Patrick Goldstein writes about entertainment and pop culture for the Los Angeles Times Calendar section. His column, The Big Picture, offers insight and perspective on the always mysterious inner workings of the movie industry.
He has written for a host of newspapers and magazines, including Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vogue, Premiere, the New York Sunday Magazine and the Washington Post. Over the years he has road tested an electric car with Tom Cruise, beaten Shaquille O'Neal in a free-throw shooting contest and actually seen Ice Cube smile.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, who wishes he would turn off the computer sometimes, and his son, who wishes his dad could teach him how to throw a good curveball.