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In Hollywood, 50 Is The New 80: What Happens When 'It Girls' Get Old

Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Being a woman over 50 in Hollywood I could commit any crime with impunity, because I'm completely invisible," says actress Annabelle Gurwitch. Her new book is called I See You Made an Effort.


Authors Angered Over Amazon's Dispute With Publisher Hachette

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Amazon wants better terms for print and e-books and is refusing pre-orders for upcoming Hachette books, and slowing delivery for those already ordered. Authors are complaining on the Internet.


How Do You Get Latino Kids Into Classical Music? Bring The Parents

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"If they hold an instrument, they will not take a drug. They will not hold a gun," says Santa Cecilia Orchestra conductor Sonia Marie De Leon De Vega. "It's that powerful."


Calif. Gov. Brown Urged To Expand Tax Credits For Movie Industry

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The state Assembly passed a bill to offer tax incentives to film and TV production companies. Big city mayors signed a letter in support, but it's not clear Gov. Jerry Brown will sign on.


Hollywood Protests Against Owners Of Beverly Hills Hotel

Friday, May 09, 2014

The hotel is part of a group owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The Southeast Asian country has enacted laws based on strict interpretations of Islam that impose restrictions on women and gays.


A Film And Fashion Icon On Aging, And The Power Of Turtlenecks

Monday, May 05, 2014

Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton's new memoir, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty, tackles classic menswear, her insecurities about aging, and the new places she's learned to look for beauty.


Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The master of magic realism was the region's best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87.


'Washington Post' And 'Guardian' Win Pulitzer For NSA Stories

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize, went to two paper for their coverage of the leak of National Security Agency documents. The Post and Guardian relied on data provided by Edward Snowden.


The Cross-Cultural Travels Of A Singing Doctor

Sunday, April 13, 2014

When she's not touring the world with her band or playing impromptu sets on public transit, Rupa Marya is an internist at a San Francisco hospital.


Jesse Winchester, Musician And Muse To Icons, Dies At 69

Friday, April 11, 2014

Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester made a name for himself in the '70s and counted among his fans Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello. Winchester has died at 69 after a battle with cancer.


1,000 Farmworkers View Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.


In 'Cesar Chavez,' A Reluctant Hero Fights For 'La Causa'

Friday, March 28, 2014

"I was very careful not to portray a saint that is unreachable," says the director of a new film about the farmworker advocate. "He was a simple man who did an extraordinary thing."


Sony Pictures To Lay Off Interactive Group

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sony Pictures Entertainment will reportedly lay off its entire interactive marketing team — more than 200 employees. It's part of a cost-cutting trend by the major film studios.


'12 Years A Slave' Wins Oscar's Best Picture

Monday, March 03, 2014

After days of heavy rain, the sun came out just as the 86th annual Academy Awards got underway in Los Angeles. The big acting awards went to Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett.


New Academy President Pushes For More Diverse Voting Members

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Last summer, the organization behind the Oscars elected its first African American president: film marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs. She's been working to diversify a monochrome membership.


Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 110

Monday, February 24, 2014

Renowned concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, once thought to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor, has died at age 110. Her story is told in the Oscar-nominated film, The Lady in Number 6.


How 'Black Nativity' Made Its Way To The Big Screen

Thursday, December 05, 2013

The film is one of several fall and winter offerings from Fox Searchlight — including 12 Years a Slave, Black Nativity and Baggage Claim — featuring African-American casts and themes.


Drummer Chico Hamilton, West Coast Jazz Pioneer, Dies

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A linchpin of "cool" jazz in the 1950s and '60s, he assembled bands that came to be described as chamber jazz, full of unusual textures and future star talent. Hamilton, who continued performing into his ninth decade, was 92.


Tina Brown To Leave The Daily Beast

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Celebrity editor Tina Brown announced Wednesday that she's leaving the news and opinion website to launch her own media company. She has been a regular guest on Morning Edition. Brown plans to produce live forums on news topics.


New HIV Cases Spotlight Adult Film Industry's Testing System

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Adult film production in California is now suspended after a number of performers tested positive for HIV. Though news of the cases may leave some performers feeling vulnerable, the industry's trade group says its response shows that the system works.