"Spring Awakening" didn't come together easily, at first, for singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik. At an early workshop in La Jolla, Sheik found himself in the unfamiliar position of having to teach his…
Though Times Square may be heaven for musical theater buffs, for most of us it's the ninth circle of hell. Navigating 42nd Street, with its throngs of tourists all curiously looking upward, can feel…
Wi-fi for your laptop is nothing new -- but for your camera? Variety Weekend sought new ways to get disconnected.
There's only one real test for a cult wine. "It's the lack of rationality people will exhibit to obtain it," says Randy Clement, partner at Silver Lake Wine. If that's the case, Steve Elzer, senior…
Gin's got time on its side; it's been popular since the late 1600s. But now, to put it kindly, "it's at a low ebb," says Norman's sommelier Peter Birmingham. "It's been going steadily downhill for 40…
WHAT: The July 12 preem of Edward Burns' "The Groomsmen" at Hollywood's ArcLight Cinemas
Chuck Lorre, creator of "Two and a Half Men," saw his show finally nommed after years as the top comedy on TV. "I don't think vindication is the word," he said. "I think gratitude is the word."
Irving Green, co-founder of Mercury Records, died Saturday in Palm Springs. He was 90. Green was seen as a pioneer in breaking down color barriers in the music industry.
No one can accuse the L.A. County Fire Dept. of failing in its patriotic duty. While all fireworks are banned in the city of Los Angeles, they're illegal only 357 days a year in L.A. County. The…
Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco took the top feature film Humanitas Prize for their "Crash" screenplay at the 32nd annual kudos on Wednesday.