| May 19, 2013
"Celluloid condoms between the audience and the immediate gratification of understanding."
"More like watching Playboy TV than having sex."
Hyperbolic outbursts are not uncommon in opera, but rarely were they so concentrated or, um, vivid.
| May 9, 2013
The overseers of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum concealed from the public independent reports of lax financial controls and widespread spending abuses at the taxpayer-owned stadium that included sloppy accounting of hot dog sales and excessive perks...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:00 AM
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time, and vote you did, as we received an amazing 12,231 ballots. So many people voted that we have decided to expand the list from the top 10 to the top 20. Each weekday at...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 5:55 PM
Five things to watch this week in college football.
1. Notre Dame is No.1 in the Associated Press poll for the first time since 1993 and is headed west to USC for a trip that could clinch for the Irish a Bowl Championship Series title-game berth. USC is...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:38 PM
We combed the hills and scoured the wires for this batch of weekend tidbits:
• Boston College has knocked undefeated Notre Dame out of the national title race in each of the last two decades: 1993 and 2002. Notre Dame (9-0) plays at Boston College...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:35 PM
Three months ago, the USC Trojans had proudly survived NCAA probation to become the top-ranked team in college football.
On Thursday, after a litany of missteps and misdeeds had turned their season of rebirth into a spiral of regret, the program stumbled...
| Oct 6, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Put down the Trojan Kool-Aid. Title-game hopes? Now, if you're talking about Alamo Bowl title hopes, then we're in the realm of reality.
Answer: For the record, I much prefer Trojan Tang because it's easier...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 8:14 PM
A proposed agreement between the state and USC would give the private university control of taxpayer-owned parking lots that serve the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and several public museums at Exposition Park. Released in draft form Tuesday, the...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Two years after two men were stabbed during a brawl in a Rose Bowl parking lot, officials said extra security would be on hand for Saturday's USC-UCLA match-up....
| Nov 16, 2012
| 11:42 AM
USC-UCLA Rivaly Week: Should USC's marching band drum major be allowed to stab UCLA's logo at midfield during its pre-game performance? Or should the practice be banned?...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 10:23 PM
In a statement game one week before the Pac-5 Division playoffs begin, Bellflower St. John Bosco won its first Trinity League championship with a 42-15 victory over Santa Margarita on Friday night at St. John Bosco. Running back Darren Walker......