| Jun 18, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Newspaper bans the word Tweet as not socially acceptable yet. But it's OK here, u betcha....
| Jan 14, 2010
| 4:33 PM
â¢ Brooks Barnes wonders, "If awards shows are experiencing a renaissance, why are the Globes struggling?" His answer: "NBC is no longer a ratings powerhouse. Because of the saturation of celebrity news coverage, the telecastâs primary draw -- a room...
| May 30, 2010
Missing a Beat
The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim
Edited and with an introduction by Mark Cohen
Syracuse University Press: 296 pp., $29.95
We hear a disproportionate amount from the writers who "made it." The ones who hustled, stroked the right...
| Jun 20, 2010
Matt Kindt's new graphic novel, the grimly topsy-turvy "Revolver" (Vertigo: 192 pp., $24.99), starts with the sort of 9/11 nightmare that's become a permanent feature of our headspace. In a nameless Midwestern city, a hungover Sam reports to his dismal...
| Jun 20, 2010
Few plays have affected me as viscerally as "Angels in America." I can still recall my state of mind in the theater, having traveled to New York from New Haven, where I was in graduate school, to see both parts ("Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika")...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 9:03 PM
Homer Smith, who served three stints as a UCLA football assistant coach and may have been college's most intellectually gifted offensive mind, died Sunday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after a long battle with cancer. He was 79.
Smith, who spent 37 of his 39...
| Aug 1, 2010
Though I write for this West Coast newspaper, I live in New York City. That means, like a lot of dwellers of the five boroughs, I spend a disproportionate amount of time thinking about real estate, whether griping about too-high rents for tiny...
| Sep 20, 2011
Coach led organization
of Big East Conference
Dave Gavitt, 73, one of basketball's most influential leaders in the last three decades, died Friday in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I., after a long illness, his family said....
| Dec 13, 2011
Longtime Harvard football coach
Joe Restic, 85, who won or tied for five Ivy League football championships during 23 years as coach at Harvard University, died Thursday at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, the university announced. The...
| Sep 7, 2008
On the front page of Thursday's Los Angeles Times was a story about John McCain. It was not really a news article but a story that could have begun: "Once upon a time ... "
We were told McCain's history, from his parents' romantic elopement to Tijuana...
| Apr 13, 2009
Parents of students aspiring to elite universities may want to wait to read Jean Hanff Korelitz's novel "Admission," about a Princeton admissions officer in crisis. Korelitz's depiction will reinforce their fear that getting into an Ivy League school...