December 17, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before hopping a flight back to Los Angeles. The Skinny: I spent the weekend in New York City in an apartment with (gasp) no cable. So I won't know how absurd the season finale of "Homeland" was until later today when I get back home. Monday's stories include a look at how "The Hobbit" did in its opening weekend, some deep digs on the role of the media following the tragedy in Connecticut and a look at Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained. " Daily Dose: NBC has pulled some of the gun-themed programming from its NBC Sports Network outlet including the show "Guns & Gears" in the aftermath of the horrible school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
September 2, 2012 |
TELLURIDE, Colo. - Wearing high-top tennis shoes and headphones, 11-year-old Wadjda doesn't look like much of a revolutionary. But in filmmaker Haifaa Mansour's new Saudi Arabian movie, the young girl is just that - as is Mansour herself. Having its North American premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, "Wadjda" has become one of the event's most talked-about movies, as much as for what's on screen as for how the story was brought to the screen. The first Saudi feature directed by a woman, "Wadjda" was made entirely inside the repressive country.
August 29, 2012 |
For the third time in the last decade, a new coach will take UCLA into a season opener. Bruins fans hope that Jim Mora takes UCLA to national prominence, or at least beats USC. That journey begins Thursday. Times staff writer Chris Foster looks at the matchups and story lines for the Bruins' game against Rice. Safety first Two of the most asked questions around Westwood the last five years: Where's the best place to eat? Can UCLA's offensive line block? Neither seems to have a definitive answer.
August 16, 2012 |
Helen Gurley Brown, legendary editor of Cosmopolitan and doyenne of stiletto-heeled self-empowerment, died Monday at 90. The author of "Sex and the Single Girl," Brown was widely credited for revolutionizing the precepts of women's media, transforming a melange of recipes and homemaking tips into an unapologetic celebration of sexual, social and professional striving captured in cover lines like "Four Fab New Vibrators" and "Get Hit On All The Time....
June 14, 2012 |
What's in the hatch? Where are the aliens? Who killed Laura Palmer? "Lost,""The X- Files"and "Twin Peaks"set the standard for long-form television by milking these and other questions for every imaginable ounce of suspense possible. This season's heir to prime-time's Big Riddle throne, NBC's "Awake," unspooled its mysteries within the traumatized cranium of Det. Michael Britten. Each week Britten, survivor of a horrendous accident, woke up to a world in which his wife is still alive and his son is dead.
May 14, 2012 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - They won a mere two games in December and ended up using seven goalies during a not-so-memorable Kings season in 2007-08. But one of those goalies - Jason LaBarbera - recognized something special in two of the Kings' young forwards, Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar. They had career breakthrough performances that season, scoring 33 and 32 goals, respectively. "You could see how great they were going to be," said LaBarbera, who is now the Phoenix Coyotes' backup goalie.