| Sep 8, 2013
| 11:24 AM
News of a third adult-film actor testing positive for HIV is putting new pressure on both the industry and state lawmakers.
The HIV cases have added fuel to a push for a statewide mandate for condom use in adult films. L.A. County voters approved such a...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:22 AM
By Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times In our line of work as photojournalists we might witness tragedy, triumph, joy and misery all in the same day. There has been no shortage of this in my 30-plus years in journalism. We are often in the front row to...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:27 PM
As if methamphetamine weren’t bad enough already, a new study has found that the highly addictive drug may make users more susceptible to the deadly lung infection cryptococcosis.
Researchers reported Tuesday in the journal mBio that...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Invasive tests for the AIDS virus and other sexually transmitted diseases. A bed in a provincial refugee hostel and little prospect of a decent job. That is what NSA leaker Edward Snowden can expect if and when he is allowed out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The setting of Benjamin Percy's "Red Moon" — an alternative universe in which humans and lycans coexist — may seem unhappily familiar to anyone familiar with the words "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob."
Readers will also encounter teen angst,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:01 PM
A trade association representing the adult film industry called for a nationwide moratorium on shooting Friday -- the second in the last month -- after another performer tested positive for HIV.
The Free Speech Coalition called a weeklong moratorium...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:29 PM
In the 1950s, couples who wanted better sex lives had few places to turn for help. They could confide in a priest or rabbi and pray for enlightenment or see a psychiatrist and pay for it, only to learn, after months or years, that their mothers were...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:36 AM
The HIV case that prompted a new moratorium on shooting in the adult film industry involves a third performer, an industry group has confirmed.
Last month an actress who goes by the screen name Cameron Bay tested positive for HIV, prompting a weeklong...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When Francesca Lia Block sat down to write her latest young adult novel, "Love in the Time of Global Warming" (Holt Books for Young Readers: 240 pp., $16.99), she took her beloved hometown of Los Angeles and destroyed it.
But she didn't just destroy it....
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:38 PM
A porn performer has tested positive for HIV, leading an industry association to call a moratorium on shooting.
Free Speech Coalition, a nationwide trade association for the adult entertainment industry, confirmed the positive HIV test but would not say...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:30 AM
When the Toronto International Film Festival announced its high-profile premieres on Tuesday, the lineup was filled with the expected prestige — an adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning work starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts ("August: Osage...