plenty of secrets, but it looks like star Bryan Cranston will reveal a few of his own as the actor is set to pen a memoir of his life and career. According to a New York Times report, Cranston's publisher, Scribner, an...
  • Bryan Cranston to write 'Breaking Bad' memoir

    Bryan Cranston to write 'Breaking Bad' memoir
    “With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting ‘Breaking Bad,’ ” Bryan Cranston said in the press release announcing his upcoming memoir. The as-yet-...
  • Obama to honor Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Act

    AUSTIN, Texas — President Obama has tried to model Abraham Lincoln's team of rivals and Teddy Roosevelt's power of the bully pulpit. He's lauded Ronald Reagan's communication skills and linked himself to the Kennedy clan. He's praised his onetime...