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Commentary: Are the '70s Movies Overrated?

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lists of the greatest this or the best that are provocations and nothing more. Whether it's a critic offering his 10-best list of films (or books ...

Orson Welles' Timeless Take on American Politics

Dan Siegel | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Dan Siegel

Orson Welles' observations on American and world politics, even 30 years later, are relevant for our times.

Highlights From L.A. Times Festival of Books

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Brad Schreiber

The largest book festival in the US, the recently concluded L.A. Times Festival of Books, on the UCLA campus, is one of the few times one can savor excessive traffic.

Missing The Mark On Warren Beatty

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Why does the media who cover Warren Beatty's work assume the topic I care most about with regard to this highly accomplished figure is how many women he slept with? It's insulting, in a way, isn't it?