Month: June 2017

As the reboot of 'Twin Peaks' unfolds, a reminder that it is meant to be experienced, not necessarily understood

Nearly halfway through the 18-episode, late-arriving third season of “Twin Peaks,” we can see some of what director David Lynch (and co-writer, with series co-creator Mark Frost) is up to, if not where he’s going with the latest and reportedly last installment of his mutli-planar, domestic-comic,… Source: Entertainment

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Tom's Weight Loss Journey

Hello, my name is Tom, I'm 22 years old and I'm from the United Kingdom. I was looking for some kind of message board where people log their progress and give each other advice and support, and this one seemed good to me. My weight has fluctuated throughout my life, though it has been on […]

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Essential Arts & Culture: Visceral border art, a 'guileless' Wilshire Grand, must-see African sculpture

Happy Fourth, Los Angeles! May your buns be firm and your apple pie sweet. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with your weekly dose of important culture news and dog videos: A visceral border experience Mexican film director Alejandro G. Iñárritu has created a VR experience… Source: Entertainment

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Documentary 'Food Evolution' turns to reason to discuss GMO controversy

Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, “Food Evolution” is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic. Persuasive rather than polemical, it’s the unusual issue film that deals in counterintuitive reason rather than barely controlled hysteria. As directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, “Food… Source: Entertainment

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Despite good performances from Naomi Watts and others, Netflix's new drama 'Gypsy' becomes tedious over time

Naomi Watts, whom you may have been watching on the “Twin Peaks” reboot — as Janey-E Jones, the wife of Dougie, one of the Dale Cooper containers played by Kyle MacLachlan — is now also the star of a 10-episode Netflix series, “Gypsy.” The good news here is that she is also on the “Twin […]

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What would a theater critic write to the creator of 'Letters From a Nut'? Well, let's start with …

Dear Ted L. Nancy: Congratulations on the success of your series of “Letters From a Nut” books. I have to admit I never heard of them until I received an invitation to attend your show at the Geffen Playhouse, but then the last humor book I read was Erma Bombeck’s “The Grass Is Always Greener […]

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CBS will air a documentary series from its streaming news channel CBSN

CBSN, the 24-hour over-the-top streaming video service operated by CBS News, is getting some prime-time exposure on the broadcast network this summer. Starting July 31, the CBS network will air a weekly series “CBSN: On Assignment,” an hour-long program featuring long-form reports produced by the… Source: Entertainment

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#OscarsSoWhite creator on Academy list: 'I will continue to push for more inclusion in entertainment'

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Uncharacteristic Drops

So I weigh myself every morning, and usually I consider a reading to be a fluke if it's greater than half a pound more or less than my weight the day before. Anyway, my weight yesterday was 114.2, but my weight this morning was apparently 113; I tried a different scale and that one said […]

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The politics of wedding cake: 'This Is Us' writer Bekah Brunstetter ices a big year with a timely play

When Bekah Brunstetter needs to think through an issue, she starts writing. Sometimes she keeps at it until she’s come up with a play, such as her new comic drama “The Cake.” But what’s most important is the impulse to head to a keyboard, which has proved invaluable to a career that just keeps… Source: […]

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