Arts & Entertainment


Third “Yes Men” film is great...and “Revolting”

The third film about the prankster activists who call themselves The Yes Men, is being released this weekend across the country.


Today in history: Author William Styron is born

Styron was best known for his novels, including "Lie Down in Darkness," "The Confessions of Nat Turner," and "Sophie's Choice."


Juan Felipe Herrera named first Latino poet laureate

"I'm here for everyone and from everyone; my voice is made by everyone's voices."


Today: Two American poets honor LGBT Pride Month

Includes poetry by Walt Whitman and Judy Grahn.


East meets island: movies from Asian Pacific Film Festival

The 31st Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival continues to serve as a gateway for features, shorts, animation, and documentaries.


Lead-up to Tribeca: Havana Film Fest, games for change

Despite great diversions, Tribeca was calling me with an enticing list of films.


Today in Asian-American history: Actor Chow Yun-fat turns 60

A popular actor in dozens of Chinese-language films, he has also become a recognizable presence in U.S. cinema.


"In Walt We Trust": Radical new assessment of Walt Whitman

Few American literary figures have received as much critical analysis as Walt Whitman.


"Avengers: Age of Ultron": Wham! Bam! Kaboom!

To me, "Age of Ultron" had all the charm and insight of a fireworks display.


"Mad Men": Betty gives poignant gift

Season seven, episode thirteen: what an utterly sad Mother's Day episode!

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