| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:00 PM
In "Sake Bomb," twentysomething video blogger Sebastian (Eugene Kim) has a problem few film characters ever face: a sense of relentless, righteous rage for which there is no simple solution. For Sebastian, life as an Asian American male is one of...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The man whose rumpled cap and bearded, unsmiling face you may recognize from your lip balm gets an extended closeup in "Burt's Buzz," director Jody Shapiro's affectionate tribute to Burt's Bees icon Burt Shavitz. Made with the full cooperation of its...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Over the past 181 years, the bill of sale has turned a pale tan. The ink has faded from black to brown and includes elaborate flourishes that seem ill-suited to such a grim and ugly business.
On Feb. 25, 1832, the bill reads, a slave named William...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella headline HBO's fascinating new film Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, which weaves scripted drama of the Supreme Court justices at work with pithy archival footage of Ali to display — through the prism of...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Russell Brand has perfected the art of comedian as rock star, with his looks, bad boy lifestyle, and generally hip English persona. With his new tour “Messiah Complex,” he seems to have moved on, imagining himself as both a hero and a savior,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor for an American civilian, in 2005.
It would not...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The Lions are coming to Chicago on Sunday, with both teams tied atop the NFC North at 5-3. For the Bears, 2013 has been a season in transition—they still have a star unit, but it's the offense, not the defense, that's turning heads.
So in honor of...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Ever since he was earning acclaim as a young theater actor in Chicago, Harry Lennix has never rested on his laurels.
His strong work ethic has served the South Side native well over a career in which he's succeeded in theater, movies and on the small...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 5:13 AM
When editors at Chicago's Third World Press purchased the rights to publish a book containing Malcolm X's diary, they saw it as an opportunity for readers to view the last year of the civil rights leader's life through his own words.
But earlier this...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
[<a href="//storify.com/latimes/nelson-mandela-dies-at-age-95" target="_blank">View the story "Nelson Mandela dies at age 95" on Storify</a>]<h1>Nelson Mandela dies at age 95</h1><h2>South Africa's first black president and...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children.
A rare moment is being captured by...