Take Two for October 7, 2013

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (L), R-GA, s

A look back at the last government shutdown

With nothing happening in the present, we thought it might be smart to revisit the past, and the other big impasse that shut down the government in the winter of 1995 and 96.
Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three

Dodgers fans hopeful at team's chances at a championship

The LA Dodgers are four victories away from going to their first World Series since 1988. A Martinez visited Dodger Stadium last night.
Valentine Road
The case may be closed, but the tragedy leaves many questions behind. Questions raised in the new documentary "Valentine Road," which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO.
Captain Phillips

On The Lot: Tom Hanks, 'Avatar,' and more

Time for On The Lot, our weekly look at the business of entertainment with Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times.
California Republicans

GOP strategist Mike Madrid on CA's Republican summit

Over the weekend, the state GOP held their annual meeting in Anaheim. This year's convention came amidst a government shutdown and a rift between various Republican factions on Capitol Hill. For more on this weekend's summit, host Alex Cohen speaks with Republican Strategist Mike Madrid.
Luis Rodriguez

Profile: The first Latino president of the State Bar of California

For the first time in its 89-year history, the State Bar of California will swear in its first Latino president this Saturday in San Jose, LA County's public defender Luis Rodriguez.
Cheech Marin and his newest project, a book of small paintings. Chicanitas.

Cheech Marin on Chicano art and 'Chicanitas'

Cheech Marin isn't just an actor, but an art collector. He talks about his love of Chicano art, especially small pieces.
Benjamin Svetkey

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Celebrity profiler

Benjamin Svetkey profiled the likes of Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Jack Nicholson and Tom Hanks for Entertainment Weekly. But writing about movie stars isn't always all that it's cracked up to be.
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