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How Elections Work: A Few Helpful Hints for Bernie Sanders And His Less Earthbound Enthusiasts

Larry Womack | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Larry Womack

Saying that you have actually won more votes, more contests or more pledged delegates will not, in fact, make any of those things true. Even if you say it a lot, or in the form of angry tweets and Internet comments.

Morgan Freeman Evokes Career Envy at Film Society's Chaplin Award Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The normally reticent Robert DeNiro could not repress himself at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall for the annual Chaplin Award Gala last night. Prese...

Senator Warren Stands Up For Disenfranchised Voters in U.S. Territories After Snub

Neil Weare | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Neil Weare

As many Americans have learned this hard-fought election cycle, U.S. territories actually do participate in presidential primaries despite not having a vote in November.

"Mack the Knife" in Culver City - Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

all photos from Paul Sand When Cecile Tang told me that our mutual friend, Tony Award-winning actor/producer/director Paul Sand, had created and wa...

Art & Life, On & Off-Screen: Infinitely Polar Bear's Maya Forbes and Imogene Wolodarsky's Mother-Daughter Creative Dynamic + Mark Ruffalo On Film Roles and Politics (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

What's it like to put your art and reputation where your mouth is? Or to portray your Mom when she was your age, dealing with her bipolar Dad -- in a movie directed by...your Mom?

Tavis Smiley: Tim Robbins on How His 'Prison Project' Gives Inmates Essential Tools for Post-Prison Life

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Widely respected for his advocacy work, Robbins is the Founding Artistic Director of The Actors' Gang, a theater group which has spearheaded a project that provides rehabilitative acting workshops for incarcerated men and women in California.

Actors Equity and the Future of American Theater

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

There is no doubt that Actors Equity has a vital role to play in American theater in the 21st century, much as it did throughout the 20th century. However, if it wants to preserve its vital role it must change its vision of the future.

Should the NLRB Mediate LA's Equity Wars?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

It may be time for the National Labor Relations Board to step in and mediate LA's "99-seat theater wars."

Equity's Union-Busting Tactics

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

It's a perfect example of "divide and conquer" that will ultimately lead to the decline of L.A. theater. Why? Because talented young actors, fresh out of drama school or college, will be unable to form their own companies with their colleagues.

Actors Equity Meets Franz Kafka

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

In a twist worthy of a Kafka novel, the national council of Actors Equity, the union of American stage actors, this week rammed through a proposal that would essentially rip the heart out of the Los Angeles theater scene, even though the proposal had been voted down by two-thirds of its Los Angeles voting membership.

Actors Equity's Threat to Los Angeles Theater

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

A union that is over a hundred years old should not put itself at risk of splitting apart, simply because of a hidebound leadership mired in the past. While the union movement across the country is in a fight for its life, the last thing it needs is for union leaders to hasten its demise.

A Love Letter and Wake Up Call to LA Theater and Actors' Equity

Eric Trules | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts
Eric Trules

Here we go again. Just like the rabble-rousing "Waiver Wars" of the mid '80s -- union meetings, passionate and heated rhetoric -- all about the well-being, membership, management, and dare I say, survival, of Los Angeles's vital 99-seat theater scene.

Kim, Cosby and Kim: 2014's Greatest Fails

Steve Young | Posted 03.03.2015 | Comedy
Steve Young

While the prospect of patching up the road ahead may be bumpy, especially when you trudge through the potholes of 2014, some past wisdom may help us along the way.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The App for Our Time

Jill Robinson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

I reviewed last year's production right around this time. I wanted to watch this show every night, laughing, engaged by the lyric, mythic and wacky action.

Burt's Buzz and Elena: Documentary Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Burt of Burt's Bees, honey-bee pollen and beeswax skin care products sold in supermarkets and pharmacies all across American, really exists, and he ev...

Petra Costa's Intimate Film Elena Uncovers Truths About Loss, Love and Catharsis

Kristin McCracken | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

In its native Brazil, Elena broke records, becoming the most-seen documentary of the year; it also sparked a national conversation about some typically taboo topics.

Could 'Life Of Crime' Be Jennifer Aniston's Next Great Movie?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston's film career hasn't surprised us much since "The Good Girl," and that was in 2002. Now, with "Life of Crime," we're thrilled to see ...

Jack Black, Tim Robbins Headlining New HBO Series 'The Brink'

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 02.12.2014 | TV

HBO has given a 10-episode commitment to "The Brink," a dark comedy directed by Jay Roach ("Game Change") and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub ("...

Midwinter's Magical Festival at The Actors' Gang

Jill Robinson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

The Actors' Gang has a treat for the season. Rather like A Midsummer Night's Dream -- this is its "Midwinter's Magical Festival." I saw The Queen Fami...

Lost 'Shawshank Redemption' Deleted Scenes Are The Best Of Things

Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

Fans of "The Shawshank Redemption" should get busy living by watching this unearthed making-of featurette that includes two scenes deleted from the be...

Jack Black's Heading To TV

Posted 11.15.2013 | TV

HBO is taking Jack Black and Tim Robbins to "The Brink." Robbins and Black will play two of the leads in the upcoming dark comedy pilot. Jay Roach...

Can Theater Help Solve California's Prison Overcrowding Crisis?

Tim Robbins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tim Robbins

Any successful system of rehabilitation requires multiple components, ranging from mental health and drug treatment to education and skills training. One aspect that may not be initially obvious, however, is the power of art and theater.

The 7th Abu Dhabi Film Festival: Life's Better at the Movies

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Give me a film to learn my history, politics and geography any day, over news bulletins, newspapers and professors. I'll admit with pride that I've learned about everything worth knowing from filmmakers.

Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Have A New Show And It Looks Insane

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.15.2013 | Comedy

Explaining Will Ferrell's new IFC miniseries "The Spoils of Babylon" is a difficult task, but after watching the first trailer, we have a feeling you'...

ReThink Review: Thanks For Sharing -- Sex Addiction Goes Mainstream

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When I saw the trailer for Thanks For Sharing, I wrote it off as a fluffy ensemble rom-com questionably based in the world of sex addicts in recovery. But I'm happy to admit that I had this movie totally wrong.