December 19, 2012
Conservatives argue that Washington never cuts programs, it just increases spending on them more slowly than planned. But to recipients of federal benefits, that type of "cut" can seem just as painful. That's why there is an intense battle looming over a proposal to reduce the cost-of-living adjustments applied to numerous federal programs, including Social Security. The change is billed as a more accurate way to calculate the effects of inflation, but it's really just a way to make Washington's financial picture marginally brighter.
February 21, 2013 |
The tale of "A Bronx Tale" never seems to end. The acclaimed solo play, written and performed by actor Chazz Palminteri, debuted in Los Angeles in 1990 and later found success in New York. In 1993, it was turned into a moderately successful movie directed by Robert De Niro. Palminteri revived the play on Broadway in 2007 and took it on a national tour, which came to L.A. at the Wadsworth Theatre. Now a musical version of the movie adaptation is reportedly in the works, with De Niro expected to direct.
October 18, 2013 |
Vincente Minnelli shot the bulk of his 1951 movie "An American in Paris" on soundstages in Culver City. For the long-gestating stage-musical version of the classic film, producers have chosen Paris itself for the big premiere. "An American in Paris" is scheduled to debut at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in December 2014, organizers have announced. The English-language production -- which will be directed by ballet veteran Christopher Wheeldon -- is aiming for a Broadway run in the spring of 2015.
November 22, 2013 |
The new iPad mini with Retina display is still quite hard to find and generally only available through Apple's online store. However, in a sign that the rollout of the product may be expanding in time for the Black Friday holiday shopping frenzy, an analyst reports that the device can now be found for purchase in some New York City Apple stores. Need a laugh? Let this website come up with your next Facebook status "Three weeks after the iPad Air became available at Apple Retail Stores, the iPad mini with Retina Display has made its way to a few Apple Retail Stores in NYC for walk-in customers, possibly portending a wider rollout in the U.S. and around the world over the next week," wrote Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White in a note to clients Friday. Even before Apple unveiled the new version of the iPad mini with the higher-resolution display last month, analysts had expected it would be in short supply this holiday season.
February 18, 1990
"Mission: Impossible" is a great show. Although the old "Mission" was before my time, if it was any bit as good as the new version, I'm sure I would enjoy it immensely. Lesa Welliver, Burbank
December 20, 2008
Game show: Cable channel GSN has ordered 40 episodes of a new version of "The Newlywed Game," to premiere next year. It will feature not only contestants who have been married for less than two years but also couples who have appeared in previous incarnations of the game show, which premiered in 1966.