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Arts and Entertainment Writer — LA Times

Arts + Entertainment writer at the Los Angeles Times. Film and sports junkie, politics enthusiast, aspiring Connect Four champion.

Marking the fall of Berlin Wall, Gorbachev warns the West — BERLIN--Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday had strong words for the United States and its allies over growing tension between Moscow and the West, a development he believes has put the world "on the brink of a new Cold War."

Robin Williams, Oscar-winning actor, manic comedian, dies at 63 — When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, Calif., his classmates couldn't help themselves: They voted him both "most humorous" and "least likely to succeed." He topped them.

Stephen Colbert replacing David Letterman: Who'll sit on the couch? — With the news that Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as host of "The Late Show," the inevitable question from moviedom is: What does this mean for us? Studios and personal publicists have long figured out how to handle Letterman, for all his oddities, and big movie stars regularly make appearances there, even if it doesn't always go smashingly.

'The Lego Movie' is built to end in a surprise — Of the many unexpected moments in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's breakout hit "The Lego Movie," perhaps none is as surprising as the film's ending, which is daring even by the standards of this unconventional film. So daring, in fact, that even its filmmakers weren't sure they should include it.
Mar 05, 2015

A Schwarzenegger zombie movie will premiere at Tribeca. Sometimes the joke-writers' jobs are too easy…

Mar 05, 2015

Judging by past work, it will put you on the ground in a different way than nearly any other journalistic account. Def worth checking out.

Mar 05, 2015

Notable newsbit: Immersive journalist/VR pioneer Nonny de la Pena will debut a new Trayvon Martin piece at @sxsw Cc @immersivejourno

Mar 05, 2015

Something about the Hillary email dump feels amusingly like a Veep episode

Mar 03, 2015

Feels like Russos' Sony deal will ultimately involve more Spidey than just Cap America. They can noodle, w/no false-start taint if it fails

Mar 03, 2015

James Franco's Adderall Diaries and a Richard Gere-Dakota Johnson movie are among Tribeca's world premieres…

Mar 03, 2015

@laura_nelson Also, didn't Colin Powell do it for years? Sure, the law was different, but if it’s such a moral issue where was FNC outrage?

Mar 03, 2015

@laura_nelson Oh it’s not good, but on the annoyance spectrum it’s somewhere beyond Amy Pascal but short of the “I’m Rob Lowe” commercials

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