| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was the pop culture equivalent of the Big Bang, a televised moment that changed music for decades to come.
Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles made their U.S. live television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" as 73 million people tuned in, the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Jim Lange was the original and best-known host of a television show that has come to be identified with the swinging late 1960s and 1970s: "The Dating Game."
"We were really the first reality show," he said in a 2002 Times interview, "paving the way for...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:32 PM
When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words:
"What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:24 PM
When my brother and I were growing up in the 1960s, my parents bought the book, “Great Negroes Past and Present.” Perfect for young readers, it was a survey of famous black folks in history. It sat on a shelf in my father’s study, and...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:21 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — Protests continued Monday across Venezuela amid growing reports of police repression and scarcities of basic goods, which provoked rare public criticism of President Nicolas Maduro by a political ally.
Jose Vielma Mora,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:22 AM
Roger Barkley, left, and Al Lohman, hosts of KFI's Lohman and Barkley show, pose with 1922 transmitter built by Earle C. Anthony to promote 50th anniversary celebration of KFI....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Los Angeles is brimming with hidden treasures and at the Hammer Museum's second biennial show, "Made in L.A. 2014," some of the city's best-kept art secrets will be revealed.
Consider the selections from the Los Angeles Museum of Art — not to be...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Santa Barbara's radio airwaves are about to get a little more eclectic.
Public radio station KCRW-FM (89.9), the Santa Monica-based NPR-affiliate, is acquiring Santa Barbara's oldest radio station, classical broadcaster KDB-FM (93.7), for about $1...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:31 AM
L.A. zinesters, their friends, family and fans will be gathering Sunday in Culver City for the city's third annual Zinefest. A conversation with Jaime Hernandez of Love and Rockets fame will close out the event at 5:15 p.m.
It's a celebration of zines,...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:58 AM
GAZA CITY -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man near the Gaza Strip border Thursday, the latest in a series of deadly cross-border incidents, officials said.
Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, said 26-year-...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Joe bought a new car and received a few free months of Sirius XM, the satellite radio service.
When that was done, Sirius asked if he wanted a six-month trial for $25. Joe said yes.
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Then he lost track...