In My Friendship with Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal: How They Buried the Hatchet, I explain how I convinced both men to sit down for a joint interview. Getting these literary lions together with their claws not protruding was not easy.
Today, Adelina speaks of the reason why, as a young child in elementary school, she was able to "cry on cue" so easily: "It was because I could access it from memoria."
Jingle right along with us this week, folks, for the usual up and down sleigh ride! Most Important Climate Message: "You CAN Do Something About It" i...
Unfortunately, the script for this film is never sharp or savvy enough to counteract both the ick factor -- two grandfathers beating each other up in boxing trunks -- and just the simple lackluster quality of it all.
I have been a standup comedian since the fall of 1980. Back then, it was a novelty to be one. Hell, no one really understood what a standup comic was. And the only women hugely successful at that time were Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. My how times have changed.
It has been a great big bountiful year for books about the movies. There have been so many worthwhile biographies, critical studies and pictorials it's hard to choose the dozen or even two dozen best books.
It's high time we dismantle Hollywood's misguided perceptions of history and our projection of what success looks like.
©Portrait of Richard Heffner, by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Richard Heffner interviewed everyone from Eleanor Roosevelt to Martin Luther King to...
By Christina Rice - Senior Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection There were two types of stories the Los Angeles Herald loved to cov...
The U.S. has always been attractive to bright people with something to get away from. Identifying the pull -- or what they are attracted to -- is more complex and more interesting.
One of the things I like about these movies is their unpredictability. In American films, there are certain characters that will never die, and certain lines that will never be crossed. That is not the case here.
Do you know how hard it is to find a black girl with hair like yours? It was my first peek into the supposition that my hair does not belong to me but, rather, is part of some trenchant responsibility and deeply engaged in identity politics whether or not the body/mind attached to it desires such.
Silicon Valley might want to watch its back when it comes to the title of top innovation hub in the world. Recently the Mecca of Tech has faced more and more robust competition from other cities looking to follow in the giant footsteps of Apple, Google, and others.
Having worked with the Dubai International Film Festival since its inception in 2004 - and as its managing director since 2006 - Shivani Pandya has ...
Recently, my 9-year-old daughter stumbled upon the pop singer's controversial video, "Wrecking Ball." At first, Tamara, who is a veteran of the acclaimed Disney series and has committed every single episode to memory, was puzzled. "Mom, why is Hannah Montana swinging from a ball?"