| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:07 PM
The creamy filling in these rankings may be soft but check out the historic crust. You have Alabama and Florida State on top, destined to meet for this season's Bowl Championship Series title, offset by a new bottom of Texas and USC. The Longhorns and...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:58 PM
A science experiment went awry Wednesday when it set off two dry-ice explosions at a Mar Vista middle school, prompting an evacuation and causing a student and an LAPD bomb technician to suffer minor injuries.
A student had brought a couple of pieces of...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Sometimes a week goes by and the Los Angeles literary landscape is as barren and desolate as the Salton Sea. This is not one of those weeks.
Tonight: Vermin on the Mount returns. The punk rock reading series takes its name from its original location,...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The Bowl Championship Series is sort of like what Mark Twain once said about the weather in New England. If you don’t like it now, just wait a few minutes.
Two weeks ago, Florida State fans were panicked that their No. 3 Seminoles would go...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:58 AM
You'll be so glad to have more time together with television legend Carol Burnett in November.
Keep in mind:
Burnett visits "The Queen Latifah Show" on Monday, and the host will salute Burnett as an inspiration. The episode of the nationally...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:05 PM
For anyone interested in the politics of left and right -- and in political journalism as it is practiced at the highest level -- George Orwell's works are indispensable. This week, in the year marking the 110th anniversary of his birth, we present a...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:21 AM
It started with a Jerusalem artichoke. Jane Rainwater looked at one a few years back and noticed how much it resembled a hand grenade.
This connection between things and violence merged nicely with research that Rainwater had done in grad school on 19th...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Mark Twain knew what he was talking about in a Tribune interview 127 years ago, discussing the virtues of the upper Mississippi River. The big river around Hannibal, Mo., where he grew up, is less interesting, less scenic, he said,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:54 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls elementary school that has honored a famous American author for decades is being razed and replaced by one that will honor a famous 19th century women’s rights activist, and some residents of the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Sci fi and fantasy TV get their due in November with the premieres of Fox's robot-action thriller "Almost Human," the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor," and BBC America's mythology series "Atlantis." Two sitcoms, Fox's...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"I had no idea the Mark Twain people were even working on it, because of the government shutdown," Carol Burnett says of meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office after receiving this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor....