| May 29, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Before his death in 1975 at age 50, Rod Serling was one of the top Emmy Award-winning writers during the golden age of live TV drama of the 1950s, penning such acclaimed dramas as "Patterns," "Requiem for a Heavyweight" and "The Comedian." In the 1960s he...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Jurors say the LAUSD must pay a fourth-grade special needs student $1.4 million after she was sexually assaulted five times by a male classmate during an after-school program in Chatsworth.
Santa Monica jurors made the decision Tuesday after an eight-...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Los Angeles school officials say they hope a fourth-grade special needs student and her family can complete the healing process now that a jury has awarded her $1.4 million after she was sexually assaulted five times by a male classmate.
| May 23, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Aurora Las Encinas Hospital had evidence that a staff member had “inappropriate sexual contact” with a male patient and yet the facility failed to report the incident to county mental health officials, according to court documents.
| May 20, 2013
| 5:15 PM
All psychotherapists -- and most criminal attorneys -- know that memories are fragile things. Once a seemingly well-entrenched memory for a given event -- what psychologists call a declarative memory -- is taken out for inspection, it is subject to...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:30 AM
There are many ways of being a political playwright. Christopher Shinn's approach, centered on characters rather than on ideologies, is one that will never go out of style.
Illuminating large-scale public concerns through the microscopic examination...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
— Invariably, the Cannes Film Festival chooses a striking image for its official annual poster. But the 2013 version can be seen as a particularly apt metaphor for the dual nature of the world's most essential cinema event.
| May 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The U.S. military has faced two epidemics over the last decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
One is suicide. The annual rate of military personnel taking their own lives has doubled to about 20 per 100,000. That translated to a record 324 suicides...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:00 PM
There's something healing about simply watching "Free the Mind," Danish filmmaker Phie Ambo's gentle, compassionate documentary spotlighting the use of such drug-free options as meditation and mindfulness to treat anxiety and trauma.
| May 8, 2013
| 2:15 PM
PHOENIX — Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the gruesome killing of her onetime boyfriend in Arizona after a four-month trial that captured headlines with lurid tales of sex, lies, religion and a salacious relationship...
| Oct 14, 2012
Pinnacle: 420.pp, $6.99 (paper)
On the day in 2010 when a San Diego judge sentenced John Albert Gardner to life in prison for the rape and murder of two teenage girls, the fathers of...