| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
One of Barack Obama's most heartfelt moments as president and the vitriol of online bigots contributed to director Sheldon Epps' decision to put a new twist on "12 Angry Men" at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Using casting as a bullhorn, he's turned the mid-...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Smush Parker was the Lakers' point guard the last time the Timberwolves beat them? I've got news for you. Smush would start for this year's edition too. And he'd look so good next to the rest of the turkeys they've got playing that Bill Plaschke would...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON — In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Olga Garay-English will step down Jan. 4 after 6 1/2 years as head of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday.
Since taking office in July, Garcetti has had department heads reapply for their jobs. His...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Don Yelton, a local GOP official in North Carolina, has been forced to resign following an appearance this week on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" in which he made a series of racially charged remarks.
On Wednesday, correspondent Aasif Mandvi traveled...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:53 PM
As the month of October begins, street-art fans are buzzing with curiosity over signs that Banksy is in Los Angeles and on the loose.
Enigmatic statements have been surfacing around the city. The posters – the most recent appeared at Beverly and...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:10 PM
"I hate this. I don't want this. I don't want it!" cries Abby, a mother who's just been hit on the head by her son's baseball in the opening scene of writer-director Stacie Passon's new film, "Concussion." Blood is gushing from the woman's temple, but it'...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Getting Johnie's Coffee Shop named a historic landmark in Los Angeles was supposed to be easy as pie.
In April, the Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the Googie-style diner at the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue for the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When it comes to Hollywood's hold on everyday fashion, movies frequently steal most of the credit -- two-hour immersions where one comes up coveting Alicia Silverstone's knee-highs in "Clueless" or Jennifer Beals' off-the-shoulder sweat shirt in...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Big Brother" houseguest GinaMarie Zimmerman had a clear goal after being cast for the latest edition of the CBS reality show, which isolates several contestants from the outside world for an entire summer. Asked what she would do if the series made her...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:33 PM
After George Zimmerman’s acquittal on the charge of murdering Trayvon Martin, CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Rachel Jeantel, Martin’s friend, about something she had said on the witness stand. Jeantel had testified that Martin had told her...