| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Printers Row Lit Fest announced its lineup earlier this week, and it's led by Judy Blume, the beloved children's book author who has helped several generations endure the agony of adolescence. Blume will receive the Chicago Tribune's Young Adult...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The Holocaust has long been a deep and disquieting source of material for filmmakers, especially documentarians. As firsthand accounts of World War II naturally dwindle, though, cinematic inquiries on the subject have been shifting into more personal...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:11 PM
During Caroline Kennedy's childhood, poetry was a family affair. Her father, President John F. Kennedy, had admired Robert Frost enough to give him a prominent place at his inauguration, and her mother, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, had loved poetry since...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Don't mess with Jodi Picoult. The author of a string of best-selling popular novels with weighty themes ripped from the headlines, Picoult pulls no punches. Her latest book, out this month, is "The Storyteller," which is about a young woman who finds...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:18 AM
When you think of holograms, you probably think of the Tupac hologram at Coachella, or those shitty hologram baseball cards they used to sell a long time ago. But now, the University of Southern California and a design firm named Conscience Display have...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:43 AM
There is nothing especially frightening about Room 350 at the Standard Hotel on the Sunset Strip. It overlooks the pool, with colorful mod décor pleasantly bathed in bright window light. Inside, documentary filmmaker Rodney Ascher is prepared to discuss...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:19 PM
When retired coroner investigator and La Crescenta resident Vidal Herrera took a reporter to visit the L.A. County coroner's office last May, he didn't expect his questions about the building's history to unravel a long-buried and traumatic family history...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:30 AM
17th Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Fest
April 4-15, hjff.org.
Two documentaries are the highlights at the 17th Annual Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival, which will be bringing 21 films related to Jewish culture and history to theaters...
| Apr 4, 2013
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Perhaps you won’t buy every theory in “Room 237,” a documentary collecting several extensive analyses of Stanley Kubrick’s take on Stephen King’s “The Shining”—a movie no one’s...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:00 PM
NEW YORK — On a cramped stage at the Cherry Lane Theatre, a historic off-Broadway venue tucked away on one of the quaintest streets in the West Village, Vanessa Redgrave is offering her costar Jesse Eisenberg an education not even the world's finest...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The great theorist of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan envisioned desire as “caught in the rails of metonymy, eternally extending toward the desire for something else.” In the rhetorical figure of metonymy, a signifier points toward something...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The story of Skokie and the way it rallied a community, a region and a state to stand up to the racism of neo-Nazism is told once again in a new documentary that takes a fresh look at old wounds.
Last week, the film, “Skokie: Invaded But Not...