| Sep 11, 2008
| 3:11 PM
It turns out shes just a real girl. Or woman. Always has been. But the times they are a-changin, and no matter what happens in November, she wont be the same-or maybe she will. Michelle Obama, 44, still has the same friends she has had all her life,...
| Sep 12, 2008
Today's question: Is a female candidate's performance as a mother truly off limits during a campaign? Previously, Mangu-Ward and Marcotte discussed the GOP’s downplaying of Cindy McCain's success as a businesswoman, the media’s focus on...
| Apr 11, 2008
Vanilla Ice was released from jail Friday following his arrest on a charge of simple battery for allegedly pushing his wife.
The 39-year-old rap performer was arrested Thursday night at the couple's Wellington home in South Florida. Police said his...
| Nov 29, 2009
"Sit down, Johnetta," Frances Hill told her 14-year-old cousin.
Hours earlier, police and a social worker had come knocking in the darkness, with news that stunned the South Los Angeles woman.
Now Hill had to tell the girl: Her little brother, the 6-...
| Dec 13, 2009
The well-dressed woman in hoop earrings and glitter eye shadow took the podium. "Hello," she said, her voice gruff and resonant. "My name is Darlene, and I'm an alcoholic."
"I'm the alcoholic who was sweetly hit upside the head when Children's Services...
| Feb 10, 2010
| 2:10 PM
The Times' Feb. 5 article on child-family reunification efforts in Los Angeles County's foster care system began with a grossly misleading headline before it was later corrected: "County to end emphasis on family over foster." The headline did not at...