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Stories Behind This Year's Pulitzer Prize Winners

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. Among the 22 winners were newspapers large and small. We report on three of the stories behind the winning coverage.

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Actors' Equity Minimum Wage Proposal Could Threaten LA's Small Theaters

Friday, April 17, 2015

Actors' Equity Theater members are set to vote on whether to require small theaters in Los Angeles to pay equity minimum wage. But some actors say this could force cash-strapped theaters to close.

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Percy Sledge Had A Voice The Whole World Heard

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Best known for 1966's iconic hit "When A Man Loves A Woman," the Alabama singer found success blending R&B with a hint of country. Sledge died Tuesday at 74.

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Kenneth Branagh Directs Live-Action Version Of 'Cinderella' For Disney

Friday, March 13, 2015

Disney's dream is that Cinderella will sweep up at the box office just like the live-action Alice and Maleficent did before her. Disney aims to make $100 million at the global box office this weekend.

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From Stadiums To Shelters: Remembering Pritzker Winner Frei Otto

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

German architect Frei Otto has been named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The announcement was moved up from March 23, because Otto died on Monday at the age of 89.

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Movie Chains Balk At Netflix's Plan For Simultaneous Release

Saturday, March 07, 2015

The streaming service plans to release Beasts Of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, in theaters and online at the same time. But at least four major movie theater chains won't be showing it.

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Oscars Get Political, As Acceptance Speeches Wade Into Social Issues

Monday, February 23, 2015

At the Academy Awards, many of the big winners were expected — but the ceremony drew energy from their speeches, which addressed a gamut of issues, from equal pay for women to immigration.

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'Birdman,' Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne Win Big Oscar Prizes

Monday, February 23, 2015

Birdman was named best picture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Julianne Moore won best actress for her work in Still Alice, and Eddie Redmayne won best actor in The Theory of Everything.

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Meet John Sloss, The Man Behind Some Of Your Favorite Indie Films

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sloss is a lawyer, talent manager, sales agent and producer for films like Boys Don't Cry, The Fog of War and Boyhood. "He's a bulldog. He fights for the films he believes in," one filmmaker says.

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Sundance Festival Opens Doors For Minority Filmmakers

Monday, February 02, 2015

The festival has become a launching pad for emerging filmmakers of color who face challenges in historically white, male-dominated Hollywood.

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'Suge' Knight Charged With Murder After Fatal Hit-And-Run

Friday, January 30, 2015

The former rap music mogul, Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested again — this time, on suspicion of murder. Knight allegedly ran over two people, killing one, on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton.

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New Technology Immerses Audiences At Sundance Film Festival

Monday, January 26, 2015

From flying like a bird to walking through a refugee camp in Syria, virtual reality has enabled journalists, filmmakers and artists to immerse their audience in their stories like never before.

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Movie Stars Wait To See Who Gets An Oscar Nomination

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The 87th annual Academy Award nominations are announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills. Actors like Patricia Arquette, Michael Keaton and Benedict Cumberbatch are expected to be among them.

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Remembering 'Generation Mex' Writer And Proud Outsider Michele Serros

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Serros wrote about being a bicultural Chicana who was influenced by both her working-class, Mexican-American heritage and Southern California pop culture. She died Sunday at the age of 48.

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Satirizing Dictators Is Nothing New — Just Ask Charlie Chaplin

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Interview is hardly the first time a dictator has been portrayed on the big screen — Bugs Bunny, Mel Brooks and South Park have all taken aim at fearsome world leaders.

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Sony Cancels Theatrical Release Of 'The Interview'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sony Pictures decided to cancel the release after several big theater chains opted to drop the movie from their line up. The Interview is a comedy centered on a plot to kill the leader of North Korea.

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Hacking Of Sony's Computers Creates Much Drama

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Following a hack of computers, Sony canceled some press for The Interview, a film the hackers claim motivated them to commit their crimes. The fallout includes a class action lawsuit.

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Marvel At 75: Still Slinging Webs And Guarding Galaxies

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What became Marvel Comics got its start in 1939 as Timely Publications. It went through many changes — but one constant has been writer Stanley Lieber, better known as Stan Lee.

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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.

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Sacred, Sad And Salacious: With Many Meanings, What Is True Blue?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In medieval art, Virgin Mary was cloaked in blue. In Colonial America "blue laws" made it illegal to buy alcohol on Sunday. And more recently, irreverent blue humor made blue the most off-color color.

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