| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
“Willie Pete,” Episode 13 of HBO’s “The Newsroom,” refers to military jargon for white phosphorous, a substance that obscures troop positions and inflicts horrific burns.
Nasty as WP is, a special ops team allegedly used...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Scores of rallies and vigils unfolded around the nation on Saturday, honoring 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and demanding a federal civil rights investigation into his death.
More than 100 cities were scheduled to hold “Justice for Trayvon" vigils,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:59 PM
In a way, part of the outrage had always been about public space: Trayvon Martin, 17, carrying a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles, was walking home when he was shot dead after a struggle with a neighborhood watch volunteer who had viewed him as...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
“News Night” staffers believed they had uncovered a scandal of Watergate proportions – the kind that “makes careers and ends presidencies.”
But instead of winning a Peabody Award for journalism excellence, the military...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Peaceful but frustrated, demonstrators across the country gathered as the nation continued to react Sunday to a Florida jury's not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman over the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
In New York, not...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:36 AM
What do President Obama, Morgan Freeman, NSA document-leaker Edward Snowden and some guy who goes by the name “probably hitting on you” have in common?
They all know what time "the narwhal bacons."
Specifically, they know "the narwhal...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Aaron Sorkin is taking in the last bit of quiet.
The second season of "The Newsroom" premieres Sunday and, if last season is any indication, it's sure to generate a bit of chatter.
The workplace drama, about a prickly newscaster (Jeff Daniels) and his...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Like many of his characters, Aaron Sorkin has a thick-skinned, tough-talking, "that large rectangle to your left is the door" attitude toward public opinion.
It was very much in evidence last year when the reaction to his high-wattage HBO drama "The...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:45 AM
More than 100 contributing filmmakers and "newcomers" — including nine credited directors or co-directors — plus a passel of editors joined forces to create "99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film," an experimental documentary that...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
When "The Newsroom" premiered on HBO in June 2012, its opening credits, in which black and white images of Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow and David Brinkley floated across the screen to soaring theme music, signaled the high-minded ambitions of its...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:05 AM
The fight for higher fast-food wages is coming to Los Angeles.
Just a few days before Labor Day, restaurant workers plan to walk off the job at big-name chains around Southern California to demand $15-an-hour pay, according to organizers.