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Letters, To The Men I Have Loved With Author Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol

Eva Augustina Sinotte | Posted 10.08.2015 | Books
Eva Augustina Sinotte

Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol, actress, artist, good friend and author of the poetry book "Letters, To The Men I Have Loved", sat down with me in 2014, one sunny Summer afternoon in L.A., for a glass of rosé at Jones on Third.

Artistic Living in a Practical World

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Kyriaki Chonacas

Manage your own life, design your own schedule, do not wait around to be creative. We get into that thing where we might just be waiting for the phone to ring. Constantly show up and get creative no matter what on your life's journey. Don't waste your time in this life create your own vision.

Viola Davis Matters

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

We must remember that in life and in art, letting new people in, however scary it may be, often brings huge rewards. It inspires us to expand our own potential. And so I'll say it again: onscreen storytelling is only enhanced by diversity, both in front of and behind the camera.

Cinderfella's Bon Bons

Sandy Thomas | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

One of the things that keeps performers slogging away at careers that sometimes feel like a curse, rather than a calling, is the idea that your big break, is just around the corner. That an important person will see your show, recognize your genius and further your career.

What Does 9 Year-Old Actress Jillian Lebling Have in Common With Tom Hanks?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

9 year-old Jillian Lebling loves her job! Photo by Emily Soto. I love interviewing young performers in show business. It's so refreshing, you know?...

NBC's Blindspot Actor Johnny Whitworth Talks Behind the Scenes

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Johnny Whitworth made my job real easy because really, how does one write an intro for a guy who plays an un-named mysterious character on NBC's new series Blindspot?

Celebrities Tee It Up for Charity in Sacramento

Rose Tafoya | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports
Rose Tafoya

Northern California has claimed its rich history and is known as the heart of the Gold Rush. However, Sacramento, the capital city of California, is home to a brilliant community of people that make an impact for many non-profit and charitable organizations.

An Actor's Least Favorite Question

Patti Murin | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Patti Murin

"Oh my goodness, the show was so wonderful! You are so talented!" "Thank you so much!" you reply, slightly shy at the outpouring of compliments from ...

Ray Donovan Actress Christy Williams Thinks Star Wars Is a Piece of...

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

You know how I can't stop talking about Kenneth Johnson's 1983 mini-series "V"? Well, that's how Christy Williams is with Star Wars - and I just LOVE it!

Austin Basis of 'Beauty and the Beast' - Bouncer, Mets Fan, Actor - Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

We tackled some heavy and fun stuff in Part II of my interview with Austin Basis. Now for Part II.

Belief Days of Compassion

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.11.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

It has been a few months since the beginning of my journey with "Belief," a new TV series to be aired by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Octobe...

The Personal Promise That Cost Morgan Freeman Acting Jobs

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.13.2015 | OWN

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Notes From a Dive Bar XXII

Alan Black | Posted 08.10.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

These days, the sun shows no mercy. And Shakespeare in the Park is on.

Hollywood, Don't You Dare Whitewash Stonewall

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

As intersectionality becomes a more discussed realm within our current LGBT movement, we have no time to fantasize a reality in which white cis-dominance erases queer representation of color.

Theatre Nonprofit Opens Doors to All

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

Do you remember your first theatre experience? Quickly walking up to the play house and seeing the glowing marquee for the first time? Getting you...

Hollywood's Oldest Working Actor, 100, Reveals His Secret To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.20.2015 | Fifty

After an 80-year career in Hollywood, Norman Lloyd is still making films at 100 and is showing no signs of slowing down. The centenarian can be seen o...

Omar Sharif: He Was Our 'Next Best Thing'

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Farewell, my brother. Like Ali in that iconic clip, you appeared on our horizon first as a distant glimmer of hope, gradually growing into the star you became and deserved to be. A good omen. And a harbinger of good things to come.

Actress Tina Huang of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles Loves Orphan Black! -- Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

In Part I, we learned a great deal about Tina Huang and her acting career. In this Part II, we shake it up a bit by adding some tidbits about Tina that you never knew.

Actress Tina Huang of Rizzoli & Isles Had No Idea About the Show's Following -- Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Most of us learn on the job and being an actor is no different. Tina Huang, who plays Susie Chang, the senior criminalist in TNT's hit crime-drama Rizzoli & Isles, learned fandom. Plus a whole lot more!

Who Plays God In The Movies?

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.05.2015 | Religion

The ancient Greeks used a crane to lift actors playing God onto the stage, where they'd promptly settle differences and bring the script to a swift, d...

Actor Nils Hognestad Performs in Front of a Live Audience on Some Assembly Required

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

There's something about Norwegian actor Nils Hognestad that melts me. Ever meet someone and you know they have something special, but you can't pinpoint it? Exactly. So now you know what, I mean who, is keeping me up at night!

Jason Gedrick of Amazon's 'Bosch,' Showtime's 'Dexter' and Now 'Beauty and the Beast' Discusses His Audition Process

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Santa Barbara boy Jason Gedrick works hard and plays hard. Sounds cliche, but this guy sure knows how to live life to its fullest. He works like a mad dog, and when it's time to relax, he writes, golfs, cooks and does boxing. Jason -- you can come cook for me any day.

French Actress Marie Mouté is a New Yorker!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

French actress Marie Mouté. Photographer: Diana Ragland, Makeup: Agostina, Hair: Candace Bossendorfer, Wardrobe: Jordan Grossman. Marie's Website M...

Trump's Actors

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Trump's actors.

My Moment With Brando

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Carroll F. Gray

It was one of those "frozen-slowed-car-crash-uh-oh" kind of moments... I passed within a foot or two of him, not wanting to make a big deal out of it, trying to respect his privacy, but all the same probably staring at him all the while.