| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before being grateful I don't go to Comic-Con.
The Skinny: One of my happier childhood memories was watching "The Rockford Files" every Friday night with my father. We'd predict when Rockford would get beat up and when the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:03 AM
After the coffee. Before accepting that I have to work this weekend.
The Skinny: I've never been one to get excited by meeting famous people but I did get a little thrill out of chatting with Dave Grohl on Thursday about Washington, D.C., back in the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The Times' Editorial Awards for 2013, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored both accountability journalism and what Editor Davan Maharaj called “the ever-growing types of journalism we produce in this Digital Age.”
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be Monday beginning at 5 p.m. Pacific on NBC and the evening will answer a number of intriguing questions. Will "Modern Family" win its fifth straight Emmy for comedy series, tying "Frasier's" record in the process?...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Join Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara, awards columnist Glenn Whipp and staff writer Yvonne Villarreal for a post-Emmys live chat on Tuesday at noon PDT.
They'll be sharing their thoughts on Monday evening's winners and ... well ......
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Across the land, a great keening has arisen for the large number of main characters recently killed off on shows as disparate as "The Walking Dead," "Scandal" and "Game of Thrones." How ruthless have we become, the hand-wringers wail, how reckless and...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:14 AM
After the coffee. Before remembering to smile. Well, it's worth a shot!
The Skinny: Are the Dodgers ever going to lose? Serves me right for turning the game off when the Mets were up 4-0 and watching "Scarface" on AMC. Thursday's headlines include a...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:26 AM
After the coffee. Before cleaning my desk off for vacation.
The Skinny: Either I'm starting to lose it, or my digital video recorder has stopped listening to me. It was supposed to record the Fox Sports 1 show "Crowd Goes Wild" and "Breaking Bad" and,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The early reviews are in for the first day of programming on Al Jazeera America.
If there's a consensus, it's that the new network, which has pitched for months itself as an unbiased alternative to opinionated and sensationalized cable news shows in the...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:58 PM
We're slouching toward this year's Emmys, and the most talked-about show on air is AMC's "Breaking Bad," which is entering the second half of its final season.
The show that turned the antihero model on its head -- Bryan Cranston's Walter White is...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before the New York Times comes back online.
The Skinny: Anyone reading "Gone Girl"? I'm apparently late to the psychopathic party. Another reading recommendation: A deep interview with Paul DePodesta, of "Moneyball" fame, on the...