| Jan 11, 2011
Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who had been one of three surviving American bishops who participated in the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, died Sunday in Culver City. He was 90.
Ward died of complications...
| Mar 3, 2011
Newt Gingrich -- the twice-divorced former House speaker and recent convert to Roman Catholicism -- is courting evangelical Christians as he lays the groundwork for a possible presidential campaign, hoping to find favor among a group that will play a...
| Mar 29, 2011
Perverted plutocrats, a Hollywood madam with a narcissism problem, prostitutes with attitude, indulgent rich kids — Jonathan Kellerman's latest novel has so many unpleasant characters it would be wearying to read if the plot didn't move like a...
| Apr 28, 2011
Shortly before Daniel Hernandez moved from L.A. to Mexico to write a book about its roiling capital, a friend gave him an order. "I don't want to see you back from Mexico City until it's physically altered you, until you are different," Hernandez was...
| Jan 19, 2009
Many have weighed in on Barack Obama's choice of Rick Warren to give the invocation during the presidential inauguration. But what has interested me most isn't so much the controversy about the Lake Forest pastor and his homophobic thinking, but rather...
| Apr 7, 2007
I HAVE MADE SACRIFICES for Lent exactly twice. The first time, I had just joined a Presbyterian youth group with some of the cool kids from my middle school. I gave up biting my fingernails.
This February, 24 years later, I gave Lent another go, and gave...
| Apr 19, 2009
Demonic attack -- now there's something that Hollywood animation crews have realized in vivid, awful detail in film after film. Check out the trailer for the new movie "The Haunting in Connecticut" and you'll see a perfect recent example. Shadowy figures,...
| Dec 21, 2008
Playboy magazine has been offending sensibilities since it began publishing in 1953, and ordinarily its stunts to attract readers are not worth noting. But the cover of the December issue of Playboy Mexico, featuring a semi-nude model presumably...
| Feb 21, 2009
Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen, a leading Tibetan lama, human rights activist and founder of a Buddhist center in Long Beach, died Feb. 13 after a short illness. He was 85.
FOR THE RECORD:
Gyeltsen obituary: In the Feb. 21 California...
| Sep 26, 2008
Today's question: Has the IRS ever gone too far in pushing back against political speech by clergy? Previously, Lynn and Stanley discussed the Constitution’s position on pulpit politics, how far ministers can delve into politics without inviting...
| Nov 3, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 1 - 7 in PDF format This week's TV Movies NCIS: The bodies of two mercenaries are found on Gibbs' (Mark Harmon, left) boat and the investigation leads to......