Column | Dec 15, 2012 | 8:02 PM
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Column | Apr 9, 2013 | 5:09 PMJackie Robinson changed baseball and the nation that loves it on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black player to walk onto a major league ball field. He changed Carl Erskine's life in March 1948, when Robinson, by then a Brooklyn Dodgers star, sought out the minor leaguer after watching him pitch and told him, "You're going to be with us real soon!" And so he was — they were teammates through much of he Dodgers' legendary 1950s. The Robinson biopic "42" is mostly about matters that happened before they met, but Erskine knows what happened afterward: He pitched and won the first Dodger game in L.A., retired in 1959 to his hometown in Indiana, and watched the nation gradually understand the life lessons he later wrote about in "What I Learned from Jackie Robinson."
Column | Apr 16, 2013 | 8:04 PM
Story | Dec 11, 2011 | 4:37 PM
Some well-dressed Hollywood do-gooders got together Friday in Los Angeles to, well, do some good for the first celebration of the American Giving Awards -- a ceremony that gives grants to participating charities through an online voting system. Miley...
Story | Jan 25, 2012 | 4:37 PM
Joe Paterno: Joe Paterno's memorial service is bringing out the worst in people. Tickets to the event are free, but scalpers are already posting them on e-Bay.