| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:34 AM
After the coffee. Before what promises to be a very long day.
The Skinny: Once again Derek Jeter delivers in the big moment. Anyone who wasn't teary watching him playing his last All-Star game doesn't have a heart. We've got some big news in Wednesday's...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:21 AM
"Breaking Bad" ended its run on AMC on Sunday night in what, as Los Angeles Times TV critic Mary McNamara writes, "may be the first recorded (and distinctly over-tweeted) perfect finale in television history." Join her and Times staff writer Yvonne...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:36 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if my back pain has abated enough for exercise.
The Skinny: I watched "League of Denial" on "Frontline" about the NFL's response (or lack thereof) to the concussion issue. Tough stuff. You can find it online if you missed...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:10 AM
After the coffee. Before dreading another argument with my bank.
The Skinny: My bank thinks my account has been compromised. I think I know what happened but finding someone to explain it to is making me feel like Kafka. Most annoying. Today's headlines...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before the eggs. (How'd I never think of that before?)
The Skinny: The Dodgers are still alive! I'm actually not some big Dodger fan but I love playoff baseball and want the series to go seven. It's a nice distraction. Thursday's...