| May 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
An old index card reads: Original. Real. Poignant. Those were the first words Greg Daniels jotted down a decade ago as his guide in adapting the daft British TV series "The Office" for an American audience.
The ideas on the flimsy card stock proved...
| Nov 2, 2012
His name was Green Eyes. But five or six black men with light eyes go by that name on L.A.'s skid row. So he was known as the Green Eyes who sold lighters and cigarettes, a quarter each.
Her name was Terry, but she also liked to be called Tracy. She...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 9:52 PM
This is the 25th anniversary of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” so we caught up with Michael Dorn, who introduced ......
| Dec 22, 2012
It was our first Christmas together, and I was determined that it would be special.
We had booked a hotel room for the holidays on the sand at Pismo Beach. Jim, my new love, had Mark Harmon hair and a Richard Gere smile. He watched BBC News, read...
| Dec 11, 2012
Priest abuse files: An article in the Dec. 8 Section A about the upcoming release of the personnel files of priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles accused of sexually abusing children referred to Roger M. Mahony as a former cardinal. He stepped down as...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 2:48 PM
The crossword in Sunday’s Arts & Books section was titled "The Last Sunday Crossword" and noted that according to the Mayan calendar, the world was going to end "this Friday, Dec. 21."
But, of course, "this" Friday is not Dec. 21 – it's...
| Aug 10, 2010
Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud."
But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...
| Jan 8, 2011
Sylvia Bursztyn, who parlayed her playful spirit and love of language into a 30-year career of creating devilishly clever Sunday crossword puzzles for the Los Angeles Times, has died. She was 62.
Bursztyn was found dead at her Granada Hills home on Dec....
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:44 PM
For those lucky enough to have the first signs of a stroke recognized by friends or family, things often get very quiet very quickly as 911 calls are made, gurneys are wheeled in and tests are conducted. University of California Irvine neuroscientist...
| Jan 14, 2012
If you're lazily inclined to define Diane Keaton by the crossword-puzzle-sized word "actor," you need to get out more. Add to that her work as director and producer, photographer, restorer of venerable houses, board member of the Los Angeles Conservancy...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 9:34 PM
Joel Dovev: Joel Dovev's new book "Crap at My Parents' House" is a compendium of decorating atrocities culled from Dovev's blog of the same name....