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David Mamet's Race Against the Cultural Clock

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

While most conversations about race inspire deep ambivalence if not outright silence, Mamet converts the stage into a raucous racial seminar jacked up on truth serum.

Stage Struck

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

Theatre in L.A. is sort of a strange beast. When I first arrived here to seek my fortune as a screenwriter, I was floored by the number of small theat...

A New New Year

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Dean Bottrell

bitterness, which grows quite beautifully in Southern California, has to be replaced with something a little more likely to blossom and bear fruit in the New Year.

Death by Resume

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Dean Bottrell

Who am I anyway? Am I my resume? We all want to be one of the cool kids. It's tough to let go.

State of the Union

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Dean Bottrell

If the new SAG leadership doesn't rapidly start taking all the painful, but necessary steps to merge with AFTRA, we are fucked.

Hollywood's Family Affair

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

Other people's family fights always make me uncomfortable. That's why I cringed a little last week as I watched Ryan O'Neal's oldest son, Griffin, spewing a few choice memories about his nutty father on Larry King Live.

Under-Employment

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Dean Bottrell

In my humble opinion, the trick is not to obsess or become phobic about periods of "under-employment," but to realize that (for most of us) they are simply inevitable.

A Little Work

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Dean Bottrell

"Maybe a little tuck on the upper lids" and a "small injection of collagen" might help with the lines around my mouth. What lines around my mouth?!

They're Going A Different Way...

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
David Dean Bottrell

I was fired. Suddenly, time sort of stopped. Then something happened that I thought only occurred in movies. I had a flashback.

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Dean Bottrell

I had fallen for the biggest joke addicts ever play on themselves: That somehow, they can have "just one."

Kings and Angels

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

When icons of that stature pass away it does leave a mark and I'm of a generation that remembers the trajectory of both of those entertainers vividly.

Leap of Faith

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Dean Bottrell

Creativity is by definition an act of faith. I frankly don't know where I get the balls to sit down at this computer and attempt to write.

Racial Advancement on TV: Is the Progress Depicted Well-Intentioned Fantasy?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

I've been noticing over the past several years a tendency for the Media to depict racial togetherness in a manner that doesn't come close to representing reality.

Q & A: Versatile Actor Craig Bierko Bets On A Revived Guys And Dolls

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

In this exclusive Q & A, Craig Bierko talks about the state of Broadway and the world.

Greening Hollywood: Rosario Dawson Takes Home EMA's Futures Award

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paige Donner

Rosario Dawson took home the Futures Award and remembered her days as a child when she had no choice but to compost.

Why Boston Legal is One of Broadcast's Best

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Many series just haven't been themselves since the strike, but Legal has rocked, with episodes so emotionally rich and resonant that they would seem to ensure Emmy nominations galore.

Shatner, Priceline Celebrate 10 (Profitable) Years Together

Los Angeles Times | Alana Semuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The cameras zoomed in on William Shatner as he raced a baby carriage through a crowded outdoor restaurant in Koreatown. Dressed in a black suit, his ...