| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:13 PM
He was a handsome lad, with dark eyes and olive skin. In family photo albums, his smile was luminous, and he often had an arm around his little brother. When he was just 11, he took the initiative to raise thousands of dollars for the distraught family of...
| Oct 31, 2013
How did David defeat Goliath? According to the Bible, it was because God was on his side. But according to Malcolm Gladwell, it was largely because Goliath had a disorder known as acromegaly, a tumor on the pituitary gland.
This disorder, identified...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
British actress Vivien Leigh had that undefinable star quality. For 30 years, the exquisitely beautiful Leigh captivated film and theater audiences with her well-crafted, magnetic performances.
In fact, Leigh won lead actress Oscars for creating two...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Standup comedian Brody Stevens' big screen credits (as he's quick to tell you) include "The Hangover," "The Hangover Part II" and "Due Date." He's been pals with fellow standup and current movie star Zach Galifianakis for years -- since their days of...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Toward the end of "American Hustle," the new film from comedy-drama laureate David O. Russell, a man describes his hard-won epiphany. "The art of survival," says the character, a con man played with toupee-ish shiftiness by Christian Bale, "is a story...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:27 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.
Sen. Mark Leno (D-San...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:08 PM
After languishing for years in the shadows of psychiatry's definition of adult depression, irritability is finally getting some respect again. It's about damned time, you might say.
A new study has found that people suffering a major depressive...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:52 PM
An LAPD officer has been charged with assaulting a woman under color of authority by kicking her in the groin during an arrest last year, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Thursday.
LAPD Officer Mary O’Callaghan, 48,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Video from a police cruiser camera that shows an LAPD officer kicking a restrained woman -- who later died -- needs to made public, the family attorney said Thursday.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office charged Officer Mary O'Callaghan...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:02 PM
While an investigation continued into the circumstances surrounding the suspected suicide of "MasterChef" finalist Josh Marks, he was mourned Saturday by Chef Gordon Ramsay and "MasterChef" executives who worked closely with the gentle giant during the...
| Oct 17, 2013
Re "The mentally ill in our jails," Editorial, Oct. 15
Los Angeles County can easily reduce its jail population by implementing Laura's Law and discharging eligible mentally ill inmates to assisted outpatient treatment. Laura's Law provides mandatory...