| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:20 AM
(This post has been updated. See below.)
Director Steve Hoover's documentary feature debut, "Blood Brother," is an uncomplicated hagiography of his friend Rocky Braat, a caretaker for HIV-positive orphans in rural India. Nevertheless, the gorgeously...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:50 AM
The revival of Matthew McConaughey's career continues apace with the announcement he will be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film festival.
The awards gala will be Jan. 4, during the festival...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:47 AM
On the Venice Boardwalk, the pot hawkers come at you like carnival barkers. In their green scrubs, armed with business cards, they beckon passersby to enter their narrow shops.
“Do you have a headache? A backache? Come on in, our doctor is...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A thick, unrelenting heat permeated the Louisiana sets of "12 Years a Slave" — 100-degree-plus temperatures so intense they stifled breath. The moment a scene wrapped, cast and crew would take refuge in air-conditioned cars parked nearby. One member...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:58 PM
City Hall and Los Angeles County elected leaders are warning that if voters pass a June ballot measure that forces the city to create its own health department, it will increase costs and erode essential services now provided by the county.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A look at upcoming shows to fill your music calendar this weekend:
Brian Haas and Scott Amendola: The founding member of the jazz-oriented jam band -- or perhaps jam-oriented jazz band? -- the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, keyboardist Brian Haas delved...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:30 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry’s accidental, possible solution to the Syrian crisis takes a page right out of the Mr. Magoo School of International Diplomacy: Just keep bumbling along and you may eventually get to your destination.
When asked in...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:27 PM
Republicans in Congress are railing against the healthcare law as a government takeover of medicine. The massive program will harm patients and cost far too much, critics say. Supporters are being branded as socialists.
This isn't just the latest...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:26 PM
As the state’s health insurance marketplace began enrolling thousands of newly qualified Californians for health coverage, Gov. Jerry Brown signed 10 healthcare-related bills on Tuesday.
Among them are measures that extend healthcare tax breaks to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Trainer Jeremy B. Manning has a story to tell, and he came to realize that stories can inspire action.
Last fall, Manning, 37, coached participants in the annual AIDS Project Los Angeles charity trail run, called T2. Compared with the blasé attitude...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:57 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday that it had updated its world HIV/AIDS database to include new data on more than 100 countries, including China, Ghana, Ethiopia, India and Cameroon.
The update comes as United Nations officials are reporting...