Lorenza Muñoz was a reporter at the Los Angeles Times for 14 years before leaving the paper in 2008 to finish her first novel, The Weight of Flight. She is a regular contributor for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, mamiverse.com, and the Los Angeles Times, and is an adjunct professor of journalism at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication.

R.I.P.

Remembering Bob Hoskins: 1942-2014

The late BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee appeared in a wide range of films, from gritty crime flicks like ‘The Long Good Friday’ and ‘Mona Lisa’ to celebrated family movies ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and ‘Hook.’

Classic

Hollywood's Golden Age Showman

At 17 months, Mickey Rooney interrupted a vaudeville show when he sneezed behind a shoeshine stand. He then played his mouth organ for the audience. A star was born.

Roundtable

More Than Skin Deep

Lorenza Muñoz talks to four African-American female filmmakers about race, gender, and identity in film.

Another World

Anne Heche’s Crazy New Movie

In the gross-out comedy That’s What She Said, Heche plays a neurotic. “I think I fall in love with girls who need help and that is how I have made a career,” Heche tells Lorenza Muñoz.

LOS OLIVIDADOS

The Children Left Behind

Lorenza Muñoz talks to novelist Reyna Grande, whose memoir tells the story of her parents leaving her in Mexico to go to the U.S.

QUIET REFLECTION

Hollywood Looks Within

Few in Hollywood think “The Dark Knight Rises’ caused the tragedy in Colorado. But some do wonder if popular culture has desensitized people to the very real consequences of violence.