| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Chris Burnham was being “cagey” about his and writer Grant Morrison's “Nameless” horror, but he was excited to name the […]...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
As the party that is 2013 draws to a close, we observe that the TV news business has been filled with outstanding coverage of the year's challenging and important stories, including the Syrian civil war, the death of Nelson Mandela, the U.S. government...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Snow in Connecticut is as common as the head cold.
Amid our sizable inventory of snowstorms, however, there are a shovelful that stand out for reasons as diverse as their intensity, size, duration, timing, early or late arrival, even their political...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Readers must have been shocked by the front page of the Jan. 29, 1934, Los Angeles Times, where Jean Bosquet wrote breathlessly about a search for a lost civilization of Lizard People and their buried treasure.
The headline contained an unfortunate...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:14 PM
A 17-year-old girl and her 18-year-old boyfriend, convicted last year of murdering the girl’s parents, were sentenced Friday to life in prison.
Cynthia Alvarez, who was 15 years old at the time of the October 2011 killings, was tried as an adult...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Even as she pleaded for a sentence that would let her live in sunshine again, a 17-year-old girl convicted of murdering her parents expressed little remorse other than admitting to mistakes.
Cynthia Alvarez said she had been a victim of abuse at the...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:32 AM
November brings fun photos from Halloween and Dia de los Muertos celebrations. Costume images often have a surreal feel, and we start off with two of those, showing first a Hello Kitty trick-or-treater in Pacific Palisades, then an elaborately costumed...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:35 AM
Pacific Opera Project, a young company headed by young artists, calls itself POP and operates on the pleasure principle.
It presents chamber versions of comic opera and operetta in clubs and calls them POP-Up productions. Tables for four cost but $100,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:03 PM
On New Year's Day, I spent hours fielding calls and texts from friends. Not because they were interested in hearing about my night out or wishing me a happy New Year. No, instead they wouldn't leave me alone because all of them—specifically the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:10 PM
The first week of January has been an auspicious time for horror movies. Industry types would say it’s the lack of fresh box-office competition, though it’s also always seemed just as likely that the aftermath of the holidays are ripe for a...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Since palm trees don’t change colors and shed their fronds (if the temperature even drops at all), the transition from summer to autumn in Florida is hard to recognize — unless of course, the food industry begins releasing pumpkin products....