| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:33 AM
It's been five years since Zac Efron graduated from the "High School Musical" franchise, the guileless film series that established the young star as a mom-approved heartthrob.
Yet even with his Disney Channel days in the rear-view mirror, the actor has...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- Recalling the efforts of her father to improve relations with Japan after World War II and his desire to be the first president to make a state visit there, Caroline Kennedy said Thursday there was no country where she would rather serve...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:22 AM
On Sep. 18, 1956, Sen. John F. Kennedy arrived in Los Angeles for a series of campaign appearances and speeches for the Democratic party....
| Sep 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Not a guy to mince words, two-fisted writer-director Samuel Fuller began (and ended) his tabloid classic "Shock Corridor" with a spurious quote from Euripides: "Whom God wishes to destroy he first makes mad." But he might just have well taken his epigraph...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Memo to Eric Garcetti: Want to be a good mayor of Los Angeles? Look East, young man, to New York’s can-do mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
You know him: the Biggest Apple in the Big Apple. In his time in office, he’s taken on the small (big)...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Helen Thomas, the tenacious and feisty dean of the White House press corps who covered 10 presidents and was a trailblazer for female journalists, has died. She was 92.
A syndicated columnist for Hearst News Service after spending most of her career...
| Aug 8, 2013
How can Egyptians and the world stem the tide of violence and chaos that has engulfed the country since the military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi? The answer depends on the success of Egypt's new constitutional process.
Critics of the military's...
| Aug 13, 2013
In one recent week, time took two heroes. So far as I know, the legendary civil rights lawyer Julius Chambers and the esteemed public intellectual Robert Bellah never met. They lived on opposite ends of the country and traveled in different circles. But...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Anybody with half a brain should have known it was wrong to put an Obama mask on the face of a rodeo clown Saturday at the Missouri State Fair.
It was wrong for the announcer, a local school superintendent, to rile up the crowd by saying, “We&...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Sorry, conspiracy theorists, modern forensic science shows that John F. Kennedy was likely killed by "one guy with a grudge and a gun," said professor John McAdams during a panel for Nova's new "Cold Case: JFK" on Wednesday at the Television Critics Assn....
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Dustin House and co-workers spent a recent morning in a massive hole in downtown Los Angeles where the 73-story Wilshire Grand Hotel will soon rise to become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
As one of the superintendents for the $1-...