Rita Moreno is one of only a few entertainers to win an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and an Oscar — and the only Latino American to hold that honor. In a new self-titled memoir, Moreno describes finding her place in show business. She sits down with Ray Suarez to discuss the continuing struggle for minorities to land significant roles. Continue reading
A new film by director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal is supposedly based on first-person accounts of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, causing questions from lawmakers about classified information and depictions of torture. Jeffrey Brown discusses the film with The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer and The Atlantic’s Mark Bowden. Continue reading
It’s summer movie season, the time of year when blockbusters dominate the box office. Jeffrey Brown sits down with producer and director George Stevens Jr. to discuss his new book, “The Great Moviemakers,” a collection of in-depth interviews exploring how some of cinema’s greatest directors approached their craft. Continue reading
China’s Vice President Xi Jinping concluded his tour of the United States Friday in Los Angeles with a focus on trade, as a new joint venture was announced between DreamWorks Animation and several Chinese media groups. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
A joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks launched Friday as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping wrapped up a U.S. tour. Jeffrey Brown discusses the benefits and drawbacks of U.S.-China business partnerships with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Stephen Orlins and University of California, Irvine’s Peter Navarro. Continue reading
Another dozen fires erupted early Monday around Los Angeles, totaling more than 50 in at least four separate parts of the area over just four nights. Ray Suarez discusses the region’s worst arson spree in two decades and the arrest of a suspect with Adam Nagourney, the Los Angeles bureau chief for The New York Times. Continue reading
Geena Davis has some experience with strong and complex female characters. She’s played a meek-housewife-turned-bold-woman-on-the-run, a baseball star, a secret agent and an American president. She says it was her experience playing Thelma in “Thelma and Louise” that first piqued her interest in the cause.