| Dec 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela was one of the towering figures of the 20th century. Like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas K. Gandhi, he was revered around the globe for his vision and courage, and for the enormous personal sacrifices he made to right the wrongs that...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Word of a porn performer’s HIV-positive results Friday prompted an industry group to call for a moratorium on filming and further fueled the debate over condom use in the industry.
The moratorium would be the third such shutdown this year. “...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
If you think Citizens United has unleashed a torrent of cash and real corruption into our electoral system —and it has — brace yourself for something worse.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a campaign finance case that...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who turned Detroit into his personal wallet, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for corruption in the city that has become the modern face of municipal bankruptcy.
The city’s chief executive from 2002 to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Cedar Cove It's Christmas, and while...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy.
Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:05 AM
In terms of the swath it cut through social media, "Sharknado" was an epic F5, even if the ratings barely kicked up a cloud of dust.
Syfy's latest schlocky made-for-TV guilty pleasure struck Twitter on Thursday like, well, a swirling cyclone of...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:59 AM
As talk of a boycott against the movie of Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" began to gain traction last week, I found myself thinking about the project not as a story, but rather as a crucible of sorts. The film has come under scrutiny because of Card&...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Perhaps the strangest book event I’ve yet attended began on Saturday at Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop in Hollywood. Shortly after 2 p.m., a 1950s-era hot rod pulled to the curb on Hollywood Boulevard, disgorging the legendary writer and...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:45 PM
New York Times reporter James Risen must say at a trial whether former CIA official Jeffrey Sterling, accused of leaking classified information, was a source for his book, a federal appeals court ruled.
In a 2-1 decision Friday, the U.S. Court of...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery Los Angeles crash in June, died of "traumatic injuries" as a result of the accident and had traces of drugs in his system, Los Angeles coroner's officials said Tuesday.
Hastings, 33, died June 18 in...