| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
It's not as messy as the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care plan, but his My Brother's Keeper initiative for black and Latino boys and young men has created a firestorm of debate among people who have largely been supportive of his...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch and once one of Britain’s most influential women, was acquitted Tuesday on charges of phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice in a case that shook this country to...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:33 PM
In 1972, Philadelphia's leading newspaper was based in a mostly windowless building that looked like and had the atmosphere of a huge mausoleum.
That was the year I somehow landed a job with The Associated Press, which had its Philadelphia office in a...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:44 PM
You just never know.
If you’re starting out in this business, there appears to be no rhyme and reason for why things happen. That's always been true. But nowadays even the most experienced people are scratching their heads.
| Jun 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Marilyn Beck, prominent Hollywood columnist who led the way for a hard news approach to celebrity journalism, died Saturday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after a three-year battle with lung cancer. She was 85.
A straight-shooter who was...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Variety magazine journalists, articles and graphic design have been nominated for 28 SoCal Journalism Awards given by the Los Angeles Press Club.
New York film editor Ramin Setoodeh is nominated for Journalist of the Year in the Print Under 50,000...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Growing up in Baltimore, Matthew VanDyke had few friends. He was doted on so much by his mother and grandmother he was still living in his mom’s basement in his mid-20s. The most hair-raising adventure he ever had was with a video-game console....
| May 30, 2014
In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture.
Narcoliterature titles are among Amazon's 100 best-...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
While Cornell William Brooks may be a surprising choice to lead the NAACP, it takes neither an Einstein nor a soothsayer to know what challenges lie ahead for the clergyman-lawyer little known beyond his social justice network in New Jersey.
| May 6, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The Kremlin's top diplomat signaled Tuesday that Russia won't recognize the results of Ukraine's May 25 presidential election unless it is preceded by a "national dialogue" on redistributing power to the regions and an end to Ukrainian troops' efforts...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:10 AM
My husband the sportswriter received an award last week from the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons for a meticulously reported story on the surgery that repaired Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's devastating knee injury.