| Sep 27, 2012
| 1:32 PM
The late Edward M. Kennedy is being honored with a new drama prize in his name. The annual award, which will be given through Columbia University Libraries in New York, will recognize a new play or musical that explores American history in a meaningful...
| Jul 22, 2012
Where the Heart Beats
John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists
Penguin: 477 pp., $29.95
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, composer John Cage underwent related crises in his...
| Jul 22, 2012
America, You Sexy Bitch
A Love Letter to Freedom
Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black
Da Capo Press: 309 pp., $26
The 2008 presidential campaign had many unexpected consequences: It spawned the tea party...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Andrew Breitbart loathed the "institutional left," and what he called "the Democrat media complex." A son of Brentwood who cut his sharp online incisors working alongside blogging pioneers Matt Drudge and Arianna Huffington, Breitbart went on to forge...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Judith Crist, who blazed a trail as the first full-time female film critic at a major U.S. newspaper and went on to become widely known to cinema lovers through her movie reviews in TV Guide magazine and on the "Today" show, died Tuesday at age 90.
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Who remembers the great names of the city room? In a single generation, someone said, paraphrasing Kipling, they are one with Nineveh and Tyre, covered over with dust and forgotten.
Which is one reason why it was so satisfying to see the sizable...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 2:00 PM
It's been a year of hand-wringing at arts institutions on both sides of the Atlantic. The world economy has been particularly effective in scarifying orchestras and opera companies. In the United States, several orchestras are in various states of...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Da Chen hit bestseller lists in 1999 with his first book, the memoir "Colors of the Mountain." That, and its sequel, "Sounds of the River," told of the hardships he experienced while growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution.
Chen had moved...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:15 AM
NEW YORK -- A former senior KPMG auditor's leaks could threaten the reputation of one of the country's biggest accounting firms, industry experts said.
Auditors like Scott London, a former senior partner in KPMG's office in Los Angeles, are privy to...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 10:30 AM
After graduating from Columbia University in the height of the recession and acquiring $120,000 in debt, including 12 student loans from seven servicers, Brendon McQueen was left with a film degree and a six-month grace period before his first loan...
| Dec 26, 2010
For the first time in more than four decades, Los Angeles is on track to end the year with fewer than 300 killings, a milestone in a steady decline of homicides that has changed the quality of life in many neighborhoods and defied predictions that a bad...