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Pamela Ezell

Entries by Pamela Ezell

Spielberg Honored as Game-Changer by Directors Guild

(2) Comments | Posted June 13, 2011 | 4:43 PM

Steven Spielberg -- whose 40 years as a director have earned him fortune, fame and affection -- sat down at the Director's Guild on Sunset Saturday to talk about his career with J.J. Abrams, in the middle of opening weekend for Super 8, the film he directed and...

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Manifest Equality: Art, Hipness, and Civil Rights for All

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 1:21 PM

If you've driven down Vine lately in Hollywood, maybe on your way to the Arclight or Golden Bridge, you've probably noticed something's going on at the old Big Lots. There's a huge heart in the parking lot, and a sign advertising Manifest Equality, which is both a movement for full...

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Save the Pasadena Playhouse

(6) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 1:13 PM

Two weeks ago, during the sold-out opening-night party for the Pasadena Playhouse's production of Camelot, I looked around and thought, great night, great place.

The courtyard and restaurant were packed with the diverse crowd that's typical at the Playhouse and less typical everywhere else in Southern California: in...

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Java Tour: Seven Top Coffee Shops on LA's Eastside

(11) Comments | Posted December 14, 2009 | 9:06 AM

This holiday season, venture beyond the multi-national latte when you're out and about on LA's Eastside. This list is by no means exhaustive and far from objective. Check out these picks and, please, add your own.

Most Likely Setting for a Vanity Fair Interview and Best $8 Cup of Coffee:...

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Invictus Translation: Obama Needs Rugby

(13) Comments | Posted November 27, 2009 | 10:10 AM

During the opening moments of director Clint Eastwood's Invictus, when Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman) is inaugurated as president of an after-apartheid South Africa, it dawned on me, it was a bigger twist of fate for Mandela to be president there than for Obama to be president here.

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