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

‘Birth of a Nation’ takes Sundance by storm

mystatesman.com — There's good timing. There's great timing. Then there's "The Birth of a Nation" at Sundance. In one of the most charged-up festival screenings in recent memory, the new film about the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831 by actor-director Nate Parker played to a rapturous response last Monday.

Marking the fall of Berlin Wall, Gorbachev warns the West

twincities.com — 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

thenewstribune.com — 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?

latimes.com — 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

latimes.com — 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.
Apr 30, 2016

Been years since I've seen a show w/as powerful an ending as #TuckEverlasting. Wordless evocation of love and loss. Almost Up-like.

Apr 30, 2016

The #Jets have drafted ten QBs since the mid-1990’s yet just one became a reliable starter. Tajh Boyd himself had better numbers.

Apr 30, 2016

As it elicits study and superfans, #Hamilton is having another effect on Broadway: upending its awards season latimes.com/entertainment/…

Apr 29, 2016

Shuffle Along will be categorized as a new musical, not a revival, Tonys committee rulesShuffle Along will be categorized as a new musical, not a revival, Tonys committee rules

Apr 29, 2016

For Bill Maher, Donald Trump is good business--and an unlikely brother-in-arms latimes.com/entertainment/…

Apr 28, 2016

Fully Committed is an opportunity for an actor to show the full range of his comic talents, and @jessetyler spans the width

Apr 28, 2016

Failing Outlier Candidate Looks to Hijack News Cycle With Earlier Failed Candidate #ifheadlinescouldtellthetruth


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