Dan Lybarger on HST’s “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved”

March 31, 2012

Phone Call to Harry Crews: Sean Clancy on the dearly departed

March 30, 2012

If I could only live at the pitch that is near madness When everything is as it was in my childhood Violent, vivid, and of infinite possibility: That the sun and moon broke over my head. — Richard Eberhart, “If …

Warming up to the role of ice queen on Game of Thrones

March 30, 2012

By Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Queen is not herself. The most feared woman in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros is usually an empress of ice-cold calculation and as still as a snowbank, but …

Review: Mirror only a fair take on fairy tale

March 30, 2012

Mirror, Mirror Grade: 82 Cast: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Sean Bean Director: Tarsem Singh Rating: PG, for some fantasy action and mild rude humor Running time: 106 minutes By Christy Lemire of the Associated Press Julia …

R.I.P. Harry Crews

March 29, 2012

Will Ferrell delivers some (hardly breaking) news

March 29, 2012

Ron Burgundy is Back from Will Ferrell

April is Coming: Levi Agee anticipates the second season of Game of Thrones

March 29, 2012

Meanwhile, I lament the demise of Luck. By Levi Agee It seems everywhere I turn I’m catching more press and excitement for the new season of Game of Thrones. The sophomore season starts April 1 (hah hah Fools joke right …

For a rabbit

March 29, 2012

Our terrier sisters caught his scent and flushed him from beneath our deck. We watched in calm horror as he went across the yard and doubled back — crazy legged and hell-bent — our girls pursuing, tan and black, the …

Earl Scruggs: Remembering a bluegrass and American music legend

March 29, 2012

By Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times For better or worse, Earl Scruggs will be remembered by most Americans for his banjo picking alongside partner Lester Flatt in a dated 1960s cultural artifact: The Beverly Hillbillies. For better, because …

Home movies: Alvin, Elmo, Franco, Viggo, Hanks, Largo, Jolie, Icelandic Jitters and Jonah in Sitter

March 29, 2012

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G, 87 minutes) — Like a lot of pure products of America, Chipwrecked is bright, shiny, shrill, immaculately realized and utterly depressing. In this episode, Alvin and the gang take a Carnival Cruise and get …