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Classic filmmaker’s ‘showmanship’ honored in new book

Classic filmmaker’s ‘showmanship’ honored in new book

“Showmanship: The Cinema of William Castle” by Joe Jordan The mastermind behind 56 feature films, including House on Haunted Hill, Strait-Jacket and The Tingler is now the central figure in Joe Jordan’s new book “Showmanship: The Cinema of William Castle,” which provides production background to some of Castle’s most infamous stunts. Castle could perhaps be [...]

Classic filmmaker’s ‘showmanship’ honored in new book

Classic filmmaker’s ‘showmanship’ honored in new book

“Showmanship: The Cinema of William Castle” by Joe Jordan The mastermind behind 56 feature films, including House on Haunted Hill, Strait-Jacket and The Tingler is now the central figure in Joe Jordan’s new book “Showmanship: The Cinema of William Castle,” which provides production background to some of Castle’s most infamous stunts. Castle could perhaps be [...]

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Elsa/Getty Images According to an Associated Press source, the video showing NFL player Ray Rice punching his now-wife was delivered to [...]

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Elsa/Getty Images According to an Associated Press source, the video showing NFL player Ray Rice punching his now-wife was delivered to [...]

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Elsa/Getty Images According to an Associated Press source, the video showing NFL player Ray Rice punching his now-wife was delivered to [...]

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Elsa/Getty Images According to an Associated Press source, the video showing NFL player Ray Rice punching his now-wife was delivered to [...]

The Narcissist Next Door

The Narcissist Next Door

“The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed—in Your World” by Jeffrey Kluger. Angelenos should be expert in recognizing narcissists. Hollywood is rife with them, from Kanye West to Miley Cyrus to the next reality TV star at your local bar. Now author Jeffrey Kluger has [...]

Remembering Jazz great Gerald Wilson

Remembering Jazz great Gerald Wilson

Musician Gerald Wilson poses for a portrait during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for NAACP Yesterday, Los Angeles lost a piece of its living history. The terrific musician Gerald Wilson passed away at the age of 96. [...]

Remembering Jazz great Gerald Wilson

Remembering Jazz great Gerald Wilson

Musician Gerald Wilson poses for a portrait during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for NAACP Yesterday, Los Angeles lost a piece of its living history. The terrific musician Gerald Wilson passed away at the age of 96. [...]

President Obama’s halt on immigration reform spurs backlash

President Obama’s halt on immigration reform spurs backlash

SONOITA, AZ – FEBRUARY 26: An American flag flies at the U.S.-Mexico border on February 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Arizona. The Federal government has increased the Border Patrol presence in Arizona, from some 1,300 agents in the year 2000 ro 4,400 in 2012. The apprehension of undocumented immigrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico has [...]