Top Writers Who Died in 2016

Top Writers Who Died in 2016

This year saw the death of noteworthy, celebrated people in a variety of fields. This included a trove of writers who authored works that became classic reads or major movies. They include the first black writer to win a Pulitizer Prize for Fiction (James Alan McPherson), a Holocaust survivor (Elie Wiesel), and a futurist who wrote […]

‘Amélie’ Charms in Broadway-Bound L.A. Musical [Review]

‘Amélie’ Charms in Broadway-Bound L.A. Musical [Review]

Many charming movies lose something when they move to the stage, particularly as a musical. However, “Amélie,” a quirky 2001 French film-turned-stage musical that opened in Los Angeles Friday night in a Broadway-bound warm-up, is an exception offering a charming respite from holiday hassles. The stage production of “Amélie, A New Musical” at the Ahmanson Theatre […]

Generic Drug Company Price-Fixing Probe, Guilty Pleas

Generic Drug Company Price-Fixing Probe, Guilty Pleas

Many generic drugs cost $20 or less, but prices on other life-saving ones have skyrocketed in the last two years requiring people to pay hundreds of dollars out of pocket, even with insurance. While a 5,000 percent increase may have been an anomaly, the number of significant generic drug increases in recent years has the […]